It’s now official. Bruce Springsteen will play a benefit concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, on May 7th, to benefit the venue, in need of repairs and restoration. This is the official press release:
Bruce Springsteen benefit concert
COUNT BASIE THEATRE HOLDS FUNDRAISING CONCERT FEATURING
AN EVENING WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Bruce Springsteen will perform a benefit concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ on Wednesday, May 7th.
Proceeds from “An Evening with Bruce Springsteen” will benefit the historic Count Basie Theatre and help offset the cost of the renovation and restoration of the theatre that will begin this summer. A portion of the concert proceeds will also support other programs and operations at the Theatre, such as the Cool School. Patti Scialfa serves on the Board of the Basie Foundation and as Honorary Chair of the Capital Campaign.
Tickets will be made available to the public through an online “Make Your Best Offer” Auction beginning March 20th at www.countbasietheatre.org. Instructions on how the auction will work will be provided at www.countbasietheatre.org on March 20th. Concert information can also be found at www.brucespringsteen.net and www.backstreets.com.
Rusty Young, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation, said, «We are excited that Bruce Springsteen will be performing a benefit concert and deeply appreciate his willingness to help preserve and restore the Basie.»