Is Bruce Springsteen teasing a Born In The U.S.A. box set??? As many fans have been aware of, a multimedia package for “The Boss'” 1984 blockbuster has been in the works for about half a decade — and now Springsteen is hinting about what fans can expect from him in 2021.

Backstreets.com reported that while chatting on SiriusXM, Springsteen revealed “I have some projects coming up this year that I won’t tell because it’s going to be a secret then a big surprise but I do have things to keep me busy thus year that will give the fans something to bide their time with.”

He went on to say, “I said we gave the fans a record this year, we gave the fans a film this year, the only thing we haven’t done is play — let them see the band playing live so when SNL came up we said that’s what we ought to do.”

Regarding the E Street Band’s return to the concert stage, Springsteen remained cautiously optimistic: “If things go according to what Dr. Fauci is projecting, as soon as we can we’ll be out there and that might be somewhere in the New Year of 2022. I’m completely projecting because no one really knows but that’s what I think, according to all the information that’s available at this moment.”

FAST FACTS

  • Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. was released on June 4th, 1984 and spawned seven Top 10 hit singles — all with non-LP B-sides: “Dancing In The Dark” (#2); “Cover Me” (#7); “Born In The U.S.A.” (#9); “I’m On Fire” (6); “Glory Days” (#5); “I’m Goin’ Down” (#9); and “My Hometown” (#6).
  • In total, Born In The U.S.A. remained on the Billboard 200 for a whopping 143 weeks. To date, Born In The U.S.A. has been certified for sales of over 30 million copies worldwide.

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is the latest Bruce Springsteen’s latest archival release — Madison Square Garden, November 7, 2009. The concert features the first ever top-to-tail performance of Springsteen’s 1973 second album, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, included within the body of the show — with Elvis Costello guesting on the show’s closing cover of Jackie Wilson’s “Higher And Higher.”
  • The tracklisting to Madison Square Garden, November 7, 2009 is: “Thundercrack,” “Seeds,” “Prove It All Night,” “Hungry Heart,” “Working On A Dream,” “The E Street Shuffle,” “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” “Kitty’s Back,” “Wild Billy’s Circus Story,” “Incident On 57th Street,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “New York City Serenade,” “Waitin’ On A Sunny Day,” “Raise Your Hand,” “Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?,” “Glory Days,” “Human Touch,” “Lonesome Day,” “The Rising,” “Born To Run,” “Wrecking Ball,” “Bobby Jean,” “American Land,” “Dancing In The Dark,” and “Higher And Higher.”

CHECK IT OUT: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on November 7th, 2009 performing “The E Street Shuffle” live at Madison Square Garden: