Bruce Springsteen will headline Hillary Clinton‘s final campaign rally tonight (November 7) in Philadelphia.
With just one more day to go before the US Presidential election, the Boss will join the Democrat nominee, Barack and Michelle Obama at the Independence Hall. Bon Jovi will also perform at the event.
Springsteen previously staged a pre-Election Day 2012 concert with Jay Z in support of Barack Obama’s re-election in the swing state of Ohio. This will be his first appearance on this campaign trail. SiriusXM will air the concert live on their E Street Radio channel.
Last night (November 6) Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler played a special gig at a US election concert in New York, covering Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA’.
Butler appeared at the Jam The Vote concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. The gig aimed to urge fans to vote in this week’s US Presidential election.
Butler was joined live by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Blind Boys of Alabama. You can watch him performing ‘Born In The USA’ at the 3 hour 15 min mark in the video below.
Other acts to perform included the Roots’ Questlove, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady and Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello.
The Boss has spoken out against Trump in the past, previously calling the Republican candidate “dangerous” and a “flagrant, toxic narcissist”. He discussed the difference between the “facade” Trump presents to the world and the mogul’s true self.
“In Trump’s case, the facade is easy to see through, and what you see is a bundle of anxiety, fragility and insecurity,” he said. “It’s the thinnest possible mask of masculinity. And it wouldn’t fool anybody from the Greatest Generation.”
“It’s such a thin costume that for me it doesn’t hold for a moment,” Springsteen added. “But there have been quite a few people he has attracted along the way, so I suppose the bluster works to a certain degree. He’s really quite an embarrassment if you’re from the USA. It’s simply the most rigid and thinnest veil of masculinity over a mess.”