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VOTE FOR CHANGE TOUR

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Oct. 5 concert in St. Paul features Springsteen, R.E.M.
Associated Press

In an unprecedented series of concerts in nine swing states, more than 20 musical acts will perform fund-raising concerts one month before the Nov. 2 election in an effort to unseat President Bush.

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band, R.E.M., John Fogerty and Bright Eyes are scheduled to appear Oct. 5 in St. Paul, according to the MoveOn Pac Web site at moveonpac.org.

"We're trying to put forward a group of progressive ideals and change the administration in the White House," Springsteen told The Associated Press in the most overtly political statements of his 30-year career. "That's the success or failure, very clear cut and very simple."

The artists of different generations and genres will tour under the name "Vote For Change," with shows Oct. 1-8. But the money generated will go to America Coming Together, which promises on its Web site to "derail the right-wing Republican agenda by defeating George W. Bush."

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