Skip to comments.Springsteen, Joel Sign On For Obama Benefit
Posted on 09/30/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT by pissant
In what is being billed as the first time they've ever played at the same concert, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel have signed on for a benefit for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on Oct. 16 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.
Other "exciting guests" for the show have yet to be announced. Balcony tickets are $500, while premiere seats are $2,500 and lounge seats are $10,000. They can be purchased by clicking here.
Springsteen, who endorsed Obama this spring, recently finished a tour with the E Street Band in support of his 2007 album, "Magic." On Sunday, it was confirmed the group will play during the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
Joel, meanwhile, begins a month-long tour of China, Australia, Japan and New Zealand Nov. 12 in Hong Kong.
This is assuming that Joel can get to the benefit without wrecking another car.
What about Bin Laden? Has he endorsed Obambi yet?
The Boss, the Piano Man...and the Empty Suit
I think he did.
Nice goin’ BJ. Idiot.
BJ + still drunk = Obama supporter
Once I leave the New York Metro Area and go west or towards my brothers house near Cherry Hill I travel into the Musical Time Warp. Billy Joel, the Commodores, Janet Jackson, etc. IT NEVER FAILS!
I think Michael Jackson leading the “Boy’s Choir fo Obama” will be there.
Sorry . I’d need a ‘buy out’ to afford those tickets.
"Blow some hot air, you're Obamaman. . .
Blow some hot air, tonight. . .
'Cause we're all in a mood for handout now,
And you got us feelin' allright. . .
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
Damn shame. Can’t stand their politics, but both can put on a hell of a show.
It seems such a waste of time
If that's what it's all about
If that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.
Yeah, that’s got the creepy factor like Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.
Billy Joel paid his wife’s student loans as a wedding present.
Makes sense. They’re both 30 years past their prime. They both had highly, highly overrated primes. They’re both faux-workingclass heroes who like to pretend they came from the mean streets (instead of Freehold and Hicksville). They both think they’re intellectuals. They’re both adulterers. They both think they’re suffering artists.
Oh, Elton John will be there. He’ll be bringing up the rear.
Has-Beens for Change!
IF you football fans walked the walk, you will boycott watching the superbowl this year.
I always boycott the halftime show
He’s like a pediphile.
I don’t know if I would call Obama empty suit, I hear that constantly. He is certainly full of his so called importance, however, I think he is really quite shrewd if you can keep him from stuttering. For example, he said so many things in the debate that should have been challenged.
First, that part about his father, Kenya and US not being held in high regards should have been challenged. That part that McCain said he was the far most left senator and Obama responded that it was because he had to vote against Bush, McCain should have challenged. The thing about middle class. Well any dummy knows that McCain included that in in talk, but Obama saw an opening of McCain not specifically and went for it. However. I do not know in this type of debate if it is proper to refute nutty statements. Obama is a master at some things. IMHO he has followed Alinsky’s teachings perfectly. I wouldn’t underestimate him at all. He obviously has some top people telling him how what to say
I love the way this country works, when we’re pissed off we wake up and rise to the occsion, like the immigration bill and like the financial crisis. I was never a Springsteen fan, but Bill Joel! I will do what every self respecting American would do in a case like this BOYCOTT.
We as American have a choice, WE THE PEOPLE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS, if you don’t like what is going on and feel small and helpless? You can do something that will have a great impact! BOYCOTT! Music artists, media sponsors, and corporations who are supporting and hiding the truth about thier candidate and the criminals who coddle and support need to know that we all have a voice no matter how small they may think we are!
I thought Billy Joel said goodbye to Hollywood?
Haha! I have one daughter. If, after she graduates college and has her whole life ahead of her at 27, choses to marry a man of 59 - older than her Daddy and me - that would break my heart.
You forgot to mention the 7 figure net worth - that always seems to cover a lot.