Springsteen Preps 'Western Stars' Movie For October Release

August 20, 2019

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When BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN released his latest album, 'Western Stars,' he knew that there would not be a tour to support it, but his fans will still get to see the full 'performance' of the entire album this Fall. The announcement of the movie was made in July, and Bruce offered that because of plans for a new album and tour with The E Street Band, he would not personally be bringing the new album to the fans, and that's the reason for the 'Western Stars' film. As Bruce said in an interview, “We knew we weren’t going to tour. I was looking for a way to get some of the music life to an audience … so we figured that was the best way to do it. We’re looking forward to getting it to the fans when we can.”  To that end, Bruce gathered up a group of musicians, including wife Patti Scialfa and an orchestra, set up shop in his barn and performed in front of some friends and cameras. Of the 'Western Stars' film, the press release states, "Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West — both the mythic and the hardscrabble — weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story of Western Stars."  The film also marks Springsteen's directorial debut, and will premiere during the Toronoto Film Festival in September before it's theatrical release sometime in October. Watch the film's official trailer below! Rock ON, Broooooooce!