Rage Against the Machine”s Tom Morello will take Steve Van Zandt”s place in the E Street Band for Bruce Springsteen”s upcoming Australian tour.
Van Zandt will be busy filming his Netflix series “Lilyhammer.” Appropriately enough, he will rejoin the band on April 29, when the band plays Oslo, Norway.
As fans know, Morello is an honorary member of the E Street Band already. Since 2007, he has routinely joined the group on stage during Southern California appearances for a spirited version “The Ghost Of Tom Joad,” as well as other tunes.
The Australian tour begins March 14 in Brisbane and concludes March 31 in Macedon.
Before then, Morello will pay tribute, along with such artists as Tim McGraw, Natalie Maines, Alabama Shakes, and Mumford & Sons, to the Boss when he is honored at MusiCares, Feb. 8.