Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform a special concert at New York’s Apollo Theater on March 9th to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of satellite radio. The show, which is being held just three days after the release of Springsteen’s new album, Wrecking Ball, will air live on SiriusXM’s all-Springsteen channel E Street Radio. According to a press release, SiriusXM subscribers will have the opportunity to win tickets to the event through email and on-air promotions.
“We are proud and excited to celebrate ten years of satellite radio with one of the most enduring superstars of popular music, and true friends of SiriusXM, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band,” said President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein in a statement. “Bruce’s music, now more than ever, reflects the attitudes and controversies, and the personal and national conversations of our time.” The Apollo show, he said, offers subscribers a unique opportunity to hear Springsteen and his band “in one of the most intimate and historic settings in the world.”
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kick off a world tour March 18th in Atlanta, Georgia. Springsteen has yet to announce how the group will deal with the absence of the late Clarence Clemons, though Bruce’s longtime friend Southside Johnny recently dropped a pretty big hint. “He’s stealing my saxophone players to replace Clarence,” Southside recently told The Record. “We steal from each other’s bands occasionally.”