My Morning Jacket man, Devo to play Obama benefits

Rockers support US presidential hopeful

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and DEVO have announced that they will play benefits this month in support of US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

James is set to give two acoustic performances to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. The first will take place tomorrow (October 8) at Schubas in Chicago. The second is set for October 16 at the Water Tower in Louisville, Kentucky.

The following day (October 17), DEVO will perform in their hometown of Akron, Ohio at the Civic Theatre.


The band posted the following statement in support of Obama on their website: “At a time when the country is facing an economic crisis of historic proportions and soldiers are returning from service to bleak job prospects, DEVO is converging on Akron to channel their energies with a concert called ‘Duty Now for the Future‘.

“All proceeds will benefit the Summit County Democratic Party in their efforts to create a future filled with hope and responsibility by electing Barack Obama as President of the United States.”

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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