Bruce Springsteen headed to the Apollo Theater

ASBURY PARK, NJ - JANUARY 14: Singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen performs during the 2012 Light of Day Concert Series "New Jersey" at the Paramount Theatre on January 14, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Mike Coppola

Bruce Springsteen performs at the Paramount Theatre on Jan. 14, 2012, in Asbury Park, N.J.
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(CBS/AP) Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will play New York's famed Apollo Theater in Harlem on March 9.

Siriux XM's subscribers can win tickets to the event, but if you can't get in, the concert will broadcast live on the satellite radio's Springsteen channel, E Street Radio.

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This marks Springsteen's first time playing the Apollo, a venue which helped propel 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.

Springsteen references Harlem in the songs "Jungleland" and "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?"

The show comes three days after the release of Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" album.

Springsteen's world tour kicks off March 18 in Atlanta. His website lists the current E Street Band members, but there's no mention of a saxophonist to replace the late Clarence Clemons, who died on June 18, 2011.

  • CBS News Staff

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