Bruce Springsteen will release his new solo album, Western Stars, next month, but the New Jersey native now says he has also written several songs for an upcoming album with the E Street Band that will include a tour.
Springsteen discussed the upcoming album tour with director Martin Scorsese at a Netflix event over the weekend, according to Variety. As Springsteen said at the event, he has written “almost an album’s worth of material for the band” after a yearslong dry spell.
“I spent about seven years without anything for the [E Street] band,” Springsteen said. “I couldn’t write anything for the band. … And then, about a month or so ago, I wrote almost an album’s worth of material for the band.”
The Boss later added that “there’ll be another tour” in honor the upcoming release.
The album will follow the release of Western Stars, which serves as his first solo album of new material since 2012’s Wrecking Ball. The E Street Band, meanwhile, last recorded an album with Springsteen on 2009’s Working on a Dream, according to Rolling Stone, and hasn’t toured since the end of The River tour in 2017.
Whether Springsteen will launch a tour in support of Western Stars remains unclear. Last month, however, fans got an early look at the album with the release of “Hello Sunshine,” the album’s first single.