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It’s official: Springsteen to headline Hurricane Relief show
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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than they were when they first put \x34Born in the U.S.A.\x34 or \x34The River\x34 down on the turntable, still feels like Bruce has something -- OK, a lot of things -- to say about our country and the way we live our lives, things that not a lot of other artists are saying. And whether he's talking about the knife that can cut this pain from your heart, the house that's waiting for you to walk in or what that flag flying over the courthouse means, he's nailing down feelings that are so universal that they can raise your spirits and break your heart at the same time. Plus, let¹s face it, the man rocks.
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Brucespringsteen.net just announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will indeed be appearing at the Hurricane Sandy relief concert previously announced for Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden. Key phrase from the announcement for those of us unlikely to make it in person: “telecast information” is forthcoming.



From the site:



Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will join Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Kanye West, and The Who at Madison Square Garden to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in the tri-state area.



Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company —the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City”— have come together once again to present “12.12.12? the Concert For Sandy Relief.



This special one night only live music event will help provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. “12.12.12? the Concert For Sandy Relief will occur on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. More information will be released in the coming days related to tickets and VIP ticket packages; on-sale information; partners and sponsors; as well as telecast information.



As the tri-state region begins to recover from Sandy’s stunning and acute devastation along the coastal areas of Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Connecticut and New Jersey, there remains an enormous task of rebuilding both the infrastructure and thousands of shattered lives.  “12.12.12” presents an important opportunity for the community and nation to come together to provide significant support to these communities as they confront staggering short- and long-term issues.



The proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund which is providing money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.




(P.S.: We’re sort of just assuming he’s the headliner. I mean, come on, who else?)

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