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Bruce Springsteen will perform a concert for Barack Obama on Sunday at the campus of Ohio State University.

Obama will not be present, a campaign spokesman says.

The campaign says that the purpose of the rally will be to promote voter registration and to encourage students to take advantage of early voting in the state.

“Senator Obama is a great fan of Bruce Springsteen and is honored to have his support,” said Aaron Pickrell, the Ohio state director of the Obama-Biden campaign.  “His presence at the rally will provide our campaign with the opportunity to mobilize tens of thousands of our supporters in one place to go out and vote early, as well as to register new voters and sign up new volunteers who will help our campaign for change send Barack Obama to the White House.”

Springsteen will perform with Billy Joel at a fundraiser for the candidate on Oct. 16 in New York.

Also playing benefits for Obama at separate events: Jay-Z.

Springsteen performed for John Kerry in 2004, including an appearance in Madison, Wisconsin, below.