BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SETS RALLIES FOR PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, MICHIGAN & NYC
Bruce plans a three-state swing for Obama, Saturday through Monday
Tell me people, does it get more American than Bruce Springsteen? He was "Born In The U.S.A.," gave us Nebraska (is there a better look inside the death of the American dream? Nebraska is scary pertinent today), he immortalized Asbury Park, created The River and Darkness on the Edge of Town, and he's one of the greatest performers of rock & roll ever. He's The Boss. And you better believe he earned that name.
Bruce has been sounding the alarm for decades, and during a heated election you just know he's ready to climb atop whatever soap box he can find. In the days ahead Springsteen will be hitting battleground states where he'll pump the message at clubs, streets and theaters as he tries to register voters and get them on team Obama.
On Saturday afternoon, October 4, Bruce Springsteen will perform an acoustic set at a rally on the streets of Philadelphia. With Pennsylvania's voter registration deadline looming on Monday, the event is an effort to both register voters and recruit volunteers.
Craig Schirmer, Pennsylvania State Director of the Obama-Biden campaign: "Senator Obama is a great fan of Bruce Springsteen and is honored to have his support. This will be a great opportunity to gather tens of thousands of our supporters together in one place as we register new voters and bring new volunteers into this campaign for change."
Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th and 22nd Streets
When: Saturday, October 4. Gates open at 2:00, showtime is 3:30
How: For access to the best viewing area, preferred tickets will be distributed to those who sign up to volunteer -- beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Obama-Biden campaign office. General admission tickets can be secured online at pa.barackobama.com/springsteen.
On Sunday, October 5, Springsteen comes to Columbus, OH. He'll be playing an acoustic set at a rally "aimed at encouraging Obama supporters to register and take advantage of Ohio's early voting period."
Where: Ohio State University's Main Oval
When: Sunday, October 5. Doors open at 3:00, showtime is 4:30
How: For access to the best viewing area, preferred tickets will be distributed starting on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For ticket pick-up locations, see the Dayton Daily News.
On Monday, October 6, the final day to register to vote in Michigan, it's on to Ypsilanti to headline a rally at Eastern Michigan University's baseball stadium.
Where: Oestrike Stadium
When: Monday, October 6. Gates open at 3:00, showtime is 4:30
How: A limited supply of tickets will be made available Friday, Oct. 3, at Obama campaign offices as well as all EMU ticket offices. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. EMU students will be able to obtain one ticket by showing a valid EMU ID. Eastern Michigan University will expand its normal ticket office hours Friday to accommodate the expected demand. The expanded hours and locations are as follows: Quirk Hall, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Student Center, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the Convocation Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The general public should use the Convocation Center location for ticket requests.
"Obviously Michigan is an incredibly important state in this election, along with Pennsylvania and Ohio," Brent Colburn, Michigan communications director for the Obama campaign, told the Ann Arbor News. "It's a place where we're trying to do everything we can to make sure everybody's registered to vote."
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This news of the acoustic run comes on the heels of Springsteen's recent announcement to perform as part of the "Change Rocks" benefit on October 16 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, joining Barack Obama and Billy Joel with proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund. Tickets are available at three donation levels, starting at $500 for a balcony seat. For more information, download this PDF, or click here to purchase tickets online.