The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria To Set Up Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band


The Simpsons’ star Hank Azaria is to start his own Bruce Springsteen tribute band.

Actor and comedian Azaria who is known for voicing Simpsons characters Apu, Moe, and Chief Wiggum, will lead his own band, named Hank Azaria & The EZ Street Band.

The band will perform their first show at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge on August 1.

All profits from this show will go towards the Four Through Nine Foundation, which are a social justice charity. You can also get tickets for this show here.

Ahead of this show, the band have promised to play a “setlist packed with Springsteen classics and deep cuts, delivered with Azaria’s unique flair and the band’s top-notch musicianship”. 

Azaria Excited To “lovingly tribute Bruce”

Looking ahead to this show, Hank Azaria has said that he has left no stone unturned in preparing to sing a “vocal impression of Bruce”. 

“I’ve never worked harder preparing for any role than I did in perfecting a singing vocal impression of Bruce. 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 said.

Back in 2021, Hank Azaria apologised for participating in “structural racism” by voicing Indian shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the show. More on this here.

Back to more recent times, Simpsons’ show runner Matt Selman has dismissed the idea that the show predicted the recent downfall of US rapper Diddy.

More on this story from Nova here.