Morello fills in for Van Zandt on Springsteen tour

Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine is to join Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band on the Australian leg of their upcoming tour. Photo / Supplied
Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine is to join Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band on the Australian leg of their upcoming tour. Photo / Supplied

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello is to join Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on the Australian leg of their Wrecking Ball tour.

The versatile guitarist is set to fill in for Steve Van Zandt who is committed to an acting role in the TV series Lillyhammer.

Van Zandt, who is best known beyond the band for playing Silvio Dante in hit drama The Sopranos, is expected to re-join in April when the tour continues in Europe.

Morello is no stranger to performing as a stand-in for The Boss and performed on two tracks on last year's Wrecking Ball album.

He will join Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg and Nils Lofgren in the world famous backing band when Springsteen performs his first Australian shows in a decade in March.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform 10 shows.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band tour:

March 14 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
March 16 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
March 18 - Allphones Arena, Sydney
March 20 - Allphones Arena, Sydney
March 24 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
March 26 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
March 27 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
March 30 - Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges
March 31 - Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges

- AAP

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