Posted in music | tour dates on July 21, 2009

UPDATE: These shows are confirmed

Bruce Springsteen @ Izod Center (more by Tim Griffin)
Bruce Springsteen

Reports are circling around the web about a 25th Anniversary Event of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame slated to take place at Madison Square Garden on Oct 29-30. Although so far unconfirmed by the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame site showbiz411.com reports...

Tentatively scheduled for the Thursday show are Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon as a solo act, Stevie Wonder, and the whole posse that includes Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and friends.

Then on Friday: Aretha Franklin headlines, with U2, Metallica, and Eric Clapton. Those are the names I've heard so far, but we won't be surprised if Paul McCartney, Sting, the Rolling Stones and a few other big names like Bob Dylan.

Amazon.com seems to semi-confirm some details with respect to an upcoming book, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the most famous rock and roll institution in the world. In 2009, the Hall of Fame celebrates its twenty-fifth year with numerous events in Cleveland and a two-day anniversary concert on October 29 and 30 at Madison Square Garden that will be filmed. A four-hour edited version will appear on HBO in mid-November. While we are not a liberty yet to give out the names of the artists confirmed, you can be assured that the top names in music will appear. Artists that have been approached include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, U2, The Eagles, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and other artists of this calibre. The event is being produced with Tom Hanks' company Playtone; Tom and award-winning writer and director Cameron Crowe will be involved in the creative. The Hall of Fame is just beginning to reach out to sponsors. The publication of this book is timed to release with the HBO television special and the induction of the 2009 nominees.
On Saturday night (7/18), Stevie Wonder was in town to play the Mandela tribute concert at Radio City. The Star Ledger reports that "Mandela didn't attend the concert, through he did send a taped message, as did President Obama."

Paul McCartney is playing Citi Field tonight (7/21) (assuming it is rain or shine), one of three shows at the venue from the legend (pics from night one here).

Metallica are also playing Madison Square Garden, just a couple weeks after the supposed Hall of Fame show. Those sold-out shows, slated for 11/14 and 11/15, will feature support from Lamb of God (who are headlining a show at Wellmont Theater with Gwar).

Metallica were inducted into the Hall of Fame in April. Videos below...

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Comments (24)

thursday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:30 PM

bruce springsteen needs to go away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:07 PM

bleh

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:44 PM

That would be pretty amazing to see all those acts in one sitting. I think I just came.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:48 PM

Makes sense. Metallica cancelled their Ottowa show on the 29th to do a "special" gig. Everyone thought that was Voodoo Fest. Guess not.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 4:39 PM

Shows announced; on presale Monday

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 12:48 PM

I got my tix already, although it cost me $1,000 (2 tix for each night) it's gonna be well worth it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 11:55 AM

Hello the 25th Ann. concert was outstanding. Is their a place to purchase the concert on DVD?

Sherri Wilkison

Posted by Sherri | November 29, 2009 9:49 PM

Where can I buy concert dvd?

Posted by Sherry | November 30, 2009 3:02 AM

You can buy dvd at amazon .com

Posted by monte | November 30, 2009 10:25 AM

Yes, I bought DVD on Amazon

Posted by wood burning fireplaces | November 30, 2009 10:33 AM

What is the DVD listed under in Amazon because it won't find any DVD for 2009 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary...?

Posted by Lanabug | December 1, 2009 4:17 PM

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are the greatest thing to happen to Rock n Roll since The Beatles. The way Bruce brings soul to Rock n Roll is what makes him and the E Street Band great! He will always be The Boss!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2009 7:00 PM

From what I can tell, the DVD available on Amazon "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live (2009)" is great concert footage spanning 25 years but does not include any of the performances at MSG.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 6:11 PM

What is the DVD listed under in Amazon because it won't find any DVD for 2009 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary...?
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are the greatest thing to happen to Rock n Roll since The Beatles.

Posted by Personal injury lawyers | December 28, 2009 11:18 AM

can some one send me the link or post the link?

Posted by max | January 13, 2010 12:21 PM

This is what Bruce Springsteen is for: lattices, frameworks, symbol systems left to rust; lips against the stone, breathing it alive. He's still got it; it's not the sort of thing you lose.

Posted by psychology degree online | January 24, 2010 2:50 AM

The way Bruce brings soul to Rock n Roll is what makes him and the E Street Band great! He will always be The Boss!

Posted by Garage space heater | February 8, 2010 4:57 AM

Why the hell was KISS and the red hot chillipeppers
denied induction over ABBA comon really.Its the rock n roll hall of fame.Not the disco hall of fame.
so comon guys get your shit straight do the right thing. By making ozzy and black sabbath wait was wrong.and another thing why the hell is madona in there for.U guys need to figure things out.and making deep purple wait to be in ducted is WRONG.

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Posted by Business Logo | March 28, 2010 6:02 AM

The performance of this group is really world-class. Anyone who get to see their performance would really be amazed. They really rock the music scene!

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waaaw nice

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