“It just shows the natural link between music and social activism to create change,” Hugh Evans, chief executive of the Global Poverty Project, tells Rolling Stone.
Evans, along with Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis, has enlisted the likes of Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, The Vaccines and Kings Of Leon in a new initiative which will offer music fans free gig tickets in return for taking part in various pursuits linked to political activism.
Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as a headliner for this summer’s Hard Rock Calling event after his performance last year was famously cut short by organisers when he unsurprisingly ran well over curfew.
Leeds Arena has landed a massive coup by securing Bruce Springsteen – one of the biggest rock stars in the world and one of the very best live performers – to visit for a very special ‘pre-opening’ gig at the new venue in July.
US superstar Bruce Springsteen will become the first act to perform at the new 13,500 capacity Leeds Arena this summer.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have added a date at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to their huge tour of European outdoor venues next year.
Our Essential Listening 2012 series concludes today with The Albums.
From the ‘cohesion through experimentation’ of Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism, through the ‘muscular power ballads, stirring, keyboard-led harmonies and call-and-response choruses’ that inform The Killers’ return with ‘Battle Born’, to the ‘sheer magnetism and unwavering belief’ which made ‘Blunderbuss’ such a successful solo debut for Jack White, we feel this rundown highlights some of the year’s truly outstanding releases that everyone should make an effort to check out.
And don’t forget, there’s only room for one place each on our Essential Listening Series, so if your favourite artist of the year isn’t included in this particular rundown, make sure you check through our previous lists to see if they’ve made an appearance elsewhere. And after that, if they’re still nowhere to be seen, maybe you should leave a comment below to let us know about it.
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