Springsteen and E Street will continue to collaborate. Steve Van Zandt tells Billboard.com that more Springsteen-plus-E Street Band tours and albums are coming

By Brian Hiatt
Updated July 02, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

Looks like Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band won’t be sinking back into retirement after the renewed glory days of their tour behind ”The Rising.” Guitarist Steve Van Zandt tells Billboard.com that Springsteen plans to record more albums and go on more tours with the band, which was on hiatus from the late ’80s until 1999. Last year’s 9/11-themed ‘”The Rising” was Springsteen’s first album with the full E Street Band since the 1984 blockbuster ”Born in the U.S.A.” ”From here on in, it will be new stuff, and we’re in the active band cycle of album-tour-album-tour,” Van Zandt tells the website.

Springsteen and the band have been on tour since last summer, and will start a new U.S. leg of the outing July 15 at East Rutherford, N.J.’s Giants Stadium (the first of 11 sold-out shows of the venue). They also recently announced several September shows at baseball stadiums, including the first-ever rock concert at Boston’s Fenway Park. There’s been no word of new recording sessions for the band, though Springsteen reportedly played a new song called ”Dust and Devils” during at least one soundcheck. Word of another new track, ”Norah Stole (My Grammy),” couldn’t be confirmed at press time.