Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a Pittsburgh benefit concert for victims of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ivan.
Bruce Springsteen has accepted an invitation to join friend Joe Grushecky at a Pittsburgh benefit concert for victims of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. The Dec. 2 show will take place at Heinz Hall, a 2,600-seat venue that is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from the Flood Aid '04 show are earmarked for area residents hit hardest by the mid-September storm.
Tickets, priced at $75-$150, go on sale Monday (Nov. 22).
Grushecky will serve as musical director for the multi-artist show. Springsteen is expected to sit in with Grushecky's band the Houserockers for at least an hour. Other artists on the bill are Jill West & the Booze Attack, Bill DC & Rob James, BE Taylor and John Grushecky & the Johns.
Springsteen also joined Pittsburgh-based Grushecky onstage at the Nov. 6 Light of Day concert in Asbury Park, N.J. The annual event is organized by Grushecky's manager, former Billboard staffer Bob Benjamin, and raises money for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Springsteen, who produced Grushecky's 1995 Razor & Tie album "American Babylon," has appeared at all eight Light of Day concerts.