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Bruce Springsteen taps Jake Clemons as new saxophonist

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    jake clemons1 Bruce Springsteen taps Jake Clemons as new saxophonist

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    When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band hit the road next month, it will mark their first tour since the passing of legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons. So who will fill those massive shoes? As Springsteen’s Facebook page reports, the Boss has decided to keep things in the family, tapping Clemons’ nephew, Jake.

    According to his website, the 36-year-old Clemons has previously shared the stage with a “myriad of artists ranging from Will Smith to Eddie Vedder to Bruce Springsteen.” For the upcoming tour with the E Street Band, he’ll split saxophone duties with longtime Springsteen collaborator Eddie Manion, who toured with Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions Band.

    The touring lineup will also feature singers Cindy Mizelle and Curtis King, trombonist Clark Gayton, and trumpeters Curt Ramm and Barry Danielian. As previously reported, all of the E Street Bands principal members are expected to take part as well, including Roy Bittan (piano, synthesizer), Nils Lofgren (guitar, vocals), Patti Scialfa (guitar, vocals), Garry Tallent (bass guitar), Stevie Van Zandt (guitar, vocals), Max Weinberg (drums), Soozie Tyrell (violin, guitar, vocals), and Charlie Giordano (keyboards).

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    Below, you can find the band’s upcoming tour schedule, followed by video of Jake Clemons performing “Jungeland” with a Dutch Springsteen tribute band.

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2012 Tour Dates:
    03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
    03/19 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
    03/23 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
    03/26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    04/01 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    04/03 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
    04/04 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
    04/06 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    04/09 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    04/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    04/13 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
    04/16 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
    04/24 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
    04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
    04/29 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Festival
    05/02 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
    05/13 – Seville, ES @ Estadio Olimpico
    05/17 – Barcelona, ES @ Estadio Olimpico
    05/18 – Barcelona, ES @ Estadio Olimpico
    05/25 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
    05/27 – Cologne, DE @ Energie Stadion
    05/28 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop
    05/30 – Berlin, DE @ Olympia Stadion
    06/02 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta
    06/03 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisbon
    06/07 – Milan, IT @ Stadio Meaza
    06/10 – Florence, IT @ Stadio Francesco
    06/11 – Trieste, IT @ Stadio Trieste
    06/17 – Madrid, ES @Estadio Santago Bernabu
    06/19 – Montpellier, FR @ Park and Suites Arena
    06/21 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
    06/22 – Manchester, UK @ Eithad Stadium
    06/24 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival
    07/03 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock Rio Lisbon
    07/04 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
    07/05 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
    07/07 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/09 – Zurich, CH @ Stadium Letzigrund
    07/11 – Prague, CH @ Synotip Arena
    07/12 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst-Happel Stadium
    07/14 – London, UK @ Hard Rock Calling 
    07/17 – Dublin, IE @ RSD Showgrounds
    07/18 – Dublin, IE @ RSD Showgrounds
    07/21 – Oslo, NO @ Valle-Hovin
    07/23 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen
    07/24 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen
    07/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
    07/28 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
    07/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium

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