The Boss is unable to perform due to an illness

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Bruce Springsteen [Danny Clinche]

Bruce Springsteen has postponed his upcoming Philadelphia concerts due to an illness. The Boss announced Wednesday that his shows, slated for tonight, August 16 and Friday, August 18 are being rescheduled. New dates for both shows will be announced imminently.

“Due to Bruce Springsteen having been taken ill, his concerts with the E Street Band in Philadelphia on August 16 and August 18 have been postponed,” a statement read on Bruce’s official Twitter account. “We are working on rescheduling the dates, so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows.”

Springsteen launched the second leg of his North American tour on August 9 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Boss will be performing in East Rutherford, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, and more. The run is slated to wrap up at the Chase Center in San Francisco on December 8.

Springsteen recently 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.