Lofgren On The DL

E Street Band guitarist cancels shows due to upcoming surgery

By Gary Graff
Oct. 5, 2016

E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren has canceled a fall solo tour “due to a totally unexpected need for surgery this November,” according to a statement.

The eight-show trek was slated to begin November 17-18 in Oakland, Calif. The statement says Lofgren “has been informed by his doctors that he will be unable to perform from surgery onward for the remainder of the year,” which indicates that he’ll go ahead with his scheduled appearance at Neil Young’s 30th Anniversary Bridge School benefit concerts October 22-23 in California.

He’s also due to tour Australia and New Zealand during early 2017 with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The reason for the surgery has not been revealed; Lofgren did have hip replacement surgery several years ago.