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Earth Wind & Fire

We're PUMPED

to Play at the DNC

9/5/2012 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Earth Wind & Fire has touched down in Charlotte, North Carolina ... and the band tells TMZ they plan to "rock the house" when they perform at the Democratic National Convention this week.

The band is scheduled to play at the DNC right before Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

As the guys arrived to the airport, legendary bassist Verdine White told us, "It's gonna be great ... like always."

The pre-speech concert is gonna be one helluva show ... featuring Mary J. Blige, James Taylor and the Foo Fighters.

No word on which songs EW&F will play ... but the smart money is on "Dancing in September."

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Harlin's Garage    

Tired and pissin me off.......

747 days ago
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Harlin's Garage    

All of this "We are family" songs during another crappy Julia Roberts movie.... Not worth the old Duck's Fart.....

747 days ago
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PT    

Don't tell me they flew commercial!

747 days ago
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Hassenpfeffer    

CNN just announced they got canceled due to venue change.

747 days ago
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Harlin's Garage    

What the hell is that blonde thing doing in the background? Looks like a half inflated blowup doll...

747 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Wasn't their biggest hit "Jungle Boogie"? Oh yeah, that'll go over really well with the same political party that founded the KKK.

747 days ago
7.

DaveT    

Is Obama better than Bush?
Does Obama care about citizens?
Or is Obama a Washington puppet?
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Google: "Obama Fact Sheet Bush, Obama, Same Old Drama! Chronological..."
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Maybe baby, maybe not ;)

747 days ago
8.

Glory Bee    

No talent, washed up idiots. That includes Obama.

747 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

Nice date night! :-) I absolutely, can't wait to enjoy a phenomenal acceptance speech coupled with some real soulful and heartfelt music. This will be the best last 4 years of our wonderful Presidents Campaign. I'm invigorated. Also I am wearing Michelle's nail polish up until the inaugural.

747 days ago
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LCS27    

They're playing for free because Obama said to them if they didn't do it, republicans would put them back in chains.

747 days ago
11.

R    

So what. The RNC had Taylor Hicks. What is going on? Where's the big names?

747 days ago
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systasoulja    

Forget it you washed up racist O'bama is your President to! Ha!! That's right your country is ran by a fine azz black man than I love to life! Go ahead and get Conway Twitty if you want for entertainment at the end and beginning of the day "He's his President to!" Now KKK that you ignorant back road trailer park Bastard! HA

747 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Earth Wind and Fire's 1878 hit Sepentember may be the most overused song in the history of Hollywood, they have literally beat this song to death! When I heard it at the end of the Ben Stiller movie Night at the Museum I said that's it, the song has officially jumped the shark. But then Hollywood hasn't come out with an original idea in 25 years, that's why every other crappy movie that comes out is just a remake of a film done in the 1980's. Only now they charge 12 dollars for the ticket. Footloose, The Karate Kid, give me a break! the originals were better

747 days ago
14.

verlinda    

Love EWF classic group they should sing System of Survival...lol

747 days ago
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Jim     

CNN said over an hour ago that Earth Wind and Fire WILL NOT be playing the DNC now because it was moved inside.

747 days ago
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