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Three Akron Legends Perform Together for the First Time

(EMAILWIRE.COM, October 17, 2008 ) Akron, Ohio - The three music sensations that made Akron, Ohio, famous join together for the first time in the important battleground state. In the middle of an arts revitalization movement, Akron plays host to the music legends who are coming home to show their support for presidential candidate Barack Obama. After 30 years away from Ohio, DEVO organized this effort.

Who: Chrissie Hynde, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer joins fellow Akronites and music legends DEVO and The Black Keys

What: A concert to show support for Barack Obama and the Summit County Democratic Party. The concert will feature DEVO, The Black Keys and new addition Chrissie Hynde

When: Friday, October 17, at 8 p.m.

Where: The newly renovated historic, atmospheric Akron Civic Theatre, 182 South Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

Why: To raise awareness and support for the candidacy of Barack Obama and Democratic candidates in Summit County

Tickets are selling quickly. A limited number of tickets are still available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office by calling 330.253.2488 or visiting, and through Ticketmaster by calling 330.945.9400 or 216.241.5555 or visiting Reserved seats are available for $25, $35 and $50. A limited number of V.I.P. tickets, which include a post-show reception with band members, are available for $150. All proceeds will benefit the Summit County Democratic Party.


For a press pass, please contact Katie Greenwald 1.888.376.7601, 330.285.8036 or

Wayne M. Jones
Summit County Democratic Party Chair

Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc.
Katie Greenwald


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