Having already announced an Oct. 16 benefit for Barack Obama's presidential campaign with Billy Joel in New York, Bruce Springsteen is taking his activism to the next level.

Having already announced an Oct. 16 benefit for Barack Obama's presidential campaign with Billy Joel in New York, Bruce Springsteen is taking his activism to the next level.

The artist will play acoustic sets at three Obama/voter registration rallies in the coming days as the Oct. 6 deadline for voter registration looms. First up is an open-air rally Oct. 4 in Philadelphia, followed by a show the next day on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, Ohio.

On Monday, Springsteen will visit Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. For ticket information, visit Obama's Web site or Backstreets.com.

In related news, the Boss and wife/bandmate Patti Scialfa have signed on to perform Nov. 5 at New York's Town Hall as part of the Stand Up for Heroes benefit. Proceeds from the event, which is part of the New York Comedy Festival, will be donated to the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, which aids wounded soldiers transitioning to civilian life.