| 16.8°C Belfast

Springsteen, Simon and Hudson to headline Covid comeback concert in New York

The event will come 30 years after Paul Simon’s memorable August 15 1991 concert which was also held in Central Park.

Close

Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen exits out the stage door after the Springsteen On Broadway reopening night performance (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen exits out the stage door after the Springsteen On Broadway reopening night performance (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen exits out the stage door after the Springsteen On Broadway reopening night performance (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson will headline an August concert in Central Park, marking the city’s comeback from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.

It is going to be a great moment for the city, marking our rebirth, marking our comeback, and it’s going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history,” the mayor said at a virtual news briefing.

Mr de Blasio announced last month that producer Clive Davis would recruit an all-star line-up for a Central Park concert in August. No exact date has been announced.

Close

Paul Simon performs in Hyde Park (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

Paul Simon performs in Hyde Park (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

PA

Paul Simon performs in Hyde Park (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

More performers will be announced in the coming weeks, Mr de Blasio said.

The concert will come 30 years after Simon’s memorable August 15 1991 Central Park concert, which was recorded and released as a live album and concert film.

Springsteen’s return to Broadway last weekend was itself a step in the city’s recovery from the pandemic.

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required

“He is beloved in New York City in an extraordinary way even though he happens to come from New Jersey — no one’s perfect,” Mr de Blasio said.

Close

Jennifer Hudson will be among the performers (Matt Crossick/PA)

Jennifer Hudson will be among the performers (Matt Crossick/PA)

PA

Jennifer Hudson will be among the performers (Matt Crossick/PA)

The mayor said Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy winner, is “someone who captures the grit and determination that we’re all feeling as we fight through this crisis”.


Top Videos



Privacy