Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute To Fans Following Cancelled Shows

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Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to fans who organised their own parties on the days of his cancelled shows.

The Boss was forced to cancel several shows from his recent tour, after contracting a virus which led to vocal issues.

These issues forced Springsteen to pull the plug on several shows, including gigs in Marseille and Milan.

“Further examination and consulting has (sic) led doctors to determine that Bruce should not perform for the next 10 days”, a statement confirming these cancelled shows said. “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”, they continued.

“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”. 

“really touching”

Despite these called off shows, this did not deter Springsteen fans who staged their own informal events, as well as singing along to some of the singer’s classic tracks.

This of course touched Springsteen, who sent his fans this touching message on Instagram.

“It’s Bruce Springsteen, calling from the wild lands of New Jersey, where I’m just getting over my vocal bug”, the singer said.

He also added: “I have to apologize again for missing those concerts. But more importantly than that, I have to thank our incredible fans in the cities of Marseilles and Milan and Prague for their beautiful serenading when we weren’t feeling so good”. 

“It was really touching, deeply emotional, and it’s something I won’t forget. We will be back and we will give you the show of your lives. Thank you very much!”. 

Springsteen promises fans “the show of their lives”

Previously, Bruce Springsteen had promised fans that he would give them “the show of [their] lives” once he makes a full recovery from his illness.

“Hey, this is Bruce Springsteen. I’m in Marseille. Unfortunately, I could not sing for you but we will be back to Marseille, to Prague and to Milan to give you the show of your life. That I promise you”, the singer said in another video.

The singer also thanked this fans for  “giving us a series of shows that were deeply memorable”.

“We just had great times there”, he added. “We’ll be back, coming back to Madrid and Barcelona where we plan to rock you into the ground! Alright, be seeing you soon. Bye-bye”. 

Last month, Springsteen was awarded at the Ivor Novello Awards, becoming the first international songwriter to do so. More on that here.