Bruce Springsteen Saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away from a stroke last summer just six days after finishing his final tour with the E street band. If you wondered if the band would ever tour again, that question was answered this weekend on the band's official website. Springsteen says they have picked up the pieces and are ready to hit the road and release new music in 2012. The shows will be the band's first without Clemons.

"Well, things are starting to heat up down on E Street. A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct," Springsteen wrote on the website. "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."

Brucespringsteen.net