According to recent reports, all 2023 tours of Bruce Springsteen have been canceled until 2024 due to peptic ulcer disease. This follows a prior statement he had issued earlier this month, indicating that he would postpone all his September shows for the same reason.
The Dancing In The Dark singer took it to his X account to inform his fans that rescheduled dates for all canceled shows would be announced the following week. All the postponed shows, including those canceled earlier this month, will take place at their originally set venues in 2024.
Springsteen has since begun his recovery journey after his doctor’s advice to forego his planned tours to focus on getting better.
So, What Does this Mean for Bruce Springsteen Fans?
While it may be disappointing to fans who had bought tickets for the shows, it’s not all at a loss. The band has since issued a statement regarding the refund of the already-issued ticket.
In the statement, those who had purchased their tickets via official ticketing companies were given 30 days to request refunds. All these tickets remain valid for rescheduled shows.
Springsteen’s social media handles were filled with well wishes and quick recovery messages from his die-hard fans. Their anticipation for Springsteen’s 2024 return is evident in their statements, with some thanking him and the E Street Band for all the music they have given the world.
The Shows That Were Affected by the Bruce Springsteen Cancellations
Springsteen fans across the world remain frustrated following the cancellation of the upcoming performances. However, it’s for the batter, considering the musician is doing this to improve his health.
Earlier, the 74-year-old rock legend had announced that he would postpone his September 2023 to concentrate on treatment. The statement saw the cancellation and postponement of several shows, including scheduled stops in various venues. The canceled shows include:
- The Syracuse show in New York, which was expected to take place on September 7 at JMA Wireless Dome.
- The Baltimore, MD Show, Scheduled for September 9 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
- The Pittsburgh, PA, show set for September 12 at Paints Arena.
- The Pittsburgh, PA, show that was to happen on September 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
- The Albany, NY show, which was scheduled for September 19 at MVP Arena.
Also, the cancellation will affect many fans, especially those in Europe and North America. Springsteen, with his band, E Standard Band, had planned to begin a tour traversing different parts of the United States, then to Europe and back through North America. Some of his top shows that won’t be happening until 2024 include:
- Rogers Arena on November 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Rogers Place on November 6 in Edmonton, Alberta.
- Scotiabank Saddledome arena on November 8 in Calgary, Alberta.
- Canada Life Centre on November 10 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Canadian Tire Centre on November 18 in Ottawa, Ontario.
- Centre Bell on November 20 in Montreal, Quebec.
- Footprint Centre on November 30 in Phoenix, Arizona.
About Peptic Ulcers Disease
Medical experts describe peptic ulcers as open sores that usually develop inside the stomach walls and upper portion of the small intestine.
The sores occur when the thick mucus protecting the stomach lining from the invasion of its digestive juices wears off, allowing the acids into its tissue.
According to reports, at least one in ten people suffer from peptic ulcers, with the condition estimated to affect about 4 million people in the US every year.
Although the cause of peptic ulcer may vary from one individual to another, its most common cause is H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium.
Considering the fact that Springsteen is over 70 years old, continuing his tours as planned would heighten current. The decision to postpone the shows comes from his doctor’s perspective, and we can all agree that health comes first.
Springsteen’s dedication to getting better shows how committed the singer is to making a stronger return for his fans in 2024. After all, The Boss has been performing for more than 50 years in his career. We can only wish him a quick recovery as he plans on entertaining us in 2024.
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