Bruce Brings Change Home

Springsteen to headline Vote for Change concert in New Jersey

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On October 13th, two days after the official Vote for Change finale in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen will bring the tour to his home state of New Jersey. The tour encourages voter participation, rallying musicians and music fans alike in support of a changing of the guard.

While the tour was conceived for swing states such as Florida and Ohio, New Jersey could use some convincing as well: after a double-digit lead following the Democratic National Convention in July, John Kerry fell into a near tie with president Bush after the Republican National Convention in August. (Kerry did bounce back a few points after the first debate last Thursday.)

The New Jersey concert, to be held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, will feature Change headliners Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jackson Browne, Patti Scialfa and John Fogerty.

After visiting thirty-six swing-state cities, the Vote for Change finale will take place on October 11th at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., featuring performances by Springsteen, Browne, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, John Mellencamp and the Dixie Chicks. The show will be broadcast on the Sundance Channel, intercut with backstage segments filmed by renowned American documentary filmmakers Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker.

Vote for Change remaining tour dates:

Jackson Browne/Bonnie Raitt/Keb' Mo' tour dates:

10/5: Kansas City, MO, Midland Theater
10/6: Des Moines, IA, (John Prine; no Jackson Browne), Civic Center
10/8: Jacksonville, FL, (Sheryl Crow; no Jackson Browne), Moran Theater

Pearl Jam/Death Cab for Cutie tour dates:

10/5: St. Louis, MO, Fox Theater
10/6: Asheville, NC, Civic Center
10/8: Kissimmee, FL, Silver Spurs Arena

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band/R.E.M./Bright Eyes tour dates:

10/5: St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
10/8: Orlando, FL (no Bright Eyes), TD Waterhouse

Dave Matthews Band/Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals/Jurassic 5/My Morning Jacket tour dates:

10/5: Madison, WI, Kohl Center
10/6: Ames, IA, Hilton Coliseum
10/8: Gainesville, FL, (no My Morning Jacket) O'Connell Center

Dixie Chicks/James Taylor tour dates:

10/5: Iowa City, IA, Hancher Auditorium
10/6: St. Louis, MO, Fox Theater
10/8: Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall

John Mellencamp/Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds tour dates:

10/5: Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
10/8: Miami, FL, Jackie Gleason Theater

Finale, featuring Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, the Dixie Chicks and others:

10/11: Washington, DC, MCI Center