Bruce Springsteen to Release Four New Songs on Record Store Day

Bruce Springsteen
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For Record Store Day, many artists will often package previously released songs with some new photos on the sleeve and/or colored vinyl and call it a “new” product. Not Bruce Springsteen, who announced today that he is releasing ‘American Beauty,’ an EP with four new songs, on April 26.

According to Rolling Stone, three of the four songs on ‘American Beauty’ — ‘Mary Mary,’ ‘Hey Blue Eyes’ and the title track — were recorded for his most recent album, ‘High Hopes,’ which, in and of itself, is mostly a collection of songs left off his albums of the previous decade. The fourth song, ”Hurry Up Sundown,’ is of unknown origin. It is not known yet when or if the songs will be available digitally.

Springsteen also announced that, on March 25, he will release a video (DVD, Blu-ray, digital download) of the tribute concert to him when he received the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year award. Hosted by Jon Stewart, the concert featured artists from across the musical spectrum, such as StingMumford & SonsElton John, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris and John Legend performing his songs. The evening closed with Springsteen and the E Street Band doing a five song mini-set.

Bruce Springsteen wraps up his current tour of the Southern Hemisphere in Auckland, New Zealand on March 2. He begins a five-week tour of the United States on April 8 in Cincinnati.

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Bruce Springsteen Announces 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

Bruce Springsteen
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In support of his new album, ‘High Hopes,’ Bruce Springsteen has revealed a five-week tour of the United States. Springsteen is currently touring Australia and New Zealand through March 2.

Springsteen’s website lists 15 dates, beginning April 8 in Cincinnati and winding up with two shows at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Ct on May 17-18. This includes a previously announced stop at JazzFest in New Orleans on May 3.

As we reported back in December, Springsteen is focusing largely on markets that were passed over during the ‘Wrecking Ball’ tour, including Texas, Florida and Nashville. The omission of traditional Springsteen strongholds like New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia and Los Angeles suggest that there are more dates to be announced in the future. Recent tour patterns indicate that Springsteen will tour Europe in the summer, and come back to the U.S. in the fall.

On April 10 — two days after the tour begins — the E Street Band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bruce Springsteen 2014 U.S. Tour

4/8 – Cincinnati, Ohio
4/12 – Virginia Beach, Va.
4/15 – Columbus, Ohio
4/17 – Nashville, Tenn.
4/19 – Charlotte, N.C.
4/22 – Pittsburgh, Pa.
4/24 – Raleigh, N.C.
4/26 – Atlanta, Ga.
4/29 – Sunrise, Fla.
5/1 – Tampa, Fla.
5/3 – New Orleans, La.
5/6 – Houston, Texas
5/13 – Albany, N.Y.
5/14 – Hershey, Pa.
5/17 – Uncasville, Ct.
5/18 – Uncasville, Ct.