Alejandro Escovedo performs at Democratic convention Tuesday
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Alejandro Escovedo performs at Democratic convention Tuesday

Monday, August 25, 2008 – Alejandro Escovedo will perform live from at the Democratic convention Tuesday on the night Sen. Hillary Clinton will speak. Escovedo who is slated to perform People (We're Only Gonna Live So Long) from his recent release "Real Animal" will perform at 7:45 p.m. eastern.

This will mark Escovedo's first performance at the Democratic National Convention. "These are unbalanced times, and great change is needed," Escovedo said. "To be included in this celebration of the dignity and freedom of women and minorities is an honor."

Escovedo will wrap up the week with a performance at the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee on Aug. 30 on the same bill as Bruce Springsteen, followed up by a West Coast tour kicking off in San Diego on Sept. 8.


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