ALBANY – “The Boss” will be back in September.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, who canceled a show this past Tuesday at Albany’s MVP Arena due to illness, officially rescheduled the date Friday.
They’re set to return Sept. 19, according to announcements on Springsteen’s social channels and from MVP Arena.
Two other shows canceled due to the same reasons, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Columbus, Ohio, were also rescheduled for September.
All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates, according to the announcement.
Last Saturday, E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt posted an encouraging message about the concert postponements on Twitter, saying: “No need to be anxious or afraid. Nothing serious. Just a temporary situation. We will all be back in full force very soon.”
Springsteen, 73, began the tour on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida, before 20,000 fans who mostly stood through the 28-song arena show that included staples like “Born to Run,” “Glory Days,” “Rosalita,” “Promised Land” and “Backstreets.”
Rescheduled dates have been announced for the postponed shows last week in Columbus, Uncasville & Albany. Previously purchased tix will be honored for the new date. If you’re unable to attend & purchased tix directly from Ticketmaster, you have until 4/16/23 to request a refund. pic.twitter.com/RDb7F5WtrZ
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 17, 2023
In a story last month that began “COVID has come to E Street,” the Asbury Park Press reported that E Street Band members Van Zandt and Soozie Tyrell missed a Feb. 10 show in Dallas.
The setbacks come several months after Springsteen released his latest album, “Only the Strong Survive,” in November.
The famed musician has sold about 140 million albums while winning 20 Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony award in a career that has spanned all or parts of six decades.
The first leg of his U.S. tour is to end with an April 14 homecoming in New Jersey before the band goes abroad starting with an April 28 show in Barcelona, Spain. Springsteen then returns for more U.S. concert dates this summer, including a performance at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and other dates into December.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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