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Arcade Fire and Superchunk playing Obama Early Vote Rallies in Greensboro, NC and Carrboro, NC on May 1 & 2

Obama Campaign Announces “Change Rocks” One-Stop Early Voting Concerts

Senator Barack Obama’s campaign today announced two concerts to headline the campaign’s One-Stop Early Voting drive. Featuring Arcade Fire and Superchunk, the “Change Rocks” concerts in Carrboro and Greensboro will highlight the campaign’s effort to encourage One-Stop Early Voting at college campuses and other locations across the state.

Tickets can be picked up in Forsythe, Guilford, Randolph, Alamance, Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties during early voting hours starting Thursday April 24. A list of locations is below.

“This is a defining moment for this country,” said Win Butler of Arcade Fire. “We want to encourage people to get up, get out, and go vote.”

“People are incredibly excited about this election and this primary,” said Mac McCaughan of Superchunk. “Our music is a unique way to get people involved and participating.”

Arcade Fire is a high-profile independent band in North America. Their first album, Funeral, and the single “Cold Wind” were nominated for Grammys in the best Alternative Rock Album and Best Song Written for Television, Film, or Other Media categories respectively. Their second album, Neon Bible, also was nominated for the Best Alternative Rock Album Grammy. The group recently came off a worldwide tour.

The band Superchunk was formed in 1989 in Chapel Hill. As one of the most popular independent bands in the country, they have played at concerts and festivals around the world. They have released more than eight albums, written a film score, and headlined benefit concerts.

The Obama campaign is making a statewide push to encourage voters to take advantage of the state’s first-ever One Stop Early Voting process, which allows voters who are not registered or who have never voted before to register and vote at the same place, on the same day, all at once. Last week, the campaign announced 1-888-NC EARLY, a hotline that easily gives voters information on their early voting locations. This weekend, voters across North Carolina held more than 100 canvasses to take Senator Obama’s message to voters and encourage them to vote early.

CHANGE ROCKS

Early Vote Concerts with Arcade Fire and Superchunk

THURSDAY, MAY 1

Greensboro Coliseum Complex Pavilion Parking Lot
(Rain site: Pavilion)
1921 W Lee Street
Greensboro, NC
Gates open: 1:00 pm
For more information, call 336-332-0028 or visit www.nc.barackobama.com
Tickets are required. Tickets are free, but only one ticket may be picked up person. Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. The show is for all ages.

FRIDAY, MAY 2

Carrboro Town Commons
301 W. Main Street
Carrboro, NC
Gates open: 1:00 pm
For more information, call 919-929-3460 or visit www.nc.barackobama.com

* Parking is very limited, so walking, biking, taking public transit or car-pooling to the show are encouraged.
Tickets are required. Tickets are free, but only one ticket may be picked up person. Space is limited and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. The show is for all ages.

Ticket Pick-up Information:

Tickets can be picked up in Forsythe, Guilford, Randolph, Almanace, Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties at the following locations during early voting hours starting Thursday April 24:

For May 1 show Greensboro:

Obama for America Office
8 West 3rd Street
Winston-Salem, NC 28401
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Greensboro Coliseum
Northside of Pavilion Parking Lot
1921 W. Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
Hours: M-F: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Obama table outside Shaw Building

158 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Obama table outside Board of Elections office
505 E. Green Drive
High Point, NC 27260
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Obama table outside Courthouse
301 W. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For May 2 show in Carrboro:

Obama table outside UNC-Chapel Hill Planetarium
250 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Balloons and Tunes
208 W. Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday April 26th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Morning Times Café
10 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m
Saturday April 26th: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Obama table outside of the Old Durham Ball Park
Corporation and Morris
Durham, NC
Hours: M-Sat: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m

***Additional ticketing locations will be announced on nc.barackobama.com***