Bruce Springsteen Delays Four European Concerts Amid Vocal Concerns

Springsteen battles health setbacks, plans robust tour return.

by Nouman Rasool
Bruce Springsteen Delays Four European Concerts Amid Vocal Concerns
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"Born in the U.S.A." Hitmaker Bruce Springsteen has delayed multiple European concert dates for his upcoming 2024 E Street Band World Tour. The 74-year-old rocker was forced to reschedule due to doctors' advice considering problems he has been having with his vocal health.

It follows a surprise last-minute cancellation of his show at Marseille, which saw more checkups scheduled for him. A post from the official Springsteen Instagram said, "We have to put him off for a minimum of ten days. All shows in Airport Letnany in Prague and San Siro Stadium in Milan, originally scheduled for May 28, June 1, and June 3 have been postponed accordingly.".

Ticket-holding fans for the affected dates are advised to get refunds from their initial point of purchase, with the assurance that new dates will be announced soon.

Springsteen is said to be doing very well and would like to go back to his old habit, this time indeed, on June 12 at the Civitas Metropolitan in Madrid.

This run of dates, being hailed a "massive success," first launched back on May 5 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium and now is currently scheduled to wrap up July 24 at London's Wembley Stadium. This delay has caused a phenomenal outpouring of fan support encouraging positive thoughts across social media platforms from all over the world.

Comments like "Rest up Bruce, we will wait as long as needed" and "Get well soon, Boss!" highlight the deep connection Springsteen has forged with his audience.

Springsteen's Resilient Comeback

The tour has been marked by Springsteen’s resilience and dedication, having previously postponed dates in 2023 due to peptic ulcer disease, only to make a strong return to the stage in March this year in Phoenix.

His bandmate, Steven Van Zandt, reflected on the tour’s intensity in a recent interview with PEOPLE, promising that the band would return with the same fervor once Springsteen is fully recovered. Springsteen’s setlist throughout the tour features a mix of his classic hits and covers, such as "Because the Night" by Patti Smith Group and "Nightshift" by the Commodores, reflecting his broad musical influence.

In an interesting twist, Springsteen humorously addressed his recent health challenges during an appearance on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" alongside Larry David. The segment, which saw them humorously debating over mixed-up water glasses, ended with both characters testing positive for COVID, fictionalizing yet another set of tour postponements.