Okt 4 2008

Change Rocks: Auftritt in Philadelphia, PA – 04. Oktober ’08

Bruce Springsteen hat sich heute Nachmittag für den Präsidentschaftskandidaten der demokratischen Partei, Barack Obama, starkgemacht und ein kleines Acoustickonzert in Philadelphia, PA gespielt.

Promised Land
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Thunder Road
No Surrender
Does this Bus stop at 82nd Street?
The Rising
This Land Is Your Land

Bruce Springsteens Rede:


“Hello Philly,

“I am glad to be here today for this voter registration drive and for Barack Obama, the next President of the United States.

“I’ve spent 35 years writing about America, its people, and the meaning of the American Promise. The Promise that was handed down to us, right here in this city from our founding fathers, with one instruction: Do your best to make these things real. Opportunity, equality, social and economic justice, a fair shake for all of our citizens, the American idea, as a positive influence, around the world for a more just and peaceful existence. These are the things that give our lives hope, shape, and meaning. They are the ties that bind us together and give us faith in our contract with one another.

“I’ve spent most of my creative life measuring the distance between that American promise and American reality. For many Americans, who are today losing their jobs, their homes, seeing their retirement funds disappear, who have no healthcare, or who have been abandoned in our inner cities. The distance between that promise and that reality has never been greater or more painful.

“I believe Senator Obama has taken the measure of that distance in his own life and in his work. I believe he understands, in his heart, the cost of that distance, in blood and suffering, in the lives of everyday Americans. I believe as president, he would work to restore that promise to so many of our fellow citizens who have justifiably lost faith in its meaning. After the disastrous administration of the past 8 years, we need someone to lead us in an American reclamation project. In my job, I travel the world, and occasionally play big stadiums, just like Senator Obama. I’ve continued to find, wherever I go, America remains a repository of people’s hopes, possibilities, and desires, and that despite the terrible erosion to our standing around the world, accomplished by our recent administration, we remain, for many, a house of dreams. One thousand George Bushes and one thousand Dick Cheneys will never be able to tear that house down.

“They will, however, be leaving office, dropping the national tragedies of Katrina, Iraq, and our financial crisis in our laps. Our sacred house of dreams has been abused, looted, and left in a terrible state of disrepair. It needs care; it needs saving, it needs defending against those who would sell it down the river for power or a quick buck. It needs strong arms, hearts, and minds. It needs someone with Senator Obama’s understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again. But most importantly, it needs us. You and me. To build that house with the generosity that is at the heart of the American spirit. A house that is truer and big enough to contain the hopes and dreams of all of our fellow citizens. That is where our future lies. We will rise or fall as a people by our ability to accomplish this task. Now I don’t know about you, but I want that dream back, I want my America back, I want my country back.

“So now is the time to stand with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, roll up our sleeves, and come on up for the rising.”
Quelle: brucespringsteen.net

Den kompletten Auftritt kann man sich hier ansehen.

Weitere Auftritte sind geplant:

  • 05. Oktober 2008 – 16.30 Uhr
    Ohio State University’s Main Oval, Columbus, OH (mehr Infos)
  • 06. Oktober 2008 – 16.30 Uhr
    Eastern Michigan University, Oestrike Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI (mehr Infos)
  • 16. Oktober 2008 – 20.00 Uhr
    Manhattan Center Studios, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY (mehr Infos)

Okt 2 2008

Standing Back Up For Heroes – Benefiz Konzert am 5. November ’08

Am 5. November 2008 findet anlässlich des “New Yorker Comedy Festivals” ein Benefizkonzert zu Gunsten der “Bob Woodruff Family Foundation” statt.

Wann: 05. November 2008
Wo: New Yorker Town Hall, New York City, NY
Beginn: 20.00 Uhr

Showlegende Regis Philbin begrüsst unter anderem Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Whoopie Goldberg, Ricky Gervais und John Pinette.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

For the second straight year, New York’s Town Hall will present a star-studded Fall benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. And for the second straight year, Bruce Springsteen will perform at it.

At the event, titled “Stand Up For Heroes” and scheduled for Nov. 5, Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa will provide the musical entertainment. Comedians Ricky Gervais and John Pinette will also perform, and Regis Philbin will host. Whoopi Goldberg will participate as an auctioneer, during the evening’s auction segment.

The show is part of the New York Comedy Festival, and tickets are $250-$500. Call (201) 507-8900 or visit ticketmaster.com or nycomedyfestival.com.

Woodruff is the ABC News anchorman who was injured on assignment in Iraq, in 2006. The foundation’s goal is to raise awareness and money to assist members of the U.S. military injured while serving. Last year’s benefit raised more than $2 million.

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Okt 2 2008

Change Rocks: Weitere Shows in Ohio und Michigan

Nach dem Auftritt in Philadelphia am 4. Oktober, plant Bruce Springsteen weitere Shows für den demokratischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten Barack Obama.

Bruce wird ausserdem am 5. Oktober in der Ohio State University und am 6. Oktober im East Michigan University Baseball Stadium aufspielen.

Die Termine:

  • 5. Oktober 2008
    Ohio State University’s Main Oval, Columbus, OH
    Einlass: 15.00 Uhr
    Beginn: 16.30 Uhr
  • 06. Oktober 2008
    Eastern Michigan University, Oestrike Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
    Einlass: 15.00 Uhr
    Beginn: 16.30 Uhr

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Okt 1 2008

Change Rocks: Acoustic Show in Philadelphia

Neben dem “Change Rocks” Konzert im New Yorker Hammerstein Ballroom (16. Oktober) wird Bruce Springsteen an diesem Wochenende ein weiteres Acoustic-Konzert in Philadelphia spielen.

  • Wo: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
    zwischen 20th and 22nd Strasse
  • Wann: Samstag, 4. Oktober um 15.30 Uhr

Die offizielle Presseerklärung:

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SATURDAY: Springsteen to Join Rally for Obama in Philadelphia
Free concert for Pennsylvanians will be huge opportunity to register voters and sign up volunteers; preferred tickets must be picked up at campaign offices

PHILADELPHIA – Bruce Springsteen is coming to Philadelphia this weekend to perform an acoustic set at a rally on the Ben Franklin Parkway in order to assist the Obama campaign’s voter registration and volunteer recruitment efforts.

The concert will take place on the Saturday before Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline on Monday.

“Senator Obama is a great fan of Bruce Springsteen and is honored to
have his support. This will be a great opportunity to gather tens of
thousands of our supporters together in one place as we register new
voters and bring new volunteers into this campaign for change,” said
Craig Schirmer, the Pennsylvania State Director of the Obama-Biden

The campaign has already registered and mobilized an unprecedented
number of voters in the state, and the makeup of the electorate will be
fundamentally different than it was in 2004. In that election, John
Kerry beat George Bush by 144,000 votes at a time when Democrats
outnumbered Republicans by 580,000 voters. This year, that advantage
will be about 1.2 million.

The New Jersey native endorsed Senator Obama in April, writing that the
Democratic nominee “speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my
music…a country that’s interested in its collective destiny and in the
potential of its gathered spirit.”

The concert will take place on Saturday at Benjamin Franklin Parkway
between 20th and 22nd Streets.

Gates open at 2:00 and the program will begin at 3:30.

For access to the best viewing area, preferred tickets will be
distributed to those who sign up to volunteer. This can be done
beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at the Obama-Biden campaign for
change offices listed below.

Media Coverage: The event is open to the press. Space will be extremely
limited, as will access to sound. Please direct all inquiries to

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Sep 30 2008

Change Rocks: Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel

Bruce Springsteen und Billy Joel werden am 16. Oktober im Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY auftreten, um Spenden für den demokratischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten Barack Obama zu sammeln.

Springsteen, Joel To Hold First Joint Concert For Obama

The Boss and the Piano Man are officially hitting the campaign trail.

On Tuesday, Obama donors were informed that Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel will join the Democratic nominee for his “last event in the Tri-State region before the election,” at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Even in an election year with some historic “firsts,” that’s pretty notable. And pretty expensive: balcony tickets go for $500, “premiere” seats cost $2,500 per person, and lounge tickets go for $10,000.

Please join us the evening of Thursday, October 16th for a very special concert with Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and other exciting guests! This is the first time that Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen will play the same concert!