From Asbury Park to Nebraska, from Youngstown to somewhere down San Diego way, E Street Nation got a message Monday morning: The Boss will be back in 2012.

Bruce Springsteen announced on his Web site Monday that he'll be touring and recording a new album in 2012, according to the Huffington Post.

A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012, the site reads. That is absolutely correct. The European dates run from the middle of May until end of July and are being announced this week. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will coming up shortly

The site then details the new material emerging from Springsteen camp.

In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you--real soon.

This will be the E Street Band's first album without saxaphonist and Springsteen muse Clarence Clemons. Clemons, known affectionately as The Big Man, died of a stroke in June.

In his eulogy for Clemons, Springsteen noted that his friend would never truly leave the band.

Clarence doesn't leave the E Street Band when he dies, Springsteen said, according to Rolling Stone. He leaves when we die.