The Strokes Announce Get Out The Vote Concert Supporting Bernie Sanders

Kii Arens

The Strokes Announce Get Out The Vote Concert Supporting Bernie Sanders

Kii Arens

The Strokes will play a Get Out The Vote rally next month in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president. It’s going down at 7:30PM on 2/10 at Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire, the night before the state’s Democratic primary. Sanders will address supporters at the event. Admission is free, but an RSVP is encouraged. A VIP section will be reserved “for super volunteers including those who have knocked over 250 doors in New Hampshire.” This follows news of Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend concerts in Iowa this weekend supporting the Vermont senator ahead of the Iowa Caucus.

In a press release, Strokes singer Julian Casablancas writes, “We are honored to be associated with such a dedicated, diligent, & trustworthy patriot—and fellow native New Yorker! As the only truly non-corporate candidate, Bernie Sanders represents our only chance to overthrow corporate power and help return America to democracy. This is why we support him.”

Casablancas has long been interested in politics. He spoke about our dysfunctional democracy in our 2014 interview and has remained on the government corruption beat ever since, even claiming he is much more interested in politics than music: “We’re essentially at war, a modern war against a calculator.”

The Strokes announced a trio of March shows on the West Coast earlier this week. At their New Year’s Eve concert in Brooklyn, they confirmed a new album is coming this year, their first since 2013’s Comedown Machine.

TOUR DATES:
02/10 Durham, NH @ Whittemore Center Arena (Bernie Sanders rally)
03/05 Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
03/09 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater*
03/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum*†

*with Alvvays
† King Princess

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