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Bruce Springsteen experienced a rare flub on stage while interacting with his longtime guitar tech Kevin Buell.

In the fan-shot video below, Springsteen tosses his guitar to Buell as he often does during shows. However, there was a miscue, and The Boss’s guitar hits Buell in the head. Buell drops the guitar and then he drops to the stage floor. The members of the E Street band appear to be a mix of concern and wanting to laugh at the genuinely funny moment.

After Springsteen checks to make sure Buell is okay, he then takes to the mic and says what sounds like, “Mad man down!” This moment happened during a February 3 show in Atlanta. Since the tour has continued with no news coming out about Buell needing time off for injury, it’s safe to assume he’s okay.


In other Boss news: More North American tour dates have been added to Springsteen’s 2023 tour with the E Street Band. Many of the new dates take place in stadiums like August 9 in Chicago at Wrigley Field and Aug 16 and 18 in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. Other cities featured in the new dates include Foxborough, MA, Washington, DC, East Rutherford, NJ and a number of shows in Canada. (A full list of the news dates is below.)

Complete ticket details for the newly announced shows can be found at BruceSpringsteen.net.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – New 2023 North American Tour Dates

Aug. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Aug. 16 & 18- Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
Aug. 24 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Aug. 28 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
Aug. 30 & Sept. 1 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Sept. 7 – Syracuse, NY @ JMA Wireless Dome
Sept. 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Sept. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Nov. 6 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Nov. 8 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 10 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
Nov. 14 & 16 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 18 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Nov. 20 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
Nov. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
Dec. 4 & 6 – Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum
Dec. 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights