WASHINGTON (TND) — Bruce Springsteen announced Wednesday he would be postponing the remainder of his September tour dates with the E Street Band – including dates at Nats Park in DC and Camden Yards in Baltimore -- while while he seeks treatment for peptic ulcer disease.
The 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee broke the news on social media, and came after a successful and well-attended run of three shows at MetLife Stadium on his home turf of East Rutherford, New Jersey. However, he did postpone two August shows in Philadelphia without explanation then. He appeared to address that in a comment he made alongside the announcement.
“Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows," Springsteen said. "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 US shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon."
Concerts in Syracuse, N.Y., Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Uncansville, Conn., Albany, Columbus, Ohio and Washington will all be affected by the stop in touring.
The 2023 tour, Springsteen's first in seven years, has seen "The Boss" pair down his usually eclectic, more randomized run through his five-decade long catalog into a group of around 25 songs (with some moved around) that focus on the hits of his eras but also center on a theme of mortality, aging and reflection. Even with the heavy theme, he still manages to perform for around three-hours straight each night.
Springsteen's team promised ticketholders they would receive information about when the concerts would be rescheduled, although they did not provide a specific timeline.