As much as Bruce Springsteen loves to tour, he has no plans to do so in 2019 following his Broadway run. The rumor mill had it that Springsteen would hit the road with his E Street Band and Springsteen had to put the rumors to rest.
"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," he wrote via Twitter.
Instead of touring in the new year, Springsteen will work on "various recording projects," according to his post, before he returns to his day job. Springsteen also encouraged fans to go out and support E Streeters who are regularly performing and could benefit from some support.
Fans of the rocker, however, will still have a treat to tide them over until a new album or tour does arrive. On Dec. 14, Springsteen on Broadway the album will hit stores and the one-man show will be available to stream via Netflix on Dec. 16 following the Broadway show's conclusion on Dec. 15. On the final date, "Springsteen on Broadway" will have 236 shows under its belt that earned him a special award at the Tony Awards. The production was initially only set to run six weeks at its start but had been extended multiple times.
Springsteen didn't make clear if a new record is in the works but it's almost expected to see as his previous album High Hopes was released in 2014. His last album of all new material, Wrecking Ball, was released in 2012 and debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Springsteen also released Chapter and Verse in 2016, a compilation with songs handpicked by the rocker that chronicled his career and featured five unreleased songs.
A statement from Bruce Springsteen... pic.twitter.com/bMqCPWmSaW— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) December 5, 2018