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Bruce Springsteen rocks out the Apollo Theater in New York

posted 10 Mar 2012, 01:27 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 10 Mar 2012, 01:27 ]

Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen plays special concert at New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MARCH 09, 2012) (REUTERS) - Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street band took their legendary sound to the Apollo Theater in New York on Friday (March 9).

The special one-night only concert was attended by some of Springsteen's biggest fans, including celebrities Tom Hanks and his family, TV personality Gayle King, singer Ruben Blades, designer Tommy Hilfiger and actor Ed Burns who said he doesn't just have one favorite Springsteen song.

"There is no favorite, I've got favorite albums, but I think we should talk about this record which is incredible. I'd say 'Jack of All Trades' is my favorite tune off the new record," said Burns before dashing into the concert.

Latin singer Juanes will share the stage will the band next week during Austin, Texas' annual music festival, SXSW (South by Southwest). The Colombian heartthrob said he grew up listening to Springsteen, but has never seen him live.

"I'm a huge fan, for me this is such a great opportunity, actually this is the first time that I'm going to see him live, so I'm very excited," said Juanes.

Some of the proceeds from the concert will benefit WhyHunger, a nonprofit organization that fights against hunger and poverty around the world.

The concert was broadcast live on SiriusXM, to celebrate 10 years of satellite radio.