Springsteen, Legend added to list of performers for Biden inauguration special
Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and the Foo Fighters are being added to the roster of A-listers performing at an inaugural TV special for President-elect Joe Biden.
The music stars will perform during “Celebrating America,” Biden’s inaugural committee announced Friday. The prime-time spectacle will air across multiple TV networks — including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS and MSNBC — on Jan. 20.
Actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, who each emceed separate nights of the virtual Democratic National Convention in August, are poised to introduce segments throughout the two-hour event.
Springsteen and Legend were prominent Biden supporters, and outspoken critics of President Trump, throughout the 2020 presidential race. The “Born in the U.S.A.” singer and Legend, one of the few entertainers with EGOT status, will appear from “iconic locations across the country,” according to organizers.
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are scheduled to deliver remarks during the Tom Hanks-hosted program. Biden’s inaugural committee said Friday that performances at next week’s event will “represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers, and the American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis,” an apparent reference to the coronavirus pandemic.
Springsteen, Legend and the Dave Grohl-fronted band join a list of high-wattage stars for the inaugural event who were announced earlier this week, including Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons.
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