Sixty thousand people on the South Lawn in a large four-hour collective picnic, other millions of spectators connected through CNN which, according to the New York Post, would have obtained the exclusivity of the direct.
New York – Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson: the elite of rock and pop to celebrate the rebirth of New York after Covid. The three superstars will be the protagonists of the maxi concert wanted by Mayor Bill de Blasio to celebrate the return to almost normalcy after the pandemic. “It will be in August, many details are yet to be defined, but it will be a great time for the city. Something not to be missed, something that will go down in history, “said the mayor who will leave City Hall on January 1, 2022 after an eight-year term of light and shadow.
Sixty thousand people on the South Lawn in a large four-hour collective picnic, other millions of spectators connected through CNN which, according to the New York Post, would have obtained the exclusivity of the direct. Besides Springsteen, Simon and Hudson at least five other iconic music stars will attend the event, including a good percentage of black artists. The date written in pencil on the calendar is Saturday 21 August, but, as de Blasio said, official confirmation is still missing: among the variables not mentioned, there is Covid with its ups and downs that makes any programming.
To organize the event, the mayor called a “great old man” of music, 89-year-old businessman Clive Davis, who had, unsuccessfully, also approached Diana Ross: the legendary diva, who, like Simon, gave a memorable concert in Central Park in 1983, apparently does not intend to go on stage before 2022. Simon, who is a true New Yorker (of Queens), in turn sang twice in New York’s green lung. Springsteen is from New Jersey, but the mayor paid tribute to him: the “Boss” has earned the chevrons of post-pandemic hero rekindling the lights of Broadway last weekend with his show “Springsteen On Broadway” for an audience made up exclusively of vaccinated people. In August in Central Park, according to the “New York Post”, the myth of “Born in the Usa” should perform in a duet with Patti Smith.
“It will be the biggest concert ever”, meanwhile sources close to the mayor have anticipated and the bar of comparison is already very high: Central Park has been the backdrop to many iconic shows, from the “Concert for Central Park” by Simon and Garfunkel to Raising money for the park in 1981 at Ross’s performance on July 21, 1983 under the lightning of a violent storm. And then the greatest ever, when Garth Brooks in 1997 from a stage in the North Meadow filled the park with a million people with a surprise Billy Joel and his “New York State of Mind”.