Bruce Springsteen to Perform at Hillary Clinton Rally in Philadelphia
Bruce Springsteen will join Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama and Jon Bon Jovi at a rally in Philadelphia on Monday, the night before Election Day.
Both Springsteen and Bon Jovi will perform at the Independence Hall event in the crucial swing state. Clinton will also deliver her last speech to the American people before November 8th. RSVP for the event at Clinton’s site. SiriusXM will air the concert live on their E Street Radio channel.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Springsteen said he believes Clinton would make a “very, very good president.”
Springsteen, who staged a pre-Election Day 2012 concert with Jay Z in support of Barack Obama’s reelection in the swing state of Ohio, will be making his first appearance on the campaign trail this year.
Although the rocker hasn’t been as politically active this election, he’s made it clear that he is tremendously opposed to a Donald Trump presidency.
“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic,” Springsteen told Rolling Stone in September of the Republican candidate. “Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you’re pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it’s a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don’t go back in so easy, if they go back in at all.”
Springsteen added, “The ideas he’s moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he’s done – not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate. It would sink your candidacy immediately.”
The rocker admitted that his lack of involvement in this year’s election had more to do with his own feelings about “the limited amount of impact” he would have.
“I haven’t really lost faith in what I consider to be the small amount of impact that somebody in rock music might be able to have,” Springsteen said. “I don’t think people go to musicians for their political points of view. I think your political point of view is circumstances and then how you were nurtured and brought up. But it’s worth giving a shot when it’s the only thing you have.”
Springsteen added that, at the time, he wasn’t sure if he’d been approached by the Clinton campaign, but if he was he “would take it into consideration and see where it goes.”