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The Boss rocks against rising global income gap

Published on Jan 27, 2014 6:38 AM
 
Singer Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band during his concert in Cape Town, on Jan 26, 2014. Rising income inequality in the United States (US) and South Africa threatens to tear their societies apart, Springsteen said on Sunday before his first performance in Africa for almost three decades. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

CAPE TOWN (REUTERS) - Rising income inequality in the United States (US) and South Africa threatens to tear their societies apart, rocker Bruce Springsteen said on Sunday before his first performance in Africa for almost three decades.

Riding high on the global charts with his latest album High Hopes, the musician stayed true to his New Jersey working class roots and socially conscious lyrics when answering media questions.

"There is a tremendous problem with income inequality in the States right now and it's been increasing and increasing," Springsteen said a few hours before his opening night performance in South Africa's tourist capital Cape Town.

"Initially it tears society apart and I don't think society can make good when economic differences and economic inequalities are so widespread. It is a real problem in the United States and a big problem here too," he said.

 
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