You read that headline correctly. As a part of the upcoming Democratic Party rally at Fountain Square right here in Cincinnati, hometown heroes The National will be playing a set and so will Dayton legends, The Breeders.
The free show should have the square crawling with people so don’t miss out on this one, should be a great show and great for Cincinnati!
***Update! The show is today, and here are a few new things to bring to your attention. First up, please acknowledge the hard work being put in by local design outfit Lightborne Studios, they are playing a major role in making the event happen today.
Next, our very own Dave Tobias did a great interview with Matt Berninger of The National, check it out here.
And finally, for some more words from Matt, listen to WOXY.com today at 11am for an interview!
Here is the official word from The National…
You are invited to join The National and their fellow Ohioans The Breeders at a rally in support of Barack Obama and Joe Biden to be held on October 16th at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio (Located at the corner of Fifth & Vine Streets, downtown).
The rally will be held from 5-8 pm and will feature performances by The National & The Breeders and speeches to inspire Hope and incite Change. The show will be free to all. Ohio residents can vote early beginning on September 30th, so we’ve lined up charter buses to take registered Hamilton County voters to the polls on the night of the event.
For more information visit vote-ohio.net.
The National are incredibly excited and honored to have the opportunity to support Barack Obama’s inspiring candidacy for President. Bush and his cronies have wrecked this country at home and abroad. With an economy in freefall and a public education system that is collapsing, we are pouring billions of dollars every month into Iraq to fight an unwinnable war based on false pretenses. Millions of American citizens can’t afford health insurance and unemployment is soaring across the country, yet the Republican Party continues to preserve unfair tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and promote a byzantine social agenda to kowtow to an out-of-touch right-wing voter base. John McCain and Sarah Palin promise to carry the torch for Bush and push America ever further into the Dark Ages.
We desperately need change and more intelligent, pro-social leadership in this country and Barack Obama is absolutely the right man for the job. We sincerely hope Ohioans of all stripes will join us to help make a difference.