New Jersey-based rockers Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Bobby Bandiera, Gary U.S. Bonds, and Southside Johnny have all signed on to perform at the Hope Concert. The benefit show takes place April 29 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Rock And Roll Music Fund, a charitable organization benefiting the ongoing care of Robert Bandiera Jr. No further details on the Bandiera Jr.'s condition were available as of press time.
Tickets for the show--priced at $100, $250, and $300--will go on sale on Friday (March 21) at 9:30 a.m. ET at the Count Basie Box Office window, and via box-office charge-by-phone at (732) 842-9000. There will be no mail, fax, or Internet sales due to the unique nature of this benefit concert, and a four-ticket limit per person applies. The concert is being presented by the Rock And Roll Music Fund (rockandrollmusicfund.org) and Holiday Express (holidayexpress.org).
Bobby Bandiera led the house band at the Count Basie Theatre in 1998 when Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, and others teamed up for a benefit concert for the family of Patrick King--a Long Branch police sergeant who had been murdered.
In related New Jersey news, Springsteen will perform a record 10 shows at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford this summer, while Bon Jovi has a two-night stand scheduled there for August 7 and 8.