Asbury Lanes re-opens with Bruce Springsteen as guest performer

Yes, it’s true. The Asbury Lanes venue in Asbury Park is re-opening after a big renovation. The bar is located where the old Fast Lane was in the 80s (where Bruce performed several times in 1978, 1980 and 1982).

And yes, it’s also true that Bruce Springsteen will be performing there (as a guest of the opening band: Danny Clinch’s The Tangiers Blues Band) on June 18th, for the grand reopening. The main event will be Portugal The Man. The club holds only 750 people. All of the show’s profits will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County.

Tickets are available only in these two ways:

  • You are an Asbury Park resident? 100 tickets available for local residents via a lottery,
  • If you’re not an Asbury resident then enter your data here for a  chance to win two tickets and a night at The Asbury Hotel. Only 1 winner will get the chance to attend the show.

And the Special Tony Award goes to… Bruce Springsteen

This year’s Special Tony Award will be for Bruce Springsteen and “Springsteen on Broadway”, as it was announced on May 1st. The Tony Awards ceremony will be held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on June 10th and will be broadscast on CBS.

Bruce has celebrated it with a video and a special cake:

And the Tony Award for Best Cake goes to…

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Steve Van Zandt joins the New Jersey Hall of Fame

Steve Van Zandt was inducted yesterday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, alongside other  New Jersey personalities such as Gloria Gaynor, Debbie Harry or Meryl Streep.

Bruce Springsteen took care of the induction speech, and later in the evening he joined Steve onstage to duet on “I Don’t Wanna Go Home”.