Bruce Springsteen is getting the band back together.

The rocker legend announced Sunday night on his website that he and the E Street Band will kick off a tour next year for the first time in three years. Of course, this time around they will not be accompanied by sax player Clarence Clemons, who died last June of complications from a stroke.

But the rest of the band will be there, Springsteen confirmed. "A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct," he wrote on the site. "The European dates run from the middle of May until the end of July and are being announced this week. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will be coming up shortly.

"In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you — real soon.

The tour will kick off in England. Tickets will go on sale for those shows in December.

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