Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have postponed eight upcoming tour dates as the Boss undergoes treatment for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease, beginning with Thursday evening’s planned show at Syracuse, NY’s JMA Wireless Dome.

Earlier this summer, the band also postponed a pair of shows at Philadelphia, PA’s Citizens Bank Park due to Springsteen’s health, though he did not at that time specify the nature of the illness. The band also postponed a handful of shows in March due to an unspecified illness in the band.

Per the announcement posted on Springsteen’s social media accounts on Wednesday evening, the postponement decisions were made based on recommendations from the 73-year-old rocker’s medical advisors. As Bruce explained in a statement, “Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows. First, apologies to our fabulous Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We’ll be back to pick these shows up and then some. Thank you for your understanding and support. We’ve been having a blast at our US shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon. Love and God bless all, Bruce.”

The decision to postpone the September shows follows a three-show stint by the group at MetLife Stadium in Springsteen’s native New Jersey last week.

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Ticketholders for the postponed Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band September tour dates in Syracuse, Baltimore, Pittsburgh (x2), Uncasville, Albany, Columbus, and Washington, D.C. will be contacted directly with information regarding rescheduled dates for the performances.

As it stands now, the first Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band tour since 2016 is due to resume with an eight-show Canadian run beginning on November 3rd in Vancouver, BC. For a complete list of upcoming Bruce Springsteen tour dates, head here.


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