American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has cancelled several tour dates after being taken ill.
The 73-year-old musician was due to perform with the E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 (UTC) before the gigs were postponed.
The singer’s management team posted the news on The Born in the U.S.A singer’s official social media handles, urging fans to hold onto their tickets for access to the rescheduled dates.“Due to Bruce Springsteen having been taken ill, his concerts with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 have been postponed. We are working on rescheduling the dates so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows,” the statement reads.
Affectionately called ‘The Boss’ by his fans, Springsteen began his 2023 tour with the E Street Band on February 1. This is the second time Springsteen has had to postpone shows on this tour. Back in March, Springsteen had postponed and rescheduled three shows due to a bout of unspecified illness.
The 2023 tour marks Springsteen’s first major worldwide tour since The River Tour six years ago.