NEW YORK, Nov 8, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 08th Nov, 2016 ) - Top musicians from Beyonce to Bruce Springsteen are rallying behind Hillary Clinton in the countdown to Tuesday's election, adding A-list star power to a massive get-out-the-vote operation. While US pop stars have long leaned to the left, the tilt toward Clinton is unprecedented in a modern election, with Republican rival Donald Trump virtually shunned by the music world. Springsteen, one of the biggest concert attractions in the rock universe, will perform at a Clinton rally Monday evening in the must-win state of Pennsylvania.
Jon Bon Jovi, a longtime campaigner for Democratic candidates, will also join the rally in Philadelphia alongside President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. Lady Gaga, in one of her first shows since releasing her latest album "Joanne," will then join Clinton and Bon Jovi at a midnight stop in North Carolina. Such celebrity entertainers invariably ensure large crowds at a point in the campaign where weak turnout would be optically disastrous.
But even more importantly, big-name performances allow campaigns to collect contact details for sympathetic voters -- crucial in the polarized country where elections increasingly are won by mobilizing turnout rather than persuading the undecided. When rap mogul Jay Z announced a November 4 concert for Clinton in Ohio, her campaign had 10 days to ask fans to sign up for tickets through the candidate's website. Jay Z came out in Cleveland with his wife, pop superstar Beyonce, as well as three other major Names in hip-hop -- J.
Cole, Chance the Rapper and Big Sean. Jay Z -- who with Beyonce had strongly supported Obama, the first African American president -- alluded to Clinton's historic role as potentially the first woman to lead the United States. "Our soul is colorless and I want to grow up in a world where my daughter has no limitations," Jay Z said. Without referring to Trump by name, Jay Z said the real estate tycoon was "not an evolved soul" and had weakened the United States through divisive remarks.