More than 20 artists, including Dave Matthews Band, the
Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and John Mellencamp announced today the launch of the
Vote for Change Tour, which will kickoff on October 1st and bring
its Vote for Change message to 9 of the 17 key electoral
"The upcoming election provides everyone an opportunity to
change the direction our country is headed and to elect a
government that is just, rational and respectful of the views and
rights of the people it serves. This coalition of artists wants to be a
part of that change," said Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.
Conceived by a loose coalition of musicians four months ago, Vote
for Change is a multi-city, multi-artist tour that will include
approximately 34 shows in 28 cities in 9 states over the course of
Artist lineups include:
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band/R.E.M./John Fogerty/Bright Eyes
• Dixie Chicks/James Taylor
• Pearl Jam/Death Cab for Cutie
• Dave Matthews Band/Ben Harper/Jurassic 5/My Morning Jacket
• Bonnie Raitt/Jackson Browne/ Keb' Mo'/ others TBA
• John Mellencamp/Babyface
These and other artists will be appearing on separate bills on the same night in
select cities around several battleground states. Vote for Change artists hope to
accomplish a single goal through the tour: to get people to the polls on
November 2nd to vote for a change.
The Vote for Change tour came about as part of an informal conversation
among a handful of artists on how they could make a difference in this year's
elections and beyond. This idea has resulted in a first-of-its-kind endeavor where
Vote for Change participating artists will focus their energies on the states where
the elections are expected to be the closest. All Vote for Change artists are
donating their time and talent in support of the tour.
The Vote for Change tour will be presented by MoveOn PAC , with all concert
proceeds benefiting the work of America Coming Together (ACT).
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[Published on: 8/4/04]