Bruce Springsteen Postpones Gig as Winter Storm Jonas Hits New York
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s concert in New York on Sunday has been postponed due to the huge winter storm that battered the city. The gig at Madison Square Garden was axed by Springsteen and venue bosses, who cited a travel ban in the area and safety concerns.
The Boss wrote in a post on Twitter, “@TheGarden & @springsteen must postpone the performance… due to a Tri-state travel ban & weather safety concerns. There is not an immediate date available for reschedule but more information will be coming shortly. #TheRiverTourNYC.” An additional concert at the venue on Wednesday is currently set to go ahead as planned, editors at Entertainment Weekly report. Springsteen’s announcement comes after most of the Big Apple was shut down due to the storm, which hit the city and much of the East Coast. The Broadway League announced on Saturday that all Broadway matinee and evening performances would be cancelled until Sunday due to the travel ban and suspension of public transport in the city. “Now that the snowstorm has arrived, I’d like to reiterate that the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern,” explained Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League. “We expect normal operations to resume for… Sunday matinees.” Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz pleaded with fans to stay safe, and to not risk their lives by going out to cinemas to watch her new movie, The 5th Wave, which was released on Friday. “Fans on the east coast please stay safe and warm, (The 5th Wave) will be in the theaters next week, your safety is my main concern #staysafe,” she tweeted. Editors at Entertainment Weekly report hundreds of movie theatres across the East Coast, including in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey, have closed amid safety concerns for their employees.