Bruce Springsteen to join Obama campaign trail

Rocker will support the President's re-election bid at rallies in Ohio and Iowa

Bruce Springsteen to join Obama campaign trail

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Bruce Springsteen is set to join Barack Obama on the campaign trail this week (October 18).

The rocker will join the President as he campaigns for his re-election at a rally in Parma, Ohio on Thursday, and later on the same day in Ames, Iowa, Rolling Stone reports.

Springsteen had previously claimed that despite supporting Obama at a series of rallies in 2008 and Democratic candidate John Kerry in 2004, he would not be campaigning at this election. In 2004, he joined other rockers including Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie and REM for a series of Vote For Change shows across swing states in support of Kerry.

Springsteen joins a host of artists showing their support for Obama in the forthcoming US election, which will take place on November 6. Beyoncé and Jay Z recently raised $4 million (£2.46 million) for the campaign at a New York fundraiser.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn band The National played a rally for the incumbent President in Iowa and Foo Fighters dedicated their track 'My Hero' to Obama when they played a two-song acoustic set at the Democratic National Convention.

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