Bruce Springsteen Postpones 2023 Tour
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are following doctor’s orders and postponing the rest of their 2023 tour dates due to Springsteen’s ongoing medical issue, the band announced today.
“Bruce Springsteen has continued to recover steadily from peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks and will continue treatment through the rest of the year on doctor’s advice,” the band announced in a statement on X.
Out of an “abundance of caution,” the remaining dates for 2023will be moved to 2024.
Springsteen, who just turned 74 on Saturday (Sept. 23) and was seen out and about at Roberto’s Freehold Grill enjoying breakfast, was sidelined by peptic ulcer disease earlier this month, forcing postponements beginning with the Sept. 7 show at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York.
“Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support. I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.”
“Rescheduled dates for each of the 2023 shows, including those postponed earlier this month, will be announced next week, all taking place at their originally scheduled venues,” the statement read. ” When the new 2024 dates are announced, those unable to attend on the new date who purchased their tickets through official ticketing companies have 30 days to request a refund. All tickets for postponed performances will remain valid for the newly announced dates.”
Peptic ulcer disease is a break in the inner lining, or open sores of the stomach, the first part of the small intestine, or sometimes the lower esophagus.
The band postponed the dates after wrapping three nights at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, where the setist included “Sherry Darling” on August 30, and “Jungleland,” “Spirit in the Night,” “Something in the Night ” “The Detroit Medley” and “Jersey Girl” closing out night three on Sept. 3.
Dates were originally postponed through the end of this month.
“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,” Springsteen wrote. “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 U.S. shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon. Love and God bless all, Bruce.”