Bruce Springsteen And Billy Joel Team Up To Bring Obamamania To New York

Sep 30th, 2008 // 6 Comments

Yes, the one show that a good chunk of the Tri-State area would sell its children and/or plasma to see has finally been announced: Long Island poet laureate Billy Joel and New Jersey big boss Bruce Springsteen will share a stage next month, when they play a Barack Obama benefit (with ticket prices ranging from $500 to $10,000) at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. (Why this show won’t be at Madison Square Garden, which is just around the corner and which would surely sell out even at these prices, is a mystery.) Sure, there are apparently other guests on the bill–including the Democratic presidential nominee himself–but I bet you if this show goes well, many people residing on both sides of Manhattan will be lobbying for this particular bill to be taken on the road, or at least rotated between MSG, Nassau Coliseum, and the Meadowlands for the next, oh, six months or so. Even in these trying economic times, those shows would print money–and all the merch could be themed on the wide variety of transportation options that terminate at Penn Station! [Billboard]

  1. Chris Molanphy

    Bridge-and-Tunnelers for Obama!

  2. Maura Johnston

    At the very least, the show could inspire Long Island bus to start running service between the Coliseum and the Carle Place station.

  3. Audif Jackson Winters III

    Obama Youth Choir as the opening act?

  4. Anonymous

    Guaranteed they move it to MSG. Old dudes are gonna be PUMPED.

  5. Anonymous

    Bruce is doing a free acoustic show for Obama in Philly. Brotherly love from Bruuuuuuuuce.

  6. KurticusMaximus

    Billy Joel’s a drag on that ticket.

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