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Backstreets #91
Backstreets Magazine #91 will soon be on its way...  
 
For in-depth Bruce features and analysis, check out our full-color, printed magazine, publishing since 1980.

Production on our long-awaited issue #91, featuring a Big Tribute to a Big Man, has taken way longer than we'd hoped, but publication is in sight. Subscribe now to guarantee your copy and have it sent to you as soon as it rolls off the presses. You'll also be able to order a single copy of the issue once it's in stock.

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Greetings!

Some big, big news today! We don't yet know exactly what it means for those of us here in the U.S. (where the Wrecking Ball tour last played in 2012) or for fans in Europe (where they're currently experiencing fresh withdrawal symptoms)... but for our friends Down Under, 2014 is already looking bright.

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Back on tour in 2014
The Wrecking Ball tour isn't yet done, and we've already got dates for the next one. As announced this morning, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be back on the road in 2014, with February/March shows in Australia and New Zealand. In a statement, manager Jon Landau calls this "our most far-reaching tour of Australasia ever -- and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are planning to make it their finest."
  • February 7 - Perth, AU - Perth Arena
  • February 11 - Adelaide, AU - Entertainment Centre
  • February 15 - Melbourne, AU - AAMI Park
  • February 19 - Sydney, AU - Allphones Arena
  • February 22 - Hunter Valley, AU - Hope Estate
  • February 26 - Brisbane, AU - Entertainment Centre
  • March 1 - Auckland, NZ - Mt. Smart Stadium
Frontier Touring has ticket sale information: general onsales are on Monday, August 26, with pre-sales for Frontier members beginning on Wednesday, August 21.

According to several reports today (though it was not part of the official announcement), both Steve Van Zandt and Tom Morello will be making the trip Down Under this time. Keep an eye on our News page for further information.

For the official itinerary as it stands, with links to onsales, venues, etc., visit our Tour/Ticket Info page

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Announcing Talk About a Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen
In recent years, we've been able to offer numerous books signed by the authors, from Clarence Clemons to Eric Meola to Peter Ames Carlin.

Now I've got a title of my own, out this month from Bloomsbury Press, and would be pleased to add it to your collection of signed Bruce books!

Pre-order Talk About a Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen now to guarantee a signed copy.

Working with my friend Lou Masur, author of Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision, we've collected 40 years' worth of Springsteen interviews -- more than 30 conversations from 1973 to 2013 --  that trace Bruce's entire career. Interviews by:

BARBARA SCHOENEWEIS - ROBERT HILBURN - ED SCIAKY - RAY COLEMAN - ROBERT DUNCAN - DAVE HERMAN - DAVE DIMARTINO - DAVE MARSH - ROGER SCOTT - PATRICK HUMPHRIES - CHET FLIPPO - JAMES HENKE - NEIL STRAUSS - BOB COSTAS - GAVIN MARTIN - JUDY WIEDER - WILL PERCY - MARK HAGEN - KEN TUCKER - CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS - NICK HORNBY - PHIL SUTCLIFFE - SCOTT PELLEY - ELVIS COSTELLO - ROBERT SANTELLI

There have been anthologies and Bruce readers published before, but never a book like this, focusing solely on interviews. This is a hefty collection, well over 400 pages of Bruce Q&A that Lou and I selected as essential reading, along with an 8-page photo folio from renowned photographers (including Frank Stefanko, who provided that soulful cover shot) capturing Bruce offstage throughout his career.


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Thanks as always for your continued readership and support. We're excited about the new book and about Bruce and the E Street Band choosing not to hang up their rock 'n' roll shoes for long... stay tuned for news about the at-long-last arrival of Backstreets #91, the South American shows, and beyond!

Chris Phillips
Backstreets