Little Steven’s sensational new solo album, SOULFIRE, is available today on 180-gram black vinyl via Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe. The album, released digitally and on CD on May 19, is presented as a double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with the music on sides 1-3 and a unique etching of Steven Van Zandt on side 4. The vinyl is available to purchase here:
SOULFIRE, Van Zandt's first solo album in close to two decades is without question his purest and most uniquely personal artistic statement thus far. His return to the spotlight has garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike with Rolling Stone exclaiming, “rock’s ultimate sideman reclaims the Jersey Shore sound he helped invent,” and USA Today remarking that the album’s “incendiary impact just about makes up for his long absence.”
"I felt a bit guilty about having walked away from Little Steven the artist," he says. "I left that part of myself behind and I shouldn't have done that. I let the material down by not continuing to perform it," he says. "I betrayed the work and I want to fix that. I didn't give up on the material - there were a lot of other factors - but I do have a sense of wanting some redemption for it."
Van Zandt - who will remain a touring and recording member of The E Street Band - is currently touring Europe with his band, the Disciples of Soul. A full-scale North American headline tour will be announced soon - for regular updates and ticket information CLICK HERE