Bruce Springsteen Postpones Three More Shows Under ‘Doctor’s Direction’

Following the postponement of their concert in Marseilles, on Saturday, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are rescheduling three more shows under “doctor’s direction,” as the singer continues to suffer “vocal issues.” The band’s European stadium tour is scheduled to resume on June 12 in Madrid, Spain.

“Following yesterday’s postponement in Marseille due to vocal issues, further examination and consulting has led doctors to determine that Bruce should not perform for the next ten days,” an announcement on the band’s social media platform states. “With this in mind, additional postponements are required for Airport Letnany in Prague (originally scheduled for May 28) and San Siro Stadium in Milan (originally scheduled for June 1 and 3). New dates for these shows will be announced shortly. Those wishing a refund will be able to obtain it at their original point of purchase.

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“Bruce is recuperating comfortably, and he and the E Street Band look forward to resuming their hugely successful European stadium tour on June 12 in Madrid at the magnificent Civitas Metropolitan.”

Last September, Springsteen postponed multiple dates on the group’s North American tour due to a peptic ulcer, and although he completed those dates earlier this year, he has struggled with voice problems. During his appearance at the Ivor Awards in London last week, he noted those issues but blamed them on playing an outdoor show in “hellacious weather” in the Northern British city of Sunderland the night before, and made light of them.

Despite his health challenges, Springsteen and the band have been in fine form during the tour, which features a slightly altered setlist from last year’s dates. Springsteen said on SiriusXM back in March, “There will be some things from last year’s tour that will hold over; some of my basic themes of mortality and life and those things, you know, I’m going to keep set… (But) I think I’m gonna move around the other parts of the set a lot more, so there’ll be a much wider song selection going on. So we’re looking at it like it’s a little bit of the old tour, but we’re looking at it like a new tour.”

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