You might think that Bruce Springsteen would be ready for a nice, long rest after coming off the road just a few months ago back in August when Springsteen and his E Street Band wrapped up their Magic tour. Turns out that they are gearing up for another tour that will kick off (no pun intended) sometime after the Super Bowl performance that is coming up on February 1.
The new tour will be supporting the a forthcoming album that is scheduled for release on January 27. Working on A Dream will be Springsteen’s 16th studio album, and he and the band are not wasting any time getting their new music out in front of fans who can expect shows in North America and Europe.
Fans of “The Boss” will also have a unique opportunity to see him perform as part of the Presidential inauguration which will take place on January 20th, and mark the swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Springsteen has been very public regarding his support for Obama, announcing that he had endorsed the Illinois Senator back during the spring of 2008.
It is not known whether Springsteen’s inaugural performance will include the E Street Band or whether he will be going solo for that one.
There’s word from National Public Radio that will be of particular interest to Springsteen fans. NPR has confirmed that they will be offering an exclusive, free stream of the new album, Working On a Dream, beginning at midnight on January 19th. Fans can access the stream on the NPR website.
The stream will be available until the album’s official release on January 27th.