On November 5th, Bruce Springsteen will once again headline the annual “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit at New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Billboard reported in addition to Springsteen and Jon Stewart, who appears every year, this year’s comedy event will also feature Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Carr, and country music singer-songwriter Eric Church. Tickets go on sale yesterday. (Thursday, September 13th)
Springsteen has long been a supporter of the U.S. based “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit, serving the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides aid to those who have sustained the “hidden injuries of war,” and has raised over $33 million and helped over one million veterans, service members, and their families since it began.
Springsteen has long maintained that his live performances are the backbone of his career, which connects him not only to the audience and his bandmates, but ultimately to himself: “I knew that the most important thing to me was when I walked out — whether it was in a little bar on any stage, how it made me feel. Because I wanna do — find some way in. Some way to be a part of, I guess, a community that was either really there or that I imagined. That I dreamt of.”
Bruce Springsteen will next perform on September 26th at Manhattan’s Walter Kerr Theatre.
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