Bruce Springsteen performs with The Street Band during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 22, 2013.
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Bruce Springsteen says he's mulling U.S. shows this year in support of his new album, High Hopes, which came out Tuesday.

His last U.S. date with the E Street Band was in December 2012, but with the announcement that he'll play Jazz Fest in New Orleans on May 3rd, Bruce is looking at adding dates in the southern part of the country -- particularly because he never made it to Florida or Texas on his Wrecking Ball tour.

Springsteen starts a run of dates in South Africa on January 26th, followed by Australia and New Zealand through the first few days of March.