Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band to tour in 2012

Rock icon Bruce Springsteen (C) performs with his E-Street Band at the sold out Helsinki Olympic Stadium, 16 June 2003. With Springsteen are saxophonist Clarence Clemons (L) and guitarist Steve van Zandt. AFP PHOTO/LEHTIKUVA/TIMO TOIVANEN (Photo credit should read TIMO TOIVANEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bruce Springsteen performs with his E-Street Band at Helsinki Olympic Stadium, June 16, 2003. With Springsteen are saxophonist Clarence Clemons, left, and guitarist Steve van Zandt.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are set to go on their first tour without saxophonist Clarence next year. Clemons died in June from complications of a stroke.

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While the bands new music is still unfinished, untitled and without a release date, the tour of Europe and the U.S. is being scheduled for 2012. The European dates - from the middle of May until end of July - are being announced this week. Infrmation on the U.S. dates and the other world tour stops are expected soon.

Springsteen announced the plans on his official website Sunday.

He also wrote the band is "incredibly excited" about all that is planned for the new year, adding their new music is "almost done" and "still untitled," but with an undetermined release date.

Springsteen's last tour was the "Working on a Dream" tour, which ended in 2009.