'Don't come to a Gaslight Anthem show expecting to see Bruce Springsteen', says frontman

Brian Fallon wrote a blog post that also said "don't come to yell at me"

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Photo: Andy Ford/NME
The Gaslight Anthem's frontman Brian Fallon has written a lengthy blog post, in which he tells fans not to come to their shows expecting to see a guest appearance from Bruce Springsteen.

The band, who played three shows in New York over the weekend, were reportedly subjected to requests to bring Springsteen onstage by crowd members during their gig last night (July 28) at Pier 26.

In response, Fallon took to the band's Tumblr to write about what to expect at a Gaslight Anthem show. He said: "Don't come to see Bruce, he won't be there. Don't come to hear a cover, it probably won't happen. Don't come to yell at me when I'm trying to share something with the audience to reach out to them about something I feel is moving me."

Springsteen joined The Gaslight Anthem onstage a number of times during the promotion of their second album, 2008's 'The '59 Sound', including shows at Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling festivals, as well as at their 2011 show at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Fallon then explained in the blog that the band will be ducking out of the limelight until they've finished writing the follow-up to last year's 'Handwritten' album. He wrote: "I'm going to go away from the press and interviews now until we finish writing our next record and find out what we will be in the next chapter of our artistic careers. I have nothing left to say until we find what that next chapter of our band is. To our fans… please bear with us through this awkward period of finding our new legs."

To read the full post, visit thegaslightanthem.tumblr.com. The band will be performing at a number of European festivals over the coming months before returning to North America to tour.

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