'The Boss' Opens for Kerry in Philadelphia

The Vote for Change Tour opened tonight with six simultaneous rock concerts in Philadelphia ..all fundraisers for Kerry. Bruce Springsteen opened one, saying:

"We're here tonight to fight for a government that is open, rational, forward-looking and humane, and we plan to rock the joint while doing so."

Hopefully, Atrios is in attendance and will provide an update.

The concerts are being performed in battleground states over the next ten days. Particpating groups include Springsteen, Dave Matthews, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt and John Mellencamp.

10 days, 11 states, 33 cities. The final show is October 11 in D.C. and will be broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Also appearing will be John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Keb Mo', Kenneth Edmonds and the hip-hop group Jurassic 5.

Here's the remaining lineup: All shows on the tour go to Ohio on Saturday, Michigan on Sunday and Florida on Friday; shows on Tuesday and Wednesday are in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri.

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