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‘Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’ Documentary Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in October

This week, The Walt Disney Company announced that a new documentary focused on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be heading to two of its streaming services. The documentary is called Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. It is set to be arriving on Disney+ and Hulu in October. An exact release date has not been announced yet. This documentary takes an in-depth look at their legendary live performances and includes incredible behind-the-scenes access to their world tour in 2023-2024.

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Longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny directs the film that shows the process of putting a tour together and then heading out on the road. It also gives a look at what it is like to perform with Bruce Springsteen on stage. Disney shared a press release about this new documentary. Check it out here:

‘Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’ Documentary Film to Launch on Hulu and Disney+ this October

Hulu and Disney+ today announced that they will launch Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band in October of this year. An exact launch date is forthcoming.

Springsteen and The E Street Band offer the most in-depth look ever at the creation of their legendary live performances in the new documentary featuring unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to their 2023-2024 world tour.

Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band opens a new door to Springsteen’s creative process for fans around the world, sharing fly-on-the-wall footage of band rehearsals and special moments backstage — as well as hearing from Springsteen himself.

These conversations follow Springsteen closely as he develops the story he wants to tell with this tour’s setlist — interspersed with rare archival clips of The E Street Band, underscoring themes of life, loss, mortality and community. In this way, it serves as an essential and never-before-seen chapter in an autobiographical series spanning Springsteen’s memoir Born to RunSpringsteen on Broadway, and the films Western Stars and Letter to You.

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The film was directed by Springsteen’s longtime collaborator, Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award winner Thom Zimny (Western StarsThe Gift: The Journey of Johnny CashSpringsteen on BroadwayWillie Nelson & FamilySly), and produced by Zimny, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Adrienne Gerard and Sean Stuart.

The film begins with a one-of-a-kind look at the band’s preparation process, following them from their earliest rehearsals in Red Bank, New Jersey, to performances for tens-of-thousands across continents. All the while, fans get the chance to experience professionally shot footage from the 2023-2024 tour for the first time ever — in addition to hearing firsthand from band members about performing on stage with Springsteen and how they keep the magic of The E Street Band as potent as ever.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band capped the first 2024 leg of their world tour in April; a cross-country U.S. run that brought surprise guests, blistering three-hour shows and setlist rarities (totaling 60 different songs through 11 performances). The band is in the midst of playing 25 shows throughout Europe this spring and summer — after last year’s European tour sold 1.6 million tickets — and will return to North America for more dates from August through late November.

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