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Bruce Springsteen announces 2012 tour

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Published: 21st Nov 2011 10:59:07

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are to tour in 2012, it has been announced.

The singer on his website his European dates would run from May to July, while US and world concert details will be announced shortly.

The band will also headline next year's Hard Rock Calling and Isle of Wight Festival in the UK.

It will be the group's first tour since saxophonist Clarence Clemons died following a stroke in June.

Springsteen added on his site: "We want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled).

"We have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012."

Springsteen last toured in 2009 with his Working on a Dream tour, the third biggest earning tour of the year behind U2 and Madonna, making $156m.

It will be the second time the singer has topped the bill at Hard Rock Calling, after headlining in 2009.

"It's great to welcome Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band back to Hyde Park," said Live Nation promoter Toby Leighton-Pope.

"They always put on a fantastic show and 2012 is set to be a special one," he added.

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