The Boss had been due to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York with The E Street Band on Sunday (24Jan16), but the gig was called off amid safety fears as local officials imposed a travel ban and shut down public transport due to Storm Jonas.

"@TheGarden & @Springsteen must postpone the performance... due to a Tri-state travel ban & weather safety concerns," stated a message posted on Bruce's page. "There is not an immediate date available for reschedule but more information will be coming shortly. #TheRiverTourNYC".

He has now offered a treat to all those left disappointed by releasing a free recording of a tour stop in Chicago, Illinois earlier this month (Jan16).

The live recording is available for download via the musician's official website.

"Out here on E Street, we're missing our fans at The Garden... and wanted to send this along," states a message posted on Bruce's page. "Starting now, the live recording of ‪#‎TheRiverTourChicago‬ on January 19 will be available as a free MP3 download for the next two days..."

The heavy blizzards caused chaos along America's East Coast over the weekend, prompting the cancellation of Broadway shows and gigs by artists such as Brad Paisley, Jackson Browne, and Garth Brooks.

Hundreds of movie theatres along the East Coast, including in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey, also closed amid safety concerns, and Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz urged fans not to risk their lives by going out to cinemas to watch her new movie, The 5th Wave, which was released in the U.S. on Friday (22Jan16).

"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.