Bruce Springsteen will announce … something on May 24

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Bruce Springsteen posted this image to social media, May 23.

(UPDATE: Announcement has been made and info available here.)

Bruce Springsteen posted a short video to social media today of him and the E Street Band performing “Born in the USA,” with the words “May 24, 2022, BruceSpringsteen.net” at the end. The clear implication is that he will announce something on the site — and, presumably, other outlets — on that date.

Fans are hoping for that something to be concert dates. Or it could be the upcoming release of a new album, which also be very welcome news.

The appearance of the E Street Band in the video implies that it will be a band project and not a solo album and/or tour. And that mere fact that he did this kind of pre-announcement suggests that he and his management think this will be something of major interest to his fans.

The use of the song “Born in the USA” could be a hint that the announcement will be of a deluxe re-release of Springsteen’s Born in the USA album, which would follow the deluxe re-releases of Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. But the glimpses of Jake Clemons and Charles Giordano in the video — both musicians did not begin backing Springsteen until well after the Born in the USA Era — would suggest that the announcement has to do with a tour (or both an album and a tour), and not just an archival release.

We’ll find out May 24.

(UPDATE: SiriusXM host Jim Rotolo has posted on social media “Listen to E Street Radio tomorrow at 9 am ET 6 am PT @SIRIUSXM ch.20,” which presumably means the news will be announced then, either exclusively on SiriusXM or more widely.)

Springsteen’s last album was Letter to You, in 2020. His last tour with the E Street Band was in 2016 and 2017, though he presented “Springsteen on Broadway” shows in 2017, 2018 and 2021.

Here is the 15-second video:

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