Bruce Springsteen; Photo Courtesy of Biden Inaugural Committee
Bruce Springsteen; Photo Courtesy of Biden Inaugural Committee

Bruce Springsteen Kicks Off ‘Celebrating America’ Special With Touching Performance

Bruce Springsteen gave a touching performance during Celebrating America on Wednesday (Jan. 20), live from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Good Evening America,” Springsteen said to introduce his stripped-down performance of “Land Of Hope And Dreams.”

You can watch his full performance below.

According to Wikipedia, “‘Land of Hope and Dreams’ is a 1999 song written by Bruce Springsteen and performed by Springsteen and the E Street Band. After being performed on tour and released on multiple live albums, a studio recording was released for the first time on Wrecking Ball in 2012.”

Springsteen is among the artists featured on a 46-song inaugural playlist recently released by President Biden and Vice President Harris, which you can listen to HERE.

Performing from “iconic locations across the country,” Celebrating America also featured performances by Black Pumas, Tim McGraw, Tyler Hubbard, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Ant Clemons, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Demi Lovato and more.

Additionally, the program featured remarks from President Biden and Vice President Harris and “showcased the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild.”

The televised special also featured special guest appearances from Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chef José Andrés, Dolores Huerta and Kim Ng.

Hosted by Tom Hanks, the primetime inaugural celebration special aired on Wednesday, January 20 (live 8:30–10:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Twitch. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).

Prior to the primetime special (Jan. 20), Garth BrooksLady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez performed during Biden/Harris’ swearing-in ceremony earlier in the day.

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