Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel to rock for Obama

October 1st, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaLos Angeles/New York, Oct 1 (DPA) Bruce, Billy and Barack will be together on stage for a benefit for the Democratic presidential nominee on Oct 16 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, E! Online has reported.Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel will play at the fundraiser for Barack Obama that will cost from $500 to $10,000 a ticket.

It will be the first joint concert of the “Boss” and the “Piano Man.”

Obama will attend the concert which will be held the day after his final debate with Republican presidential contender John McCain at Hofstra University, in nearby Hempstead, New York.

Joel, 59, recently joined Paul McCartney on stage to play two Beatles songs at Shea Stadium.

Springsteen, 59, and his E Street Band, who just agreed to play the Super Bowl halftime show, have played for politicians before. In 2004 they organized a series of gigs for Democratic presidential contender John Kerry.

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