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Springsteen, E Street Band set to rock Apollo

March 9, 2012 4:09:26 AM PST
The Boss will take the stage at the legendary Apollo Theather in Harlem Friday.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band are performing a concert to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Sirius Satellite Radio, which will broadcast the concert live on E Street Radio on Sirius XM.

The concert will include song's from the group's new album, "Wrecking Ball," which was released Tuesday.

The Apollo propelled the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. It held memorial services for Michael Jackson and James Brown, and a 2007 campaign rally for Barack Obama.

During a January fundraiser there, President Obama crooned a bar from an Al Green classic.

Springsteen references Harlem in the songs "Jungleland" and "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" But it's his first Apollo appearance.

The world tour starts March 18 in Atlanta.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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