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- Posted on Sep 18th 2009 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
"We are going to take a break, I don't know how long ... a year, year and a half, two years," guitarist Steve Van Zandt announced on a media call Wednesday. "This is a good time to see us. We may not be as pretty, [but] we seem to be getting better in funny ways."
"Up to now we've been working a lot and it's great," he added of the bands three year run of two albums and worldwide tours. "You never know, this could be our last tour. We do every show like it's our last show anyway."
"As far as I know we'll wrap up at Thanksgiving and that'll be it for the time being," E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren said during the call. "For 25 years since I joined up, my experience is that at the end of the tour, for instance, the 'Born In The U.S.A.' tour, that was it, no future plans. I got back to my solo thing ... If there's another call and project. I'm honored to be a part of it."
Highlights of the current tour include a "stump the band" segment in which the group plays a cover based on signs that fans make and submit. Springsteen collects them and sorts through them onstage. Additionally, as previously reported, the band will do a front-to-back rendition of 'Born To Run' in Chicago this Sunday and again in Nashville, not to mention the final shows at New Jersey's soon to be dismantled Giants Stadium. Prior to the aforementioned MSG shows, the band will also play the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert at the Garden on Oct. 29.