Gigs & Festivals

Springsteen enlists Clemons’ nephew for E Street tour

By | Published on Monday 13 February 2012

Bruce Springsteen

Following the death last year of saxophonist Clarence Clemons, it’s been announced that the late musician’s role within Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will now be shared by longstanding E Street cohort Eddie Manion and, aptly enough, Clemons’ nephew, Jake Clemons. Clemons Junior, who joins a reshuffled E Street ensemble, will accompany Springsteen et al throughout an international tour in support of The Boss’ new album ‘Wrecking Ball’.

A Facebook post from the E Street camp states: “The expanded line up for this Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour features singers Cindy Mizelle and Curtis King, trombonist Clark Gayton and trumpeter Curt Ramm, all of whom have toured with Bruce Springsteen in the past along with newcomer Barry Danielian on trumpet. E Street stalwart Eddie Manion and first-time tour member Jake Clemons will share the saxophone role”.

The aforementioned ‘Wrecking Ball’ LP is set for release through Sony/Columbia on 5 Mar. Watch the new video for lead single ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ just here: