Bruce Springsteen talks about the return of “Broadway”, new music and the 2022 tour?
Bruce Springsteen gets back to work this summer, playing a big part in the Broadway comeback by bringing back his $ 108 million “Springsteen on Broadway” for the whole summer, but that’s not all he’s got. preparation, as it revealed in a call on E Street Radio from Sirius XM.
“I can’t wait to be in front of an audience,” he told hosts Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo. “It’s gonna be quite a thing. In fact, I am happy to work.
In addition to the show – tickets go on sale today and fans must be fully immunized for two weeks to attend – Springsteen says he spent time in Indiana with John Mellencamp, working on a few songs for one. fall release, as well as a project with Brandon Flowers and the Killers on a track that could debut as early as this month.
“His [Brandon] and me with the band, we’ve done something that’s going to come out soon, in a week or so, ”he said. I stayed busy.
Also in preparation, new material with which “fans will have fun” and a tour in preparation for 2022.
“There are several things we are working on. We have something coming out in the fall, ”he teased. “I have projects that I am working on… We have worked on a lot of things from the vault. I’ll let that be a surprise.
Springsteen shared some details about his time with Mellencamp.
“I worked on three songs from John’s album and spent time in Indiana with him,” he said. “I really like Jean. He’s a great songwriter and I got really close and had a lot of fun with him. I sang a little on his record.
As for the Broadway show, Springsteen said he was asked to help revive the Great White Way, but was not sure as he was planning a 2022 tour with the E Street Band.
“[Manager] Jon [Landau] told me about it, ”he said. “I knew we were going to tour with the band next year, so I said, ‘Maybe I’ll take some time off. But a conversation with a friend convinced him to return to Broadway – although it’s not clear if this was confirmation that a long-awaited 2022 E Street Band tour is definitely in the works (Springsteen did not really said during the interview; a representative did not immediately respond to Varietyrequests for comments from).
“I had a friend who got me so excited he convinced me sitting on my couch one night,” Springsteen said. “The next day I said, okay, we’re going to do shows. It really happened casually.
“It will be just nice to be back there [and] lend a hand, ”he continued.
When asked if the show would be the same as the original series, which covered October 2017 through December 2018, Springsteen replied that he could tweak it a bit.
“I have a script. I haven’t looked at it. The truth is, I didn’t say it much the first time around. I remember we played a few dress rehearsals and I played it once here at Monmouth College [University in New Jersey], but that’s all I did, ”he said. “You can’t really stand there and talk to yourself in the afternoon. I’m not going to tell myself the same stories. This is partly because there is an element of spontaneity, even though the script is relatively fixed.
With only a few weeks to go until opening night, Springsteen said he’s getting to work right away.
“I set it up for Monday, I’m going to start refreshing the script and reviewing it and see if I’ll make some little changes or not. It’ll be pretty much the same show it was because I think it is. ‘this is what people expect and this is what I got,’ he said.
“There will be little ones [changes], but I don’t think too much, ”he continued. “It went on for 236 shows a week, pretty much like before. It had taken a little longer, which means I probably added things. I’d like to tighten it up a bit, if anything. I wish it was a little closer to what it was when I made his Broadway debut than towards the end a bit. I would like to do that.
Springsteen has been busy as a radio DJ, recording 23 episodes of his show “From My Home to Yours”, hosting a podcast with President Barrack Obama and celebrating his 30th birthday with his wife Patti Scialfa.
“[The radio show] It allows me to dig into music that I have found very satisfying – new bands and old things that I didn’t know existed, ”he said.
Springsteen On Broadway ‘will return this summer for a limited series of performances at New York’s St. James Theater. Shows begin June 26 with additional performances until September 4. The original series earned Springsteen a Special Tony Award for performances, which were later adapted into a film and soundtrack album.