Bruce Springsteen fans were surprised to hear that “The Boss's” ongoing archival series is being put on hold due to his upcoming E Street Band tour dates. Backstreets magazine — the unofficial source for all Springsteen news — shared the official message stating: “With opening night of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 2023 tour less than a month away, the Live Archive series will pause regular monthly releases and turn its attention to new shows.”
The series, which has provided high-end, professionally mixed soundboard recordings from Springsteen's shows from 1975 through to the present, will be put on ice, while fans will have the opportunity to purchase concerts from the E Street Band's current dates via nugs.net.
The new live sets will be mixed by fan favorite Jon Altschiller, who's long been in charge of the series' monthly releases. The upcoming recordings will include Springsteen's upcoming 31-show U.S. tour that launches in February, and the 31-show European leg that starts in April.
During a recent chat with The Bellissimo Files, Bruce Springsteen explained the feelings behind what it takes to be a performing entertainer: “The stage is a unique place; it's pretend, first of all. So, you're making believe — though, you're trying to experience and communicate authentic emotion. And you present a picture of a world and a life that your audience enters with you, where you communicate and experience a set of common values and dreams and interests with the people that you've been in conversation with for 40, or 45 years — or with some of them, only five years, or for the first time that night.”