Emmy Award-winning actor and voice artist Hank Azaria has detailed his new Bruce Springsteen tribute project, Hank Azaria & The EZ Street Band. The freshly forged ensemble will put on their initial concert at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge on August 1, 2024, where the bandleader will apply his distinct ability to meld his tone and vocal texture in order to eliminate The Boss’ capacity as a live performer. 

Before the launch of Azaria’s current musical endeavor, he peppered his resume with notable roles in television and film, including extensive vocal work in the animated classic The Simpsons, dating back to 1989. The actor also took on roles in popular movies such as The Birdcage, taking on a fan-favorite character, Guatemalan housekeeper Agador Spartacus, and Whit in David Schwimmer’s directorial debut, 2007’s Run Fatboy Run. 

“I’ve never worked harder preparing for any role than I did in perfecting a singing vocal impression of Bruce,” said Azaria via a press release, which went on to allude to the performance as “packed with Springsteen classics and deep cuts, delivered with Azaria’s unique flair and the band’s top-notch musicianship.”

The August 1st concert will provide all net proceeds to the Four Through Nine Foundation,  founded by Azaria and committed to social justice, education and recovery causes. “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,” Azaria concluded. 

Tickets for Hank Azaria & The EZ Street Band’s August 1, 2024 concert at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge go on sale Thursday, May 23, 2024, at noon E.T.