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Oct. 2, 2008
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
ward.mullens@emich.edu 734.487.4400

Bruce Springsteen to appear at EMU in support of Barack Obama


EDITOR’S NOTE: Media credentials are being granted through the Barack Obama organization.

— Classic American singer, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Springsteen will perform a free, acoustic 30-minute concert Monday, Oct. 6, at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium (baseball).  Gates open at 3 p.m.

“The Boss,” as he is endearingly called by his legions of fans, is appearing to support the candidacy of Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for president. The number of tickets available for this event is limited and most tickets are for standing room only.

A limited supply of tickets will be made available Friday, Oct. 3, at Obama campaign offices as well as all EMU ticket offices.  Tickets will be given out on a first- come, first-served basis. EMU students will be able to obtain one ticket by showing a valid EMU ID.

Eastern Michigan University will expand its normal ticket office hours Friday to accommodate the expected demand.  The expanded hours and locations are as follows: Quirk Hall, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Student Center, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the Convocation Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The general public should use the Convocation Center location for ticket requests.

The Obama campaign will be announcing limited ticket distribution information and the speakers list for the event. For more information, go to http://www.barackobama.com/index.php

“I’m delighted to welcome one of America’s greatest musical artists to Eastern Michigan University,” said EMU President Sue Martin.  “Bruce Springsteen is an icon and we are thrilled to host him on campus."

Springsteen is expected to perform a 30-minute musical set during a one-hour rally on behalf of Obama’s candidacy.

“As this concert coincides with the last day to register to vote in the state of Michigan, it’s my hope that the excitement surrounding this event will provide our students the impetus to get themselves registered and prepared to participate in this great democracy of ours,” said Freman Hendrix, EMU’s Chief Government Relations Officer.


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