Springsteen plans folk tour for U.S.
The Boss is planning to go back on the road this summer. Bruce Springsteen has announced a 23-date tour of the U.S. for the summer in support of his latest album -- We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. A 17-member ensemble group called -- voila! -- the Seeger Sessions Band -- will back him up instead of the famed E-Street Band. (Wife Patti Scialfa did make the cut.)
No definitive word on whether Springsteen will deviate from the classic folk feel of his album to relive any of his more-popular hits of the past. Safe bet? Probably not often enough.
The tour begins April 20 with four dates in Asbury Park, NJ, and includes a stop at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. That show is the furthest south the Boss is coming. (For local fans, no Florida stops are planned.) Click here for a list of show dates.