N.J. university to hold ‘Conversation with Bruce Springsteen’

This month, Bruce Springsteen will return home to New Jersey for a little bit of conversation.

The beloved rocker will appear at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, for “A Conversation with Bruce Springsteen.” Billed as “an intimate conversation on his career,” the Springsteen event will be moderated by the Grammy Museum’s Robert Santelli.

Tickets for the speaking engagement run $75, and will be available online starting Wednesday, Jan. 4. Passes are limited to two per household, and will be available for pick up once doors to the event open. No tickets will be sold via phone or box office.

This will not be Monmouth’s first Springsteen-related event. The school, a Grammy Museum affiliate, currently is home to the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection, a wide selection of Springsteen artifacts housed at Monmouth since 2011. It is composed of about 35,000 items, ranging from books and promotional materials to concert merchandise.

The school is also located in Long Branch’s West End section, where Springsteen wrote a majority of 1975’s Born to Run. Springsteen’s birthplace, Monmouth Medical Center, is about two miles away.

Springsteen appeared at the Free Library of Philadelphia in September for a meet-and-greet with fans, where he signed an absence note for a Masterman School fifth grader. He also performed at a Philly rally for Hillary Clinton in November, and broke his record for longest U.S. show at Citizens Bank Park prior to the Free Library appearance.

Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run, was released in late September.