BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: When One Horn Just Won't Do
Though Bruce Springsteen has yet to announce how he'll fill the void left by the late E Street Band saxophone player Clarence Clemons when he starts touring next month, his friend Southside Johnny has let the cat out of the bag. Southside says, "He's stealing my saxophone players to replace Clarence... We steal from each other's bands occasionally."
There have been reports that Springsteen has been rehearsing a horn section in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but there's no word on who exactly will make it up. He's toured with a horn section just twice -- on the Tunnel of Love Express tour in 1988 and the Seeger Sessions Band tour in 2006.
Springsteen has scheduled a March 9th warm-up show at Harlem, New York's legendary Apollo Theatre, with the official tour opener set for March 18th in Atlanta. His new album, Wrecking Ball, will be out March 6th.
Clemons died last June following a massive stroke. He was 69.
Source: Waterloo Region Record (Canada)