Bruce Springsteen recently announced that he and his E Street Band will most likely not go on tour until 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, the Boss certainly doesn’t intend to leave fans hanging for a whole year.
According to the Asbury Park Press, Springsteen stated during a New Year’s Eve interview on SiriusXM that he intends to give fans a “big surprise” in 2021.
“I have some projects coming up this year that I won’t tell because it’s going to be a secret, then a big surprise, but I do have things to keep me busy this year that will give the fans something to bide their time with,” Springsteen hinted heavily.
Ultimate Classic Rock states that Springsteen explains his touring schedule is entirely contingent upon projections made by Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been advising the United States throughout the COVID-19 pandemic on safety regulations.
“If things go according to what Dr. Fauci is projecting, as soon as we can, we’ll be out there,” he said. “And that might be 2022, you know, somewhere in the new year of 2022. So—and I’m completely projecting because no one really knows—but that’s what I think, according to all the information that’s available at this moment.”
Saying that the pandemic has thrown a gigantic wrench into the plans of many a live event would be a massive understatement, as Springsteen isn’t the only artist who has had to push back tour dates. Bands such as My Chemical Romance have postponed their anticipated return to the stage until (hopefully) summer 2021, with many others opting to host virtual events instead.
Further information on Springsteen’s “surprise” as well as any upcoming virtual performances has yet to be relayed to the public.