After struggling to find artists willing to play his inauguration, the Trump administration has finally found a well known Bruce Springsteen cover band, the B Street Band, to perform on January 20.
It’s no secret that President-elect Donald Trump has had an extremely difficult time finding artists that will be willing to perform at his inauguration but according to Consequence of Sound, he’s found a group willing to participate. The B Street band is a Bruce Springsteen cover band, or rather “America’s number one Bruce Springsteen cover band.” Sure, they’re no Elton John or Kanye West — both of which declined to participate in Trump’s inauguration, but it’s still an improvement upon a sparse list of acts that have signed on.
In 2009 Bruce Springsteen himself appeared during President Obama’s inauguration. The odds of “The Boss” appearing at Trump’s inauguration are pretty low, considering that Springsteen once referred to the president-elect as a “flagrant, toxic, narcissist.” Trump named Chris Christie as honorary chair of the ball, and if you know anything about New Jersey you’d know that the New Jersey governor is a Bruce Springsteen super-fan.
According to BR Donald Trump’s inaugural committee chief, Tom Barrack, insisted that Trump isn’t concerned about all of the a-list celebrities that are not interested in participating in Tuesday’s inauguration. Perhaps to lower any bars Trump supporters might have raised about just who might show up for the show.
‘We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect. So what we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place. It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation.’
Barrack’s statement is a testament to just how far Trump administration members will go to ensure that no one dare insult Trump’s inability to pull in big names, something Barack Obama has never had a problem with.
U.S. citizens and those watching around the world need not worry. Trump’s inauguration, featuring a Bruce Springsteen cover band, may not have any top artists but it will the “soft sensuality” of the B Street Band.
You can view the B Street Band performing in the video below: