When word leaked a couple weeks ago around here that Bruce Springsteen might be coming to TODAY, the news spread through the halls amazingly quickly. Almost immediately, I had people -- who don't even work on the show -- calling to ask me if it was true.
Well, today we can say that it's indeed true. September 28, on the plaza, Bruce and the E Street Band will be here. That's right, not Bruce by himself, not Bruce and the Sessions Band...but Bruce (the Boss, Scooter), Miami Steve, the Great Nils Lofgren, the Tennessee Terror, the Professor, Phantom Danny, Mighty Max, Patti, and of course, the Big Man. WATCH VIDEO
Gives me chills just thinking about it. As I've mentioned in this space before, I'm a big Bruce fan.
The last time we saw Bruce and the band on a full-scale tour, it was a rainy October night four years ago at Shea Stadium. After they completed a performance of "Blood Brothers" and walked off the stage, many of us wondered if we'd see everyone together again for another tour -- especially with the Big Man seemingly ailing. But now, at age 65, the oldest member of the band is apparently ready to break out his tenor sax for another run.
This is shaping up to be a great year for Bruce fans. A new album, a tour, and it all gets going right here on TODAY. I can't wait.