Band will reschedule Columbus, Uncasville & Albany shows
Bruce Springsteen has postponed several dates on the 2023 tour with the E Street Band due to illness. The Boss shared the news over the weekend on his social channels, stating a show on Sunday, March 12th in Uncasville, CT and Tuesday, March 14th in Albany, NY are being rescheduled, following the group’s postponement of a show last week in Columbus, OH
“We are working on rescheduling the date[s] so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show[s],” statements read for both shows.
No other dates have been affected as of press time. The band’s next show is currently set for Thursday, March 16th in Philadelphia. It’s also unclear who’s suffering from what illness.
E Street Band guitarist Stevie Van Zandt shared some upbeat news on Twitter.
“No need to be anxious or afraid. Nothing serious. Just a temporary situation. We will all be back in full force very soon,” he writes.
Springsteen made his long-awaited return to the road on February 1st when he kicked off the trek in Florida. The shows mark Springsteen and The E Street Band’s first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.
European dates for the 2023 international tour were announced ten months ago and sold over 1.2 million tickets across the continent, with many cities adding second or third stadium shows due to popular demand. Last July, the New Jersey rocker sold more than 1.5 million tickets to the UK run of stadium shows, selling out less than eight hours of going on sale.
At the conclusion of their European run, which is scheduled for April through July 2023, Springsteen and The E Street Band will begin a second North American tour leg in August.
This tour is the first time Springsteen opted to use Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing system which has been under fire recently due to prices fluctuating based on supply and demand. Fans shared their frustration with the dynamic pricing system on social media when many first-sold tickets — which initially ranged from $60-$399 each — were fetching $4,000-5,000 each during the on sale in July. Springsteen manager Jon Landau defended the practice, stating “Regardless of the commentary about a modest number of tickets costing $1,000 or more, our true average ticket price has been in the mid-$200 range.”
Late last year, Springsteen addressed the 2023 ticket prices, admitting the idea to use dynamic pricing was his.
“What I do is a very simple thing. I tell my guys, ‘Go out and see what everybody else is doing. Let’s charge a little less.’ That’s generally the directions. They go out and set it up. For the past 49 years or however long we’ve been playing, we’ve pretty much been out there under market value. I’ve enjoyed that. It’s been great for the fans. This time I told them, ‘Hey, we’re 73 years old. The guys are there. I want to do what everybody else is doing, my peers.’ So that’s what happened. That’s what they did,” he says.
Due to illness, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s concert at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday March 12 has been postponed.
We are working on rescheduling the date so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show. pic.twitter.com/K3Gh4MdFe9
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 11, 2023
Due to illness, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's concert at MVP Arena in Albany on Tuesday, March 14 has been postponed.
We are working on rescheduling the date so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show. pic.twitter.com/CjoIFjjFnO
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 12, 2023