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Foo Fighters’ Rock the Vote Benefit Announces Opening Acts

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Last week we learned that Foo Fighters would be playing a fundraiser for Rock the Vote in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 5. The concert is timed to coincide with the Democratic National Convention that would be taking place in Charlotte at the same time. Now we have learned the other acts that will be on the bill.

Jack Johnson, Motion City Soundtrack and rapper Asher Roth round out the undercard for the event, which will take place not at the actual convention, as the Hollywood Reporter mistakenly claims, but at the Fillmore. The convention is being held at the Time Warner Cable Arena a couple of miles away. Contrary to a report from Spin, the concert is not a fundraiser for President Barack Obama. Rock the Vote is a non-partisan organization.

Johnson will headline his own Rock the Vote fundraiser on Sept. 19 at Penn State University. G. Love and ALO will be the opening acts for that show.

The benefit concert is further proof that frontman Dave Grohl misspoke the other day at the Reading Festival when he told the crowd that they were at the band’s “last show for a long time.” In addition to the fundraiser, Foo Fighters will play festival dates throughout September in Atlanta and Pensacola, Ga., as well as New York City.

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