Springsteen to Play Holiday Benefit Shows

Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg 7 to play charity concerts

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Having rested several months following the completion of his international tour with the E Street band, Bruce Springsteen will take the stage again on Dec. 17-18 for two benefit concerts at Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J., along with E Street drummer Max Weinberg's ensemble, the Max Weinberg 7.

The Dec. 17 show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Dec. 18 show starts an hour later. The shows are billed as Bruce Springsteen with the Max Weinberg 7 and Friends, though specifics on the "friends" were not available at press time.

The two performances will benefit eight local charities including the Greater Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, the Epiphany House (a transitional housing service), the Center in Asbury Park (a personal service AIDS charity), Substance Abuse Resources, the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, the Women's Center of Monmouth County, the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and the Parker Family Health Clinic.

Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday at 12 p.m., exclusively through Ticketmaster's phone service, 201-507-8900, 609-520-8383 and 212-307-7171. Tix are $50 each and there is a limit of two per customer.

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