She will perform in Nevada to support the Democrat

Joanna Newsom has announced a free show in support of Barack Obama, to take place next week in Nevada.

The harpist/singer will perform at the Nightingale Concert Hall on the University of Nevada campus in Reno on Monday (October 20), and is open to anyone who holds a Nevada State ID or drivers license.

Tickets for the performance will be made available at 10am at the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Nevada has an early voting programme, which will begin on Saturday and run until October 31, and the show is being staged in order to encourage people to come out and vote.

Newsom joins a long list of musicians who have openly supported Senator Obama in his bid to become President of the United States of America.

Those who have already played in support of the Democrat include Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, Beastie Boys and Franz Ferdinand.

–By our New York staff.

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