AceShowbiz - Bruce Springsteen has denied reports suggesting he will be going on tour in 2019.
In a recent interview with Britain's Sunday Times, the "Born to Run" hitmaker said he was "getting back to his day job" in 2019, after spending 14 months in New York for his one-man show "Springsteen on Broadway", which closes on 15 December.
Many fans took his comment to mean he would be hitting the road with the E Street Band, although band members Steven Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren denied this was the case on Twitter.
The Boss has now issued his own statement on social media to set the record straight.
"Just a note to quell some of the rumors over here on E Street. While we hope to be back with you soon, the E Street Band won't be touring in 2019," he posted on Twitter. "Before I go back to my day job, the year will be consumed with a break after our Broadway run and various recording projects I've been working on."
"We do hope to see you soon, and until then, we have some mighty E Streeters out there regularly performing with their own projects who'd love and deserve your support. All love and Happy Holidays!"
A statement from Bruce Springsteen... pic.twitter.com/bMqCPWmSaW— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) 5 December 2018
Springsteen had previously explained to Variety.com that he was planning to get back to work on his solo album, his first new music release since 2014's "High Hopes", after the Broadway show was completed.
After the Sunday Times interview came out, Van Zandt tweeted, "We say the same things over and over and over and people choose not to listen. Once again-There are no plans for E Street Touring in 2019 right now. Could that change at any moment? Yes. We will try and get an official statement. Maybe that would help. Maybe not!"
Lofgren simply told fans, "Only the Boss knows."
We say the same things over and over and over and people choose not to listen. Once again-There are no plans for E Street Touring in 2019 right now. Could that change at any moment? Yes. We will try and get an official statement. Maybe that would help. Maybe not! @nilslofgrenhttps://t.co/Bf35VX1fHe— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) 2 December 2018
To mark the end of "Springsteen on Broadway", a soundtrack album will be released and a special recording of the show will air on Netflix on 15 December.