Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z To Play Obama Campaign Stop
Two of the biggest stars in popular music will team up for a big 11th hour rally for President Obama. Brent Colburn, the National Communications Director for the President’s campaign team Obama for America, tweeted that Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z will support the President’s re-election campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Monday.
@barackobama’s last day on the trail? The Boss in WI, OH & IA; Jay-Z in Columbus; Ending with @michelleobama in IA, where it all began
— Brent Colburn (@cbrentcolburn) November 1, 2012
After the Columbus rally, according to the tweet, Springsteen will play again at the president’s final campaign event, in Des Moines, Iowa. No word on whether Jay-Z will perform or just appear and speak to the audience. Springsteen generally performs solo acoustic sets at campaign events, but it’s possible that Springsteen and Jay-Z could team up for a song, as Jay-Z did with Springsteen disciples Pearl Jam back in September at his Made in America festival.
Springsteen, who campaigned heavily for Obama in 2008, has made a few campaign appearances for the President on his current campaign. Jay-Z, meanwhile, shot a promotional video for the Obama campaign, and with Beyonce, hosted a fundraiser that reportedly raised $4 million dollars for the campaign.
— Brian Ives, CBS Local