Dead, Allman Brothers playing Obama concert

Tickets for Pennsylvania show go on sale Friday

NEW YORK -- The Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band have signed for a Barack Obama fundraising concert, to be held Oct. 13 at Bryce-Jordan Center in State College, Pa. Tickets go on sale Friday.

"We're all deeply into this, into Barack Obama and the thought of taking this country back in some shape or form, what's left of it -- it's probably one thing we can all agree on," Dead drummer Mickey Hart told in July. The group reunited in February for a similar Obama fundraiser in San Francisco.

The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change is sponsoring the show and its related voter outreach campaign.