The Strokes will be playing 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 has lived the challenges on the ground in IL-7 and she’s exactly the kind of non-corporate, good-hearted, progressive-minded leader the world needs in these corrupt times,” Julian Casablancas said. “In a system dominated by super-pacs and profit-fueled political machines, Kina is rejecting all that, and choosing to fight for people’s actual needs and desires.”
Kina Collins spoke with Casablancas to discuss their passion for progressive politics and government transformation. The frontman often speaks publicly about his political views, formerly endorsing Bernie Sanders for the 2020 election and performing at his rally in New Hampshire. They also performed in New York City in support of then-mayoral candidate Maya Wiley at Irving Plaza.
Tickets for the concert will be on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 am CST here.
The Strokes will be performing at a bunch of festivals this summer, performing at events such as Boston Calling and Primavera Sound Festival. Additionally, they will be performing at stadiums throughout North America starting in early August.