Springsteen, Joel team up for Barack Obama benefit concert

October 1st, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): American singers Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are teaming up for their first joint concert that will benefit Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Springsteen, also known as The Boss, and Joel will be holding the concert in New York City this month, with the price of the tickets starting at 500 dollars, and climbing to 10,000 dollars.

Obama will be attending the musical fundraiser at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 16, a day after his final debate with John McCain at Hofstra University, which is located several miles outside the city in Hempstead.

After the news about the concert was made public on September 30, the Republican National Committee just could not help but make fun of it, at Obama’’s expense.

While John McCain is working to bring Republicans and Democrats together, Barack Obama was working to bring rock stars together, Fox News quoted RNC spokesman Alex Conant as saying.

A good duet is no substitute for a good job, he added. (ANI)

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