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Bruce Springsteen to Campaign for Obama in Pittsburgh

Rocker supporting re-election effort with October 27th event

Bruce Springsteen performs at an Obama campaign event in Parma, Ohio.
Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images
October 26, 2012 11:45 AM ET

Bruce Springsteen has teamed with President Obama's re-election campaign for a special event tomorrow in Pittsburgh. The rocker will appear at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall at 2 p.m. EST in an effort to bring out "voters across the commonwealth." Tickets are free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at noon today at Obama for America's offices in the Strip District, Oakland and East Liberty.

For more information, visit Bruce Springsteen's website.

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Bruce Springsteen performs at an Obama campaign event in Parma, Ohio.
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