The Strokes to Play Benefit Show in Chicago
The Strokes will host a fundraiser in Chicago on May 30 in support of Democratic congressional candidate Kina Collins. The show will take place at the Metro, which will be the band’s first appearance at the venue in 20 years.
“Kina Collins lived through the challenges on the ground in IL-7 and she is exactly the kind of non-corporate, kind-hearted, progressive-minded leader the world needs in these corrupt times,” said Julian Casablancas. . “In a system dominated by super-pacs and profit-fueled political machines, Kina rejects all of that and chooses to fight for the real needs and wants of the people.”
Kina Collins sat down with Casablancas to discuss their passion for progressive politics and government transformation. The leader often speaks publicly about his political views, previously supporting Bernie Sanders for the 2020 election and performing at his rally in New Hampshire. They also performed in New York in support of then-mayoral candidate Maya Wiley at Irving Plaza.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. CST here.
The Strokes will perform at many festivals this summer, at events such as Boston Calling and Primavera Sound Festival. Additionally, they will perform in stadiums across North America beginning in early August.