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Actor and musician Steven Van Zandt poses for a portrait, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in New York. Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steve Van Zandt says touring without the late sax player Clarence Clemons is sure to be emotional for the E Street Band and its audience. Van Zandt said Thursday that the band’s work will always be a tribute to Clemons and the late organist Danny Federici. Springsteen and the E Street Band will kick off their tour in Atlanta on March 18. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)
Springsteen guitarist anticipates emotional shows
First Published Feb 03 2012 01:04 pm • Last Updated Feb 03 2012 01:04 pm

New York • Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steve Van Zandt says touring without saxophonist Clarence Clemons is sure to be emotional for the E Street Band and its audience.

Clemons died at age 69 last year after a stroke. Van Zandt said that the band’s work will always be a tribute to Clemons and keyboard player Danny Federici, who died in 2008. Springsteen and the E Street Band begin a long tour in March.

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Despite the emotion, Van Zandt says band members have to ask themselves whether their colleagues would have wanted them to carry on with the work. The guitarist said: "I think the answer’s yes."

Besides the music, Van Zandt is promoting "Lilyhammer," Netflix’s first original series, which stars Van Zandt. It is set in Norway and begins streaming Feb. 6 on Netflix. It has set ratings records in Norway.




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