Watch Bruce Springsteen tell jokes and play four songs at Stand Up For Heroes show

The Boss even cracked a few jokes along the way

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Bruce Springsteen performed four acoustic tracks at this year’s Stand Up For Heroes benefit gig on Monday night (November 8).

Performing at Alice Tully Hall in New York, The Boss performed “I’ll Work For Your Love” from 2007’s Magic, the title track from last year’s Letter To You album, and classic tracks “Hungry Heart” and “Dancing In The Dark”.

Running since 2007, Stand Up For Heroes is an annual gig that benefits the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports charities and runs programs benefitting US veterans.


The show has been a regular event for Springsteen for many years, supporting US war veterans, with the 2020 edition being broadcast as a virtual event as he performed from an empty New Jersey bar.

The legendary songwriter shared the bill with comedians like Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, and Nikki Glaser, and told a few crude jokes of his own between songs – you can watch the performance below.


Springsteen released his 20th studio album, Letter To You, last year. A film that accompanied the LP was also released.

Last week (November 3) it was revealed that Springsteen is reportedly in talks to sell his recorded catalogue to Sony Music.

According to sources (via Billboard), the deal between The Boss and the US global music company is almost complete. The musician is also looking to sell off his publishing catalogue.

It’s said that Springsteen has set his sights on upwards of $350million (£256.5million) for both the publishing and recorded masters.

Originally published on NME

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