Bruce Springsteen confirms Clarence Clemons' nephew will replace him in the E Street Band

Jake Clemons will step into his uncle's shoes on the band's world tour

Bruce Springsteen confirms Clarence Clemons' nephew will replace him in the E Street Band

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Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have announced that Clarence Clemons' nephew Jake will be taking over from his uncle as their band's touring saxophonist.

Clemons passed away in June last year after suffering a stroke, and the band have so far remained tight-lipped on their plans to replace him.

Now, according to a post on Springsteen's official Facebook page Facebook.com/Brucespringsteen announcing the band's new touring-line up, Jack Clemons is set to share sax duties with long-time member Eddie Manion on the band's new tour.

The post reads: "The expanded line up for this Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour features singers Cindy Mizelle and Curtis King, trombonist Clark Gayton and trumpeter Curt Ramm, all of whom have toured with Bruce Springsteen in the past along with newcomer Barry Danielian on trumpet. E Street stalwart Eddie Manion and first time tour member Jake Clemons will share the saxophone role."

Springsteen will release his 17th studio album 'Wrecking Ball' on March 5, with the album's first single 'We Take Care of Our Own' already available online.

He will tour the UK this summer, playing shows at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, Manchester's Etihad Stadium, Isle Of Wight Festival in June and London Hard Rock Calling in July.

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