Steven Van Zandt Clarifies If He Got A Call From Bruce Springsteen To Join Him For E Street Band Tour

Former E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt recalled the time when the band’s leader Bruce Springsteen announced the upcoming tour in 2022 and unveiled what he thinks about their first tour after five years in his recent interview with Boston.

As you may recall, Between the Lines event took place in Asbury Park on October 17, 2021, to draw attention to Steven Van Zandt’s charity project TeachRock, which is a non-profit foundation that aims to create standards-aligned arts integration curriculums to help young learners’ education, and his new memoir entitled ‘Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir.’

In addition, his bandmates Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Richie Sambora supported Van Zandt by attending the event. Then, Springsteen surprised both his friends and bandmates after he had announced that E Street Band will go back to the stage with their new tour in 2022. Van Zandt admitted that he didn’t know the news that the frontman would give.

The guitarist stated that Bruce Springsteen didn’t share any details with him about the upcoming tour so he can’t reveal the tour’s setlist, dates, and places yet. When the interviewer asked Steven if he thinks he will receive a phone call from Bruce about his plans for the tour, he stated that he isn’t sure about any of that at all since it all happened so quickly. It seems that the band’s longtime dedicated fans will have to wait for a while until the band releases an official announcement through their official website and social media accounts.

Here’s what Steven Van Zandt said:

“He really made news the other night. We were doing an event that he interviewed me at, and it’s going to be online eventually but he kind of made news by announcing the tour. I was like, damn! So I don’t know. We’ll see, we’ll see. I’m not sure when exactly or what exactly but it became a real possibility 24 hours ago.”

Moreover, E Street Band’s fans expressed their ideas and feelings about the tour saying that they were looking forward to watching the band’s live performances once again after waiting for a very long time by sharing posts on their social media accounts.