Bruce Springsteen to Perform at Stand Up for Heroes Benefit
As he’s done every year since the event’s inaugural performance in 2007, Bruce Springsteen will deliver a set at the 2014 Stand Up for Heroes benefit in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5.
Tickets for the show — which will also feature NBC newsman Brian Williams as well as comedians Louis C.K., John Oliver and John Mulaney — go on sale Sept. 17 at noon. Proceeds benefit injured service members and their families, per the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission statement to “find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work.”
“Each year the show gets bigger and better, demonstrating the unwavering support of all those involved,” enthused Woodruff in a statement. “We, as well as the show’s talented performers, want to show our appreciation for and give back to the brave men and women who served our country and have come home injured. We are inspired and moved by the grand presence of all these groups on such an incredible night for us to commend and remember our heroes.”
The Stand Up for Heroes benefit has raised more than $21 million toward its goal over the past seven years. To watch video from Springsteen’s 2013 set at the show — which included some memorably dirty jokes — click here.