Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band postpone Albany concert 'due to illness'

The forecast for Albany calls for plenty of snow but no Springsteen.

The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, at the MVP Arena in Albany, New York, has been postponed “due to illness,” Springsteen announced on Sunday, March 12.

Albany is also facing a big storm. The Capitol Region area is expecting 12 to 15 inches of snow starting Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The Albany show is the third to be postponed after a March 9 show at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and March 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut were called off. The tour began Feb. 1 in Tampa.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to the road Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida, with their usual gusto.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to the road Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida, with their usual gusto.

Who’s ill, and the type of illness, were not disclosed. Band member Little Steven Van Zandt downplayed the illness − but did not specify who was ill − in a Saturday afternoon post on Twitter.

“No need to be anxious or afraid,” Van Zandt said. “Nothing serious. Just a temporary situation. We will all be back in full force very soon.”

Multiple members of the band have missed shows on the current tour due to COVID, including Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren, Jake Clemons and Soozie Tyrell. The COVID that’s been running through the band has so far not resulted in any long-term issues.

“Due to illness, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's concert at MVP Arena in Albany on Tuesday, March 14 has been postponed,” said Springsteen on social media Sunday. “We are working on rescheduling the date so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show.”

Van Zandt emphasized the postponed shows will take place.

“Postponed,” tweeted Van Zandt. “We don’t cancel.”

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The next scheduled shows are Thursday, March 16, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and Saturday, March 18, at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College , Pennsylvania. Local upcoming shows include Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Saturday, April 1; the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday, April 3; two at the new USB Arena in Belmont Park, New York, on Sunday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 11; and the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday, April 14, to close the run.

The band then heads to Europe to play stadiums there and will return to North America for stadium and arena shows.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan;

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