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Light of Day 2021, festival virtual con Bruce Springsteen

La pandemia ha impedido que el festival Light of Day se pudiera celebrar este año en Asbury Park con total normalidad. En su lugar la fundación Light of Day decidió hacer una emisión virtual por internet. Durante tres días emitieron numerosas actuaciones por sus canales en Facebook y Youtube, algunas nuevas y otras rescatadas de la edición de enero del 2020.

Eso permitió que se pudiera ver por primera vez gran parte de la actuación de Springsteen con Joe Grushecky del año anterior (incluyendo «Pumpin’ Iron», «Never Be Enough Time», «Darkness on the Edge of Town», «Atlantic City», «Talking to the King», «Light of Day», «The Promised Land», «Thunder Road») así como sus apariciones durante los conciertos de Jesse Malin y Willie Nile.

La emisión virtual (¡de 4 horas de duración!) sigue disponible en Youtube.

18.01.2020 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ

Light of Day festival, 20th Anniversary

Broken Radio +
Meet Me at the End of the World +
One Guitar *
Talking to the King
The Promised Land
Pumping Iron
Atlantic City
Never Be Enough Time
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Pink Cadillac **
Savin’ Up

Light of Day
Thunder Road

con / with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers except:
+ with Jesse Malin
* with Willie Nile
** with also Danny Clinch

Light of Day festival announcement – tickets on sale

lodpassThe Light of Day festival has confirmed this week all the dates for 2016. Tickets go on sale today!

(Check the full press release here.)





150 Music Acts to Converge on NJ/NY/Philadelphia Metro Area

for Worldwide Foundation’s 11-Day Festival, Jan. 8-18, 2016

Tickets go on Sale THIS SATURDAY @ NOON EST @ Ticketmaster.com, Charge By Phone and Ticketmaster Outlets


“A stunning number of people raised their hands when an emcee asked the crowd if anyone flew into the event from overseas.” – Rolling Stone

ASBURY PARK, NJ (Oct. 26, 2015) – With a goal of topping last year’s record-breaking half million dollars raised in its ongoing battle against Parkinson’s disease, LIGHT OF DAY ‘SWEET LITTLE 16’ CELEBRATION, presented by the Asbury Park Press, the 16th anniversary edition of the anchor event for the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation, will bring over 150 music acts to 30 venues over 10 days in three New Jersey cities, New York City, and Philadelphia, in January, following holiday season tours of Europe and Canada.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Oct. 31 at NOON EST for the Asbury Park portion of LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2016, where the bulk of the action will occur, being held Jan. 8-18, 2016 at such fabled rock venues as the Paramount Theater, the Stone Pony, and the Wonder Bar, among others.Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster outlets (including select Walmart stores). A wide variety of combination ticket packages – as well as single tickets to each show – will be available.

Concert goers can purchase tickets for individual shows, on an a la carte basis, including the MAIN EVENT, BOB’S BIRTHDAY BASH, at the Paramount Theater, scheduled for Jan. 16, 2016. Tickets for the Main Event range from $43 to $209.50, and tickets for the other club shows range from Free to $45. Concert goers can purchase a LIGHT OF DAY COMBO TICKET PACKAGE to gain admission to all Asbury Park events (Approximately 50 EVENTS) at five different levels, starting at $159.50. The packages GUARANTEE a reserved seat for BOB’S BIRTHDAY BASH at the Paramount Theatre, along with admission to all shows, capacity permitting, first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices DO NOT include any fees and/or service/convenience charges.

Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers; Willie Nile and Band; James Maddock and Band; Jesse Malin and Band; Jill Hennessey, Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway; Milly; Marc Ribler & Friends; Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan; Dramarama; Billy Hector Band; The Beach Nuts, Billy Walton Band,  Bruce Tunkel and The Red House; Garland Jeffreys; Slim Chance and The Gamblers; Sandy Mack Allstars; Sonny Kenn and much more, are among the first wave of acts to be announced for LIGHT OF DAY ‘SWEET LITTLE 16.’ More acts will be announced as the festival approaches.

Photo:  John Cavanaugh/LOD Foundation


Bruce Springsteen’s latest appearances

Saint TropezWhile Bruce keeps recording new songs and working on various projects, he also spends time with his daughter Jessica travelling the world visiting horse shows. He was seen yesterday with Patti in Saint-Tropez (as the pictures posted by Clara Svensson in Twitter show).

Bruce has also performed twice recently. On May 28 he attended the MusiCares tribute to Pete Townshend that was held at the Best Buy Theatre. Bruce gave a long speech, where he remembered The Who show he attended in Asbury Park in 1967 which inspired him so much, and later came back onstage to perform with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, singing during «My Generation» and later on «Won’t Get Fooled Again», where they were also joined by Willie Nile, Billy Idol and Joan Jett.

You can watch all the speeches and performances on this nice video posted in Youtube. Do not miss 25:50 when Steve Van Zandt walks thru the front row aiming people to stand up.

That same weekend Bruce attended Kelly Kilbride’s wedding. She is Patti’s assistant during Bruce’s worldwide tours. At the wedding party Bruce joined onstage the Bobby Bandiera band during a few numbers, including «634-5789» and «Roll Over Beethoven», as Backstreets reports.

«Won’t Get Fooled Again»:

Bruce’s speech:

Las últimas apariciones de Bruce Springsteen

Saint TropezMientras sigue con su actividad habitual, grabar más y más canciones y trabajar en los muchos proyectos en marcha, Springsteen sigue viajando por el mundo acompañando a su hija Jessica en torneos hípicos. Ayer mismo se le pudo ver, junto a Patti, en Saint-Tropez (como prueban las fotos que la también jinete Clara Svensson publicó en Twitter).

Y entre viajes y proyectos, Springsteen actuó en directo en dos ocasiones recientemente. El 28 de mayo en el Best Buy Theatre de Nueva York la fundación MusiCares rindió homenaje a Pete Townshend (guitarrista de The Who y autor de sus éxitos más memorables), y Bruce fue uno de los participantes en el evento, con un sentido discurso (donde recordó que los Who fueron el primer grupo que vio en directo, en 1967, ver vídeo) y posteriormente tocando la mítica «My Generation» en directo junto a Roger Daltrey y el propio Townshend, para finalizar con «Won’t Get Fooled Again», donde además se unieron al grupo Willie Nile, Billy Idol y Joan Jett.

Puedes ver los discursos de Bruce y Pete y el concierto completo en youtube. Al final del vídeo (25:50) se puede ver a Steve Van Zandt pasando por la primera fila animando al selecto público a levantarse de sus sillas.

Y ese mismo fin de semana Bruce hizo doblete. Acudió a la boda de Kelly Kilbride, la asistente de Patti en las giras, y no pudo evitar subir al escenario, donde actuaba la banda de Bobby Bandiera, y cantó «634-5789» y «Roll Over Beethoven», entre otras.

«Won’t Get Fooled Again»:

Discurso en homenaje a Pete Townshend:

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