In a follow up to my report yesterday, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band officially announced the first dates of the start of next year's world tour.

They are as follows:

June 21 - Sunderland, England - Stadium Of Light
June 22 - Manchester, England - City Of Manchester Stadium
June 24 - Newport, England - Isle Of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park
July 14 - London, United Kingdom - Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park

North American dates are expected to come soon.

Again, the tour announcement comes a year after the death of sax player Clarence Clemons, and we still await word as to who, if anyone, will be "The Big Man's" replacement.