July 26, 2021

Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and Kiss revive live music in America

After several months of para, live music begins to return to a certain normality in the United States, where the main cities begin to activate a billboard that begins to be plagued with stars, with events even at full capacity that will serve to reopen emblematic venues closed ago more than a year.

Among them, New York: After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plans to stage a mega “post Covid” celebration concert to be held in Central Park in August, high-flying shows continue to appear in the Big Apple.

This is the case of Bruce Springsteen, who will be in charge of reactivating the Broadway billboard. According to US media, “The Boss” will revive its popular Springsteen on Broadway show at the St. James Theater on Saturday, June 26, with additional performances through September 4.

Based on Born to Run, the artist’s autobiography, Springsteen on Broadway originally ran 236 performances at the Walter Kerr Theater, from October 2017 to December 2018, and earned the musician a special Tony Award, while also being adapted into an album and band. sonorous.

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Proceeds from Springsteen’s opening night performance on Broadway will be donated to various charities in New York and New Jersey, including the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids, NJ Pandemic Relief Fund and The Actor’s Fund. Tickets are already on sale.

For its part, Foo Fighters was recently announced as the group in charge of reopening the iconic Madison Square Garden, closed since March 2020. Dave Grohl’s band, inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform before an audience vaccinated – one of the requirements to access the tickets – this June 20, in the first full-capacity show in the historic stadium in more than 460 days.

Last Saturday, The Strokes did the same at the Irving Plaza, with a concert aimed at raising funds for the mayoral campaign of Maya Wiley. “The more I know her, the more I know that she is the best option to be the next mayor of New York,” said Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas.

Although it is a venue with more limited capacity, it was the first show at full capacity in more than a year in the city, once the epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States.

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Others who reappeared live in the Big Apple were the members of Kiss, who appeared as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, during the screening of Biography: Kisstory, a documentary focused on the work and legacy of the legendary group.

According to local reports, the group surprised the audience with a set of five of their most emblematic songs (Detroit Rock City, War Machine, Shout It Out Loud, Heaven’s on Fire Y Rock and Roll All Nite), in what was his first live performance since the start of the pandemic,

“We are not allowed to do a long show (…) so this is a bit short. It is a sample before they have the main course in August ”, announced Paul Stanley, leader of the band, whose return to Chile has not yet been rescheduled.

New York is not the only city to return to live activity. During these days, Chicago also begins to resume its billboard with a series of mega-events on the immediate horizon. Among them, the return of Lollapalooza, which will be held at full capacity from July 29 at Grant Park, with artists such as Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator and Miley Cyrus.

As a way to encourage the vaccination of its residents, the city authorities announced that they will give away 1,200 tickets for the festival as an incentive for people to be inoculated. Thus, whoever has an appointment scheduled at one of the city’s vaccination centers on June 26, called “Lolla Day”, will receive a one-day pass to the Grant Park music festival this summer.