Bruce Springsteen took time out on Twitter yesterday (December 4th) to dispell a report that the E Street Band would be hitting the road in 2019. During "The Boss'" recent chat with London's The Sunday Times he mentioned that once his Springsteen On Broadway run ends mid-month, he would be going back to his "day job."

Springsteen set the record straight by tweeting exactly what he meant by that, writing, "Just a note to quell some of the rumors over here on E Street. While we hope to be back with you soon, the E Street Band won’t be touring in 2019. Before I go back to my day job, the year will be consumed with a break after our Broadway run and various recording projects I’ve been working on. We do hope to see you soon, and until then, we have some mighty E Streeters out there regularly performing with their own projects who’d love and deserve your support. All Love And Happy Holidays."

Bruce Springsteen told us that he believes his role as an American songwriter extends far beyond the entertainment community in which he works: ["You're supposed to remain interested in the world. Y'know, my job was always to put you in somebody else's shoes and, and have you walk a while in those shoes, I've said a lot in the past. You're out there, and you feel what's in the air out there, and you feel what's on people's minds. People are looking for ways to have a dialogue about these ideas, about these issues. They're looking for ways to try to get a handle and, and make sense of, of what's happening, y'know? And I think that music and film and, and art has a service to perform in, in that fashion."] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . in that fashion)

Bruce Springsteen performs tonight (December 5th) live at Manhattan's Walter Kerr Theatre.