Bruce Springsteen is definitely making sure his new album gets the pre-release buzz it deserves by streaming it for free online and featuring three tracks on network TV. The stream of the new set, High Hopes, due out on January 14th, comes on the heels of the set being briefly available on Amazon, seemingly by accident, until the MP3 tracks were pulled from the site -- but not before enough people downloaded them and uploaded the songs on various torrent sites, undoubtedly and ultimately hitting Sony and "The Boss" in their respectability pocketbooks.
The High Hopes songs -- the title track, "Hunter Of Invisible Game," and "The Ghost Of Tom Joad," were featured on Sunday night's (January 12th) episode, of CBS' drama, The Good Wife.
Nils Lofgren told us that although he's always geared up to hit the road whenever the E Street Band ramps up for a tour -- he's never taken it for granted: "Every tour I thought could be the last. I mean, who the hell is gonna say, 'I'm gonna make a promise as to what I'm gonna do and where I'm gonna be in 17 months? I mean, who does that? Most people can't plan ahead. Every tour has been, 'Hey that was beautiful -- we hope there's another chapter.' Of course nobody's gonna say, 'The next chapter's gonna start in 13-and-half months and we'll begin at this city.' Nobody does that and I wouldn't expect that of Bruce or anyone else -- especially with hard-earned success."
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band kick off their 2014 tour dates on January 26th, 28th, and 29th in Cape Town, South Africa.
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