Bruce Springsteen postpones 2024 shows

The Boss has been advised by doctors not to sing for the next ten days

Bruce Springsteen [Courtesy/Rob DeMartin]

After postponing his show last night at Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France, Bruce Springsteen has now pushed back two more planned performances due to vocal issues. On the advice of his doctors, The Boss and The E Street Band have confirmed that shows in Prague, Czech Republic and Milan, Italy. The tour will resume on June 12 in Madrid, Spain, while the postponed shows will be rescheduled to later dates.

“Following yesterday’s postponement in Marseille due to vocal issues, further examination and consulting has led doctors to determine that Bruce should not perform for the next ten days,” a statement from Springsteen’s camp said. “With this in mind, additional postponements are required for Airport Letnany in Prague (originally scheduled for May 28) and San Siro Stadium in Milan (originally scheduled for June 1 and 3). New dates for these shows will be announced shortly. Those wishing a refund will be able to obtain it at their original point of purchase. Bruce is recuperating comfortably, and he and the E Street Band look forward to resuming their hugely successful European stadium tour on June 12 in Madrid at the magnificent Civitas Metropolitan.”

With stops in stops in Belfast, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona, Hannover, Helsinki, Stockholm, and more, the European leg of Springsteen’s current world tour wraps up on 27 July at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Springsteen has been back on the road playing rescheduled shows since March 19. The run wraps up in November.

Unfortunately, this isn’t The Boss’s first bout with health issues on this tour. The 74-year old road warrior previously postponing the rest of his North American tour dates last year after suffering from peptic ulcer disease, and took the advice of his doctors to take it easy until 2024. Last September 7, Springsteen and The E Street Band postponed all remaining September tour dates, beginning with their show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York. Springsteen had previously cancelled his Philadelphia performances on August 16 and 18.

“Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support,” Springsteen said. “I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.”

Last year, Bruce appeared on the new song from fellow New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem, “History Books.” It is the title track of the band’s forthcoming studio album. The music video for the song is out now. 

“When Bruce Springsteen said I should write a duet for us, I think my head exploded,” says frontman The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon. “It will never get old to me that one of the greatest songwriters in the world, and one of my hero’s voices, will forever be captured in a song I wrote at a small wooden desk, in October, in New Jersey.”

Springsteen and The E Street Band’s most recent studio album, 2020’s Letter To You (Columbia Records), marked their first time recording live together in decades and debuted at #1 in eleven countries.

Bruce’s latest studio album Only The Strong Survive arrived last November via Columbia Records. The covers outing is a collection of fifteen soul music classics. Featuring lead vocals by Springsteen, Only The Strong Survive celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more. This 21st studio album from Bruce Springsteen will also feature guest vocals by Sam Moore, as well as contributions from The E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton.

Only The Strong Survive was tracked at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey, produced by Ron Aniello, engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau.

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