Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bruce Springsteen to Open, Paul McCartney to Close 12-12-12 Concert


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will make a musical sandwich with Paul McCartney tomorrow night at the 12-12-12 Concert at Madison Square Garden. The scrumptious filling will be composed of the Rolling Stones, The Who, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi and several more star acts. The show begins at 7:30 pm, streamed on dozens of websites and broadcast everywhere on TV. It’s also being shown in movie theaters. Check for all the details. Organizers say that between ticket sales at the Garden (very expensive) and sponsorships they’ve got $30 million in hand. Devastated areas in New York and New Jersey really need it as people are suffering without their homes or possessions. PS I’d bet good money now that the closing song is “Hey Jude.” The opener? I’m still waiting for Bruce to do “Sandy (Fourth of July).” Tickets are still available, in short supply and high prices, at StubHub.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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