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Bruce Springsteen Scraps More Shows Due To Illness Within Band

Steven Van Zandt posted to Twitter, 'Just a temporary situation. We will all be back in full force very soon'
Bruce Springsteen (photo: Paras Griffin / Getty Images)

The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band shows scheduled for tonight (March 12) in Uncasville, Ct. and March 14 in Albany, N.Y. will not go on as planned due to illness within the band. The updates were posted on Springsteen’s official Twitter account, with both of the notices adding, “we are working on rescheduling the date so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show.”

These are the second and third postponements for the troupe within a week. On March 9, the band’s Columbus, Oh., date was also sidelined, with Nationwide Arena posting a similar message on its Twitter page.

It’s not immediately clear who is sick or what the illness might be, as no official statement has been provided, but guitarist Steven Van Zandt responded to a fan’s inquiry on social media by revealing, “no need to be anxious or afraid. Nothing serious. Just a temporary situation. We will all be back in full force very soon.”

The latest developments come after Van Zandt and violinist Soozie Tyrell were missing from a Feb. 10 show in Dallas due to COVID diagnoses, and Springsteen’s wife and band member, Patti Scialfa, was absent for an undisclosed reason.

Springsteen and company kicked off their first tour in six years on Feb. 1 and recently added 22 additional dates in North America, including visits to iconic stadiums like Wrigley Field in Chicago and MetLife Stadium in Springsteen’s home turf of New Jersey. Pending any additional postponements, the group’s next scheduled show will be March 16 in Philadelphia, Pa. Click here to read SPIN‘s review of the tour kickoff in Tampa, Fl.