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Bruce Springsteen won't tour with E Street Band in 2019, says he'll be busy with "various recording projects"

An article published in The Sunday Times of London this past weekend featuring a new interview with Bruce Springsteen suggested that The Boss planned to tour with his E Street Band next year, but the rock legend has issued a statement refuting that report.

In the message, posted on his official website and social media outlets, Springsteen says, "Just a note to quell some of the rumors over here on E Street. While we hope to be back with you soon, the E Street Band won't be touring in 2019. Before I go back to my day job, the year will be consumed with a break after our Broadway run and various recording projects I've been working on."

He adds, "We do hope to see you soon, and until then, we have some mighty E Streeters out there regularly performing with their own projects who'd love and deserve your support. All love and Happy Holidays!"

The Sunday Times piece also reported that Bruce had a new album on the way that he described as "a singer-songwriter album -- more of a solo record," so fans likely can expect that to arrive in 2019.

As previously reported, Bruce's Springsteen on Broadway show, which opened at New York's Water Kerr Theatre in October 2017, will have its final performance there on Saturday, December 15. The next day, a Netflix special documenting one of the intimate performances will premiere, while a companion soundtrack album will be released on Friday, December 14.

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