He was born in the U.S.A., but Bruce Springsteen will be heading to Canada next month to perform at the 2017 Invictus Games’ star-studded Closing Ceremony. The Boss will join Bryan Adams, Bachman & Turner, Kelly Clarkson and French Canadian singer/songwriter Coeur de pirate at the event, which takes place September 30 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
The Invictus Games sporting competition was founded by Prince Harry in 2015 to help soldiers who’ve been wounded in action. This year’s events includes archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, cycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and wheelchair rugby.
“At the Invictus Games, it’s not just about the hurdles that competitors experienced during competition, but about overcoming the obstacles that life has presented them,” says Springsteen in a statement. “The Games are a remarkable opportunity for brothers and sisters in arms to join forces and demonstrate the true strength of their spirit. It is an absolute honor and privilege to perform for them at the Closing Ceremony as a send-off to a week of competition in Toronto.”
Adds Michael Burns, CEO of the Invictus Games’ organizing committee, “Talk about closing the Games with a bang! We couldn’t be more thrilled that the iconic Bruce Springsteen is joining an already outstanding lineup of Closing Ceremony talent.”
The 2017 Invictus Games kick off September 23 with an opening ceremony that will include performances by Sarah McLachlan and Alessia Cara. Tickets for the opening and closing events are available at InvictusGames2017.com.
Bruce’s performance at the Games is his only scheduled concert appearance before his recently announced Springsteen on Broadway residency at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre kicks off October 3.
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