Jan 19 2017

12. Januar 2017 – Bruce Springsteen spielt Konzert für Barack Obama

Bruce Springsteen hat am 12. Januar 2017 an einem Konzert für Barack Obamas Mitarbeiter im Weissen Haus in Washington DC teilgenommen.

Der 67jährige Künstler trat im grössten Saal – dem sogenannten East Room – vor 250 Zuschauern auf und performte 15 Songs.

Das Rolling Stone Magazin berichtet:

Before “Born in the U.S.A.,” Springsteen called the 1984 hit single a “protest song” and lamented that the track had been misinterpreted in the past, and it would continued to be misinterpreted in the future, Backstreets reports … Springsteen also dedicated “Tougher Than the Rest,” which also featured Patti Scialfa, to the Obamas for all they endured during their time in the White House. / Quelle

Setlist:

Working on the Highway
Growin’ Up
My Hometown
My Father’s House
The Wish
Thunder Road
The Promised Land
Born in the U.S.A.
Devils & Dust
Tougher Than the Rest (mit Patti Scialfa)
If I Should Fall Behind (mit Patti Scialfa)
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Long Walk Home
Dancing in the Dark
Land of Hope and Dreams

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Nov 22 2016

Update: Bruce Springsteen erhält Presidential Medal of Freedom

Das Weisse Haus veröffentlichte am Mittwoch – 16. November 2016 – eine Liste mit 21 Persönlichkeiten, die am 22. November 2016 mit der Freiheitsmedaille des Präsidenten bedacht wurden.

Die sogenannte “Presidential Medal of Freedom” ist neben der “Goldenen Ehrenmedaille des Kongresses” (Congressional Gold Medal) eine der höchsten zivilen Auszeichnungen der Vereinigten Staaten. Der Preis wird seit 1963 an Menschen verliehen, die einen bedeutenden Beitrag für die Sicherheit und/oder das nationale Interesse der USA, den Weltfrieden und kulturelle oder andere öffentliche Belange geleistet haben.

Neben den Schauspielern Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks und Robert Redford, dem Basketballstar Michael Jordan, der Talkshow Gastgeberin Ellen DeGeneres, der Soul-Legende Diana Ross sowie dem Microsoft Gründer Bill Gates wurde die Medaille auch an Bruce Springsteen verliehen.

Präsident Barack Obama überreichte die Medaillen am 22. November 2016 im Weissen Haus. Die Zeremonie wurde Live auf YouTube gestreamt:

Bruce Springsteen wurde mit folgenden Worten vorgestellt:

“Bruce F. Springsteen.
As a songwriter, a humanitarian, America’s rock ‘n’ roll laureate, and New Jersey’s greatest ambassador, Bruce Springsteen is, quite simply, The Boss. Through stories about about ordinary people, from Vietnam veterans to steelworkers, his songs capture the pain and the promise of the American experience. With his legendary E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen leaves everything on stage in epic, communal live performances that have rocked audiences for decades. With empathy and honesty, he holds up a mirror to who we are as Americans chasing our dreams and as human beings trying to do the right thing. There’s a place for everyone in Bruce Springsteen’s America”.

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Nov 8 2016

7. November 2016 – Hillary Clintons Abschlusskundgebung mit Bruce Springsteen

Gestern Abend – 7. November 2016 – fand vor 40.000 Menschen in Philadelphia, PA die Abschlusskundgebung der demokratischen Präsidentschaftsanwärterin Hillary Clinton statt. Frau Clinton schwor ihre Anhänger ein, am Dienstag zur Wahl zu gehen und für “eine verlässliche und starke Staatsführung” zu stimmen.

Unterstützung bekam Hillary Clinton nicht nur von Präsident Barack Obama, Lady Gaga und Jon Bon Jovi, sondern auch von Bruce Springsteen. Der Boss spielte “Thunder Road”, “Long Walk Home” sowie “Dancing in the Dark”. Ferner hielt er eine kurze Rede:

Good evening! It’s an honor to be here with President and Mrs. Obama, President Clinton and Chelsea, and if we all do our part tomorrow, President-elect Clinton.

The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer. Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation, and on an actual vision of an America where everyone counts: men and women, white and black, Hispanic and Native, where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way.

That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realization.

Hillary sees an America where the issue of income distribution should be at the forefront of our national conversation, where the progress we’ve made in reducing our unemployment is not enough — we must do better. She has a vision of universal health care for all that will build on the work of President Obama. She sees an America that needs to be fairer, where our highest courts look to protect the rights of all of our citizens and not just the privileged. She sees an America where the issue of immigration reform is dealt with realistically and compassionately. And she calls for an America that participates in the welfare of our planet — both in world affairs and in global science — and where the unfinished business of protecting the rights of women is not an afterthought, but a priority.

That’s the country where we wil indeed be stronger together.

Now, briefly, to address her opponent: this is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has a profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself. Somebody who’d be willing to damage our long-cherished and admired system rather than look to himself for the reasons behind his own epic failure. That’s unforgivable. Tomorrow that campaign is going down.

Let’s all do our part so we can look back at 2016 and say we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history. That’s why I’m standing here with you tonight, for the dream of a better America.

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Nov 6 2012

5. November 2012 – Weitere Wahlkampfauftritte für Barack Obama

Nach Wahlkampfautritten für Barack Obama am 18. Oktober in Parma, OH und Ames, IA, 23. Oktober in Charlottesville, VA und am 27. Oktober 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA, hat Bruce Springsteen am 5. November 2012 erneut für den amtierenden Präsidenten geworben. Einen Tag vor der Präsidentschaftswahl ist der “Boss” in Madison, WI aufgetreten.

Setlist – Madison, WI:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Forward
Land Of Hope And Dreams

Video – Madison, WI:

Am späten Nachmittag des 5. November 2012 ist Bruce Springsteen gemeinsam mit Barack Obama in der “Air Force One” nach Columbus, OH geflogen. Auch in der grössten Stadt des Bundesstaates Ohio stand ein Wahlkampfauftritt an.

Setlist – Columbus, OH:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Forward
Land Of Hope And Dreams

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Pressebericht und Fotos – Columbus, OH:

Springsteen, Jay-Z not too shabby for a presidential campaign opening act
Someone has to introduce the president.
On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He brought along two main acts.
Bruce Springsteen. Jay-Z. Theirs wasn’t an introduction, it was pop culture moment
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Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 4. November 2012:

Details for appearances with President Obama in Wisconsin and Ohio

Bruce Springsteen will be joining President Barack Obama on the campaign trail on Monday, November 5, including a stop in Madison, Wisconsin, and a very special appearance with JAY Z in Columbus, Ohio. Details for the events and how to attend are listed below.

MADISON, WI
Location: Downtown Madison – general admission entrance is at West Mifflin Street and State Street
Doors open: 7:00 AM CDT Monday, November 5, 2012

Tickets: the event is free and open to the public although an online RSVP is required for entry into the event. Confirmation of your RSVP will be checked at the event which you can either show on your smart phone or bring a printed copy.
RSVP at www.barackobama.com/Madison2012

ADA Entrance is at East Doty Street and South Pinckney Street.  ADA parking is available at the Government East Lot at South Pinckney and East Wilson Street.

COLUMBUS, OH
Location: Nationwide Arena (200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215)
Doors open: 12:00 PM EDT, Monday, November 5, 2012

Tickets: the event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To pick up your ticket, visit one of the following locations beginning on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and if tickets are still available will continue on Sunday, November 4th, from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

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Okt 27 2012

27. Oktober 2012: Noch ein Wahlkampfauftritt für Barack Obama

Bruce Springsteen hat am Nachmittag des 27. Oktober 2012 gemeinsam mit seinem langjährigen Musikkollegen Joe Grushecky einen Wahlkampfauftritt für Barack Obama bestritten. Der “Boss” trat in der “Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall” in Pittsburgh, PA auf und bat die Anwesenden, Barack Obama am 6. November im Amt zu bestätigen. Neben einer kurzen Rede, gab er auch einige Songs zum Besten.

Setlist:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Youngstown
Forward
We Take Care Of Our Own (mit Joe Grushecky)
Thunder Road

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Die offizielle Ankündigung vom 26. Oktober 2012:

Obama for America to Host Event with Bruce Springsteen in Pittsburgh

Obama for America announced today that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen and supporters on Saturday, October 27 in Pittsburgh. As part of the Obama campaign’s effort to turn out voters across the Commonwealth, Springsteen will make a special appearance at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall at 4141 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. Doors open at 2pm.

Free tickets will be available at OFA offices in the Pittsburgh area beginning at noon on Friday, October 26th on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations listed below.

OFA-Pittsburgh, Strip District Office
1400 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA

OFA-Pittsburgh, Oakland Office
115 Atwood St
Pittsburgh, PA

OFA-Pittsburgh, East Liberty Office
200 N. Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

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