See Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi perform at COVID-19 benefit show

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Springsteen sang “Land of Hope and Dreams” and “Jersey Girl” with his wife, Patti Scialfa, while Bon Jovi delivered a solo version of his band’s classic track “Livin ‘on a Prayer”.

Funds raised by the show will go to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

You can watch their performances below.

“We are here tonight dedicated to our healthcare workers and those who have lost loved ones, and those who are suffering and dying from this terrible disease in our beloved state,” Springsteen said prior to his performance. Presenters Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert noted that New Jersey is the second worst affected in the United States, having suffered more than 5,000 deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I was put in charge of putting on a show,” Bon Jovi told Apple Music beforehand. “The first obvious and easiest phone call was to the King of New Jersey, and he said yes. So once Bruce was on…. Bruce signed up quickly, then we had Tony Bennett, which blows my mind. … We must all do our part. And whether it’s just staying home or socializing, that’s an equally important role to play. “

The singer noted that the “governor is a local. He lives near my house here in Jersey. And his wife came to me and said,” We have to do something specific for New Jersey because this is ‘is the second hardest-hit state in the nation.’ A lot of small businesses and workers are wondering where that next paycheck is coming from because they’ve been on leave or fired and they don’t know when they’ll be back to work.

Bon Jovi reiterated his explanation for canceling his band’s upcoming tour so fans could get the refunds they might need. “In these uncertain times, we just wanted people to know that they were there for us for these three decades and more,” he said. “We are there for them. We will be back when it is good to be back. … This is not a postponement. I don’t want you hanging on to a piece of paper when you have a credit card bill on your kitchen table.

Watch Bruce Springsteen perform “Land of Hope and Dreams” and “Jersey Girl”

Watch Jon Bon Jovi play ‘Livin’ on a Prayer ‘


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