‘The Boss’ Heading For The Break Room

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It seems as though we’ve been seeing reviews of Springsteen & Co. shows for the past couple of years, and I suppose that’s because they have spent a great deal of time on the road during that time.  There’s no question they they are a springsteen Pictures, Images and Photoshard-working band and have succeeded in delighting fans with their live shows throughout North America and Europe.

Nearing the end of their current tour, which – according to guitarist Steven Van Zandt – could be their last, the group plans to take some time off. That “could be the last tour” language is something we’ve heard from other groups comprised of aging rockers. Considering the recent spell of health-related problems that plagued Aerosmith recently and caused them to cancel their tour, it’s understandable that some of these veteran groups are leaving their options open and making no secret of it.

During a recent conference call, Van Zandt didn’t sound certain about the length of the break the group is planning to take, and, as mentioned previously, whether or not the break will become permanent.

“I don’t know how long, one year, year-and-a-half, two years off. This is a good time to see us. We may not be as pretty, [but] we seem to be getting better in funny ways. You never know. This could be be the last tour. We do every show like it’s our last show anyway,” Van Zandt said.

Fans still have a chance to catch Springsteen and his band mates live if they snag tickets to one of the upcoming shows – some of which have yet to go on sale.

There’s still a bit of work left for the group to finish up, including five dates at the famed Giants Stadium in their home state of New Jersey, as well as shows in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C. among others.

More information is available at Live Daily.

2 Comments

  1. Steve September 17, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I saw Bruce last night in Greenville SC. Excellent show and a very good mix of the various eras in his music. VERY good song selection. Sure you can’t please everyone (Personal fav Jungleland was missing) but overall excellent mix. Some new; some old and alot of improvising. Even played Satisfaction by the Stones and brought the Swinging Medallions (beach music) on stage. GREAT show. Suzie (sp?) is an excellent musician. What an add. Props to the entire band but most surprising was Max Weinberg’s son – at only 19, this guy is going to be great. He held it down and Max ought to be proud. Well done Jay. Go see this show. You will not be disappointed. And thanks Bruce for taking the scalpers out of the game with the paperless ticketing – the shape of things to come.

  2. jalyssa October 5, 2009 at 12:25 am

    well , i hope to god this isnt bruce’s last tour.
    its my dream to see him live and since i didnt get the chance when he came to canada on this tour i was hoping for next tour. which i hope will happen , someday!

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