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Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters Set for 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart will also perform at November 6th event

Bruce Springsteen in Leeds, England.
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September 9, 2013 12:15 PM ET

Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters will show some love for the troops at the upcoming "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit this November. The New Jersey rocker and former Pink Floyd singer-bassist led last year's event, and they'll return with help from Jerry Seinfeld and "Stand Up for Heroes" veteran Jon Stewart, according to Variety. It's yet another stop for the road warrior Springsteen, who recently confirmed a batch of gigs in Australia and New Zealand next year. 

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"Stand Up for Heroes" will take place November 6th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. It'll run alongside the New York Comedy Festival, which is set for November 6th through 10th. Tickets and more information are available at the event's website.

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