Hank Azaria Reveals Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band

25 May 2024 | 11:16 am | Mary Varvaris

Hank Azaria is best known as the voice behind 'The Simpsons' characters such as Moe, Chief Wiggum, and more.

Hank Azaria, Bruce Springsteen

Hank Azaria, Bruce Springsteen (Supplied, Kane Hibberd)

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Hank Azaria, the actor best known as the voice behind Moe, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, and more on The Simpsons, has started a Bruce Springsteen tribute band.

On Thursday, 1 August, Hank Azaria & The EZ Street Band will make their live debut at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Curious about how well Azaria pulls off a Bruce Springsteen impersonation? Check out a teaser below.

According to a statement seen by Consequence Of Sound, Azaria delivers a show with “unique flair” while accompanied by a band showcasing “top-notch musicianship”. The show itself offers a “setlist packed with Springsteen classics and deep cuts”.

Azaria added that he’s “never worked harder” than he has in perfecting his singing impression of Springsteen. “I can’t think of a better way to spend my time and use my passion for voices than playing these songs for a crowd that loves them and lovingly tribute Bruce while raising money for folks who need it,” he said.

Proceeds from the first Hank Azaria & The EZ Street Band show will go to the Four Through Nine Foundation.

As a singer, Azaria might be more experienced than given credit for, with plenty of singing on The Simpsons and receiving a Tony nomination for his role in the Monty Python Broadway musical Spamalot.

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Last month, Sony Music released a new Bruce Springsteen greatest hits collection, Best Of Bruce Springsteen.

Tracking his incredible five-decade career, from 1973’s Greeting From Asbury Park, NJ, to 2020’s Letter To You, the album delivers the songs fans and indifferent listeners love the most, including Born To Run, Dancing In The Dark, Hungry Heart, Thunder Road, The Ghost Of Tom Joad, The River and many more.

A month before last year’s AFL Grand Final, former AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan revealed that Bruce Springsteen topped his bucket list of artists to perform on the biggest day of the national sport’s calendar.

“We offered him the kitchen sink, and he's not available,” McLachlan told Neil Mitchell on 3AW. “So, we're working back from Bruce Springsteen this year.”

Mitchell, in apparent shock, responded, “Seriously? Did you offer a return or not?”

McLachlan responded, “He certainly sounded out, and they offered him money we couldn't afford, and that still didn't tick the box.”