Bruce Springsteen Cancels Three Shows in a Row, Is Philly Next?
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been forced to cancel THREE consecutive concerts in a row this week.
Since the band is just days away from playing in Philadelphia, we're wondering:
Is their Philadelphia concert about to be the next one to be canceled?
On Sunday (March 12), the band canceled their upcoming show in Albany, NY. That concert, which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, marks the third cancelation in less than a week for the tour, which is slated to roll into Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Thursday (March 16).
The announcement says the show was postponed "due to illness."
“We are working on rescheduling the date so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show," they said on Sunday.
Philadelphia fans are concerned, however, because Tuesday's concert marks the third one in less than a week that the band has been forced to postpone.
Both their March 12 show in Connecticut and their March 9 show, which was scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio, were postponed as well.
So Thursday night's sold-out show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center is next up on their calendar.
As of Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia concert will go on as scheduled. No changes have been announced for that show (yet).
The Wells Fargo Center's website has not posted any updates about the show.
But fans are concerned because the band has not publicly said who is ill at this time.
The band did continue to perform through an apparent illness back in February. Reports from Spin.com at that time that Van Zandt and other band members were missing from the lineup for a Dallas concert on February 10 due to COVID diagnoses at that time.
So this round of cancelations has left fans wondering if the Boss himself is sick this time around.
Though, it doesnt appear to be too serious. The band's longtime guitarist, Steven Van Zandt replied to a fan inquiry on social media saying the illness was "nothing serious."
"No need to be anxious or afraid. Nothing serious. Just a temporary situation. We will all be back in full force very soon," he wrote on Twitter this weekend.