It is going to be a big year for Bruce. The River Tour has been extended through July. The tour will end just in time for Bruce to promote his autobiography. Born to Run is scheduled to appear with Simon and Schuster on September 27, 2016. I know Bruce has been working on his life story for a long time. I am glad that it will finally be seeing the light of print.
“Writing about yourself is a funny business,” the singer wrote in the yet-to-be-released book. “But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.”
Springsteen began work on the memoir in 2009, after he played the Super Bowl halftime show with the E Street Band. Over the next seven years, he wrote and reflected on the book in private.
A statement from the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, says the book will chronicle Springsteen’s life from growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid “poetry, danger and darkness” and how it inspired him to become a musician. It will also cover his days playing bars in Asbury Park and how the E Street Band came together and became a tour de force. The publisher promises “disarming candor” in Springsteen’s descriptions of his personal struggles.
According to this website, Simon and Schuster paid Bruce a $10 million advance.