The Strokes to Shill for Bernie Sanders at Upcoming Concert Rally

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020 at 5:06 am by

The Strokes, GovBall 2016

The modern age, indeed. Last Wednesday, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign confirmed that they’re hosting a Get Out the Vote Concert Rally in New Hampshire, and The Strokes will headline.

Yes, really.

The pairing might seem hard to explain (not to mention a PR nightmare, with Sanders pushing 80-years-old), but not to frontman Julian Casablancas.

“We are honored to be associated with such a dedicated, diligent, and trustworthy patriot—and fellow native New Yorker!” said Casablancas in a statement. “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.”

The Strokes recently announced a smattering of shows, but this will be the only east coast opportunity to see them for the time being. At least until their new album drops sometime later this year.

Will Bernie sing along? Will “Last Nite” be played ad nauseam by the Democratic Party from here on out? Only time will tell. The rally is set for February 10 at 7:30pm, at the Whittemore Center Arena (128 Main St, Durham, NH). It’s open to the public; tickets aren’t required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Entrance is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Just remember, a boombox can change the world…

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