Late last year, Nils Lofgren released his live album UK2015 Face the Music Tour and planned on going out in January to promote the new set but Bruce Springsteen had bigger plans, going out himself to promote the deluxe version of his 1980 album The River with the E-Street Band in tow.

That short tour turned into a world trek that just recently concluded and Nils was forced to put off his solo touring until it was over. Those shows were rescheduled, in part, for November 17 through December 17 but another urgency has intervened and they will now not happen until after the beginning of the year.

Lofgren announced late Monday that he has been forced to move those dates because of an “unexpected need for surgery”.

Due to a totally unexpected need for surgery this November, Nils Lofgren has been informed by his doctors that he will be unable to perform from his surgery onward for the remainder of the year. Nils and Amy express their deepest regrets at having to miss these rescheduled tour dates, especially to all his fans and the venues that have gone through two, unavoidable cancellations. Nils and Amy thank you all for your unwavering support and appreciate the well wishes from all.

Nils n Amy L

Postponed dates:

11/17 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Oakland
11/18 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Oakland
11/19 – Saratoga, CA – Carriage House @ Montalvo Arts Center
11/20 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
12/14 – Austin, TX – One World Theatre
12/15 – The Woodlands, TX – The Dosey Doe Big Barn
12/16 – San Antonio, TX – Studio Theater At The Tobin Center
12/17 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler

There was no mention of canceling out on the 30th Anniversary Bridge School benefit shows on October 22 & October 23.