Christie Wants Springsteen To Play At Atlantic City Casino On Labor Day Weekend

March 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Christie Wants Springsteen To Play At Atlantic City Casino On Labor Day Weekend
" ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called on The Boss to help Atlantic City by performing at the new Revel casino on Labor Day weekend.

The governor, who says he has seen Bruce Springsteen play live 126 times, made the plea Tuesday during a tour of the new casino, which is slated to open Monday. The facility would not have been finished without state tax incentives.

In response to a reporter’s question about the darker lyrics and tone of Springsteen’s new album “Wrecking Ball,” which deals with how hard times are hurting average people, Christie said the material was written some months ago and before things in the Garden State started to get better.

Christie then made an appeal to Springsteen to play Revel at the end of the summer.

“I would make a direct plea to Bruce: He missed out on the opportunity to open this place,” Christie said "

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