Concert Cancelling Trend Continues As Bruce Springsteen Postpones Highly Anticipated Philadelphia Concerts

The sudden cancellations for live theatrical performances continue to appear, as Bruce Springsteen also recently announced the rescheduling of a pair of shows at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Stadium. On social media, the musician disclosed that his Wednesday and Friday night shows would be moved and cited an undefined illness as the reason. Fans are very disappointed at this development but remain supportive of the singer.

Why did Bruce Springsteen cancel his Philadelphia concerts?

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In a social media post, Bruce Springsteen announced that he just canceled his concerts in Philadelphia, citing an unspecified illness. The 73-year-old artist didn’t disclose what exactly caused him to postpone the events, but did promise to reschedule the shows as soon as possible. The surprise news comes only a week after Springsteen kicked off the second U.S. leg of his tour in Chicago. This is not the first time the singer’s health has caused unexpected disruptions to his plans. Earlier this year, he missed an event titled “Bruce Springsteen Day” in his home state of New Jersey because he contracted Covid-19.

“Due to Bruce Springsteen having been taken ill, his concerts with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 have been postponed. We are working on rescheduling the dates so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows.”

A textpost on Twitter (X) from Bruce Springsteen’s account

What other concerts have been postponed/cancelled recently?

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The highly anticipated show getting rescheduled marks the second major concert postponement in the past week. Previously, Lionel Richie postponed a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden at the last minute due to alleged difficulties with making it to New York in time. There have been other recent cancellations too, with Hayley Williams having to call off Paramore shows due to a prolonged lung condition.