Early in Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s just-released documentary, “Letter to You,” the group drinks a toast to the fans in San Siro Stadium in Milan, happily reminiscing about the audiences in Italy and looking forward to performing there on tour in 2020.
That was in November, 2019, after a five-day recording session at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey. The result of those sessions — the “Letter To You” album — is out today, and the documentary premiered Thursday on Apple TV, a day earlier than scheduled, as a surprise for fans.
The tour, obviously, is another story.
“The real pain is that we can’t go and play now, because that is the normal course of events,” Springsteen told Apple’s Zane Lowe in an exclusive fan event held Thursday evening, as part of the new Apple Music TV’s all-day Bruce takeover. “It’s the sweetest part of the