Music legend Bruce Springsteen and upcoming music legend Brandi Carlile helped raise $ 4.6 million for the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert and Lincoln Center in New York on Monday night (November 8).
Over the 15 years during which the service took place, Billboard reports that Springsteen only missed it once when playing on Broadway. It happens every year.
âWe don’t have to ask him. He’s coming to us, âsaid Bob Woodruff, co-founder of Benefit, a 60-year-old reporter for ABC, who was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2006 while covering the war in Iraq.
Each year, the benefit raises funds for injured veterans and their families through the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which itself was started by Bob and his wife, Lee Woodruff.
Monday’s event also included singer and performer Brandi Carlile. The Grammy Award-winning artist has apparently been everywhere lately, performing on talk shows and at Carnegie Hall after releasing a new LP, In these days of silence, and best-selling memory, Broken horses.
According to Billboard, current and former military personnel were present at the event. So are singer-songwriter Grace Gaustad, the Sing Harlem band and comedian Jon Stewart, who has spent many years working to help veterans get their health benefits after service.
Former performers for the benefit evening include Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams and Tiffany Haddish.
Earlier this year, Springsteen, along with Paul McCartney and a few other famous friends, helped raise $ 77 million for Robin Hood Benefit, New York City’s largest anti-poverty organization.
Later this year, Springsteen’s “No Nukes” concert will be released in physical formats on November 19, and worldwide for digital download on November 16 and digital rental on November 23. Fans can pre-order the film here.
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