Legendary E Street guitarist and actor Stevie Van Zandt is launching the release of his new book Unrequited Infatuations with a 1-on-1 sit down interview with none other than the leader of the E Street Band and rock icon Bruce Springsteen on September 28. A Premiere Unison Event, it will be a virtual interview available for purchase online, along with signed or unsigned copies of the book. Fans will also have the opportunity to submit questions.
This one of a kind interview kicks off a week of publicity for Unrequited Infatuations, a memoir that promises to be an epic tale of self-discovery by a self-confessed disciple of rock and roll. Tickets can be purchased at the Unison Event website and the event will be available for on-demand viewing up to 90 days afterwards. Book copies are expected to ship within one week of purchase.
It chronicles the twists and turns of Van Zandt’s always surprising life. It is more than just the testimony of a globe-trotting nomad, more than the story of a groundbreaking activist, more than the odyssey of a spiritual seeker, and more than a master class in rock and roll (not to mention a dozen other crafts). The story story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early ’60s, unfolds on some of the country’s largest stages, and then ranges across the globe.
Van Zandt pulls material from a rich life marked by three distinct phases. While still a teenager, he met Bruce Springsteen, a like-minded outcast/true believer who became one of his most important friends and bandmates. As Miami Steve, Van Zandt anchored the E Street Band as they conquered New Jersey and, later, the world. And then, in the early ‘80s, he stepped away from E Street and refashioned himself as Little Steven, a political songwriter, and performer who fell in love with Maureen Santoro who greatly expanded his artistic palette, and visited the world’s hot spots as an artist/journalist to not just better understand them, but to help change them. And in the late ’90s, he was famously cast as Silvio Dante in The Sopranos – the unconditionally loyal consiglieri who sat at the right hand of Tony Soprano (a relationship that oddly mirrored his real-life relationship with Bruce Springsteen).
STEVEN VAN ZANDT UPCOMING APPEARANCES:
Tuesday, September 28, 8pm ET: Premiere Unison Event (Virtual) Stevie Van Zandt in conversation with Bruce Springsteen
Thursday, September 30, 8pm ET: Commonwealth Club (Virtual) Stevie in conversation with TBA
Friday, October 1, Time 7pm PT: Book Soup at the Colburn Music School (Los Angeles, CA) In-person event – Stevie in conversation with Chris Columbus
Sunday, October 3, 5pm ET: Montclair Literary Festival (Montclair, NJ) In-person, event – Stevie in conversation with Budd Mishkin
Signed copies are available at every event