Bruce Springsteen’s planned show Tuesday in Albany became the third concert in a week to be postponed by the New Jersey rocker, who cited illness as the cause in a tweet on Sunday but did not provide details.
The postponements come a month into Springsteen’s first major tour in six years.
“The Boss,” as he’s known to his fans, is also giving himself and his E Street Band sick days Thursday when they perform in Columbus, Ohio, and again for a concert scheduled for Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Details are lacking in Springsteen’s social media posts. Although the Twitter The feed blamed the latest postponement on illness, it did not specify who was sick or what type of illness was involved.
It just said: “Due to illness, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s concert at the MVP Arena in Albany on Tuesday, March 14 has been postponed. We are working on rescheduling the date so please hold on to your tickets because it valid for the rescheduled performance.
The post did not mention a major winter storm that was forecast to hit Albany late Monday.
On Saturday, E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt posted an encouraging message about the concert postponements on Twitter, saying: “No need to worry or panic. Nothing serious. It’s just a temporary situation. We’ll all be back to full strength soon.”
Springsteen, 73, kicked off the tour Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida, in front of 20,000 mostly standing-room-only fans for a 28-song arena show that included staples like “Born to Run,” “Glory Days,” “ Rosalita,” “Promised Land” and “Backstreets.”
In a story last month that began “COVID has come to E Street,” the Asbury Park Press reported that E Street Band members Van Zandt and Soozie Tyrell missed the Feb. 10 show in Dallas.
The newspaper, citing one of the spectators of the show, said that Springsteen from the stage regretted their absence to COVID-19.
On his Twitter feed at the time, Van Zandt responded to a fan who asked why he missed the show with: “Sorry guys. Covid.”
He added that he had “a mild case,” crediting his vaccinations and adding: “There was no real danger or damage.” He returned to the tour shortly after.
The setbacks come months after Springsteen released his latest album, “Only the Strong Survive,” in November.
The legendary musician has sold nearly 140 million albums while winning 20 Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony award in a career that has spanned all or part of six decades.
The first leg of its US tour will conclude with an April 14 homecoming in New Jersey before the band heads overseas starting with an April 28 show in Barcelona, Spain. Springsteen will then return for more US concert dates this summer, including a show at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and other dates in December.
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