Bruce Springsteen Talks 'Broadway' Return, New Music With Killers and John Mellencamp, and 2022 Tour?

Bruce Springsteen is getting back to work this summer, playing a big role in Broadway's yield by bringing back his $108-million-grossing"Springsteen on Broadway" for the whole summer, but that is not all he has in the works, since he disclosed in a telephone on Sirius XM's E Street Radio.

Bruce Springsteen Talks 'Broadway' Return, New Music With Killers and John Mellencamp, and 2022 Tour?

"I'm looking forward to being in front of an audience," he told hosts Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo. "It is going to be quite a thing. I am actually glad to be operating ."

In addition to the series -- tickets go on sale today, and fans have to be fully vaccinated for 2 weeks to attend Springsteen says he spent some time at Indiana with John Mellencamp, working on a few tunes for a fall release, in addition to a project with Brandon Flowers and the Killers on a course that could debut as soon as this month.

"It is [Brandon] and I with all the band, we've done something that is going to come out shortly, in a week or so," he explained. I've been staying busy."

"There are numerous things we are working on. We have something that is going to come out in the fall," he teased. "I have got jobs I have been working on... We worked on a great deal of things from the vault. I will let it be a surprise."

Springsteen shared a few facts about his time with Mellencamp.

"I worked on three songs on John's album and I spent some time at Indiana with him," he said. "I love John a lot. He is a fantastic songwriter and I've become very close and had a good deal of pleasure with him. I sang a little piece on his album."

As for the Broadway show, Springsteen said that he had been asked to help with the revival of the Great White Way, but wasn't convinced because he had been intending a 2022 tour with the E Street Band.

"[Manager] Jon [Landau] said it to me," he explained. "I knew we were planning to tour with the group next year, therefore I said,'Perhaps I will take the time off.'"

"I had a buddy who got enthusiastic about it to me personally which he talked me in to it sitting on my couch one night," Springsteen said. "The next day I said, ok, we will do some shows. It really came around form of casually."

"It'll be just wonderful to be back there again [and] lend a hand," he continued.

Asked if the show is going to be just like the original run -- that coated Oct. 2017 to Dec. 2018 --Springsteen said he may tweak it a little bit.

"I have a script. I haven't looked in it. The truth is, I did not rehearse it much the first time. My recollection is we played with a few dress rehearsals and I played it at Monmouth College [University in New Jersey], but that was all I did," he said. "You can't really stand there and speak to yourself in the afternoon. I am not going to tell myself the same stories. Part of this is that there is an element of spontaneity, even if the script is relatively fixed."

With just a couple of weeks to go before opening night, Springsteen said he is getting to work right away.

"I got it set up for Monday, I am going to begin freshening the script up and going through it again and see whether I am going to make some small modifications or not. It's pretty much going to be the same show it was because I think it's what people expect and that is what I've got," he explained.

"There'll be some little [modifications ], but I do not believe too far," he continued"It lasted for 236 shows per week, pretty much how it was. It'd gotten a bit longer which means I probably additional matters. I would love to tighten it up a bit, if anything. I would like to get it a little closer to what it was when I originally debuted it on Broadway than in the ending a little bit. I would like to do this."

"[The radio series ] Keeps me digging into music which I have found to be very satisfying -- new classes and old things I didn't know existed," he explained.

Springsteen About Broadway' will go back this summer for a limited run of performances at New York City's St. James Theatre. Shows start June 26 with added performances through September 4.

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