Le Tigre, Thievery Corp to Rock in D.C. Against Iraq War
On September 24, a slew of musicians and activists will convene in Washington to protest the Iraq War. Thievery Corporation, Le Tigre, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Jello Biafra, the Bouncing Souls, and Wayne Kramer of the MC5 are among those participating in an event being dubbed Operation: Ceasefire. The concert, predicted to be over ten hours long, is just one part of a four day protest event. The event will also include speeches and rallies centered around the Washington Monument. “The idea of this concert struck a chord with me,” said Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, one of the event’s organizers. “As a private citizen…I feel a moral imperative as a human being, who happens to be a musician, to take part in this event.” Jello Biafra, the always outspoken former Dead Kennedys frontman, seconded Hilton’s feelings. “Hijacking 9/11 to invade Iraq is the worst mistake our government has made in my lifetime…The best way to support the troops is to bring them home,” he said.
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