GREAT NEWS for all you rock 'n roll fans across central Florida! October 8 will be one night to enjoy some really wonderful music, but you'll have to pick your show, and it's all for a cause.
MoveOn PAC, the fundraising arm of the political organisation MoveOn.org, is sponsoring the Vote For Change Tour featuring some of the biggest names in music during the first week of October across several key "swing" states. Friday, October 8 is Florida's night, with shows in six cities at the same time, three along the key I-4 Corridor. The pending schedule, subject to change:
Kissimmee: Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie
Orlando: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, R.E.M., John Fogerty, Bright Eyes
Gainesville: Dave Matthews Band, Jurassic 5, My Morning Jacket
Tampa: Dixie Chicks, James Taylor
Jacksonville: Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Keb' Mo'
Miami: John Mellancamp, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
My son, who is 24, says Gainesville is getting the better show due to Dave Matthews and Jurassic 5. Sounds like Tampa's getting the short shrift. Wouldn't mind seeing Bruce and the boys in O-Town.
All the artists concerned are united in their support of getting Bush out of office ASAP, and it's unusual that Springsteen agrees to do anything of a political nature such as this.