The Boss is dealing with a medical issue

Bruce Springsteen live
Bruce Springsteen [Danny Clinch]

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have postponed all remaining September tour dates, beginning with tomorrow’s show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and his medical advisors have instructed him to postpone the remainder of his September shows.

“Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows,” Bruce said in a statement. “First, apologies to our fabulous Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. 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”

Springsteen previously cancelled his Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 due to an undisclosed health issue. The legendary rocker has since confirmed his return to South Philly on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 and Friday, August 23, 2024. Tickets for the August 16 (2023) show will be valid for the August 21 (2024) show, and tickets for the August 18 (2023) show will be valid for the August 23 (2024) show. Tickets for both new shows can be purchased HERE. Fans can also request a refund within the next 30 days. If fans bought tickets through a third party service (e.g. StubHub, Vivid Seats, etc.), they will have to contact that service for their refund policy.

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.