The Democratic primaries and caucuses are nicely underway, and the candidates aren’t enjoying round when it comes to their political rallies.
In hopes of elevating assist and consciousness, quite a few the presidential hopefuls for the 2020 election have been calling on some big-name musicians to carry out at their rallies, together with The Strokes, TLC, Jack White and extra.
See beneath for a roundup of your favourite musicians performing and supporting at political rallies.
Portugal. The Man
The rock group is basically feeling the Bern. Portugal. The Man formally endorsed Bernie Sanders earlier than performing “Feel It Still” at his rally in Ames, Iowa, forward of the disastrous first caucus. A month later, they joined the candidate once more in Tacoma, Wash., to carry out “Live in the Moment” and “Feel It Still.”
The rocker shouted out his candidate of selection, Bernie Sanders, at a rally in his hometown of Detroit again in October. Jack White admitted at the occasion that he had “by no means accomplished a political rally earlier than” and was not notably affiliated however believes that “Bernie Sanders is telling the fact, and I actually do belief him.”
He carried out quite a few White Stripes songs and a model of Bob Dylan’s’ “License to Kill,” altering considered one of the strains to “Who’s gonna take away Trump’s license to kill?”
The group did not need no scrub as president, in order that they carried out at Tom Steyer’s “Battle Ready” rally in Las Vegas forward of the Nevada caucus. TLC was the environmentalist’s first main headliner at considered one of his rallies.
Happy birthday to me, right here’s “No Scrubs” pic.twitter.com/mRWBLLu0Ds
— Ben Pu (@BenPu_nbc) February 22, 2020
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo
The Weezer frontman took the stage at Andrew Yang’s Yangapalooza rally at the Brenton Skating Park in Des Moines, Iowa, in November.
— Gage Miskimen (@GageMiskimen) November 1, 2019
The Strokes carried out “Hard to Explain,” “You Only Live Once” and “Someday” at Sanders’ New Hampshire rally (with frontman Julian Casablancas decked out in a cartoonish swimsuit). They additionally introduced onstage that they will be releasing a brand new album on April 10.
Vampire Weekend & Bon Iver
Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver teamed up to play at the Bernie Caucus Concerts in Iowa. Bon Iver took the stage at the Horizon Events Center on Jan. 31, adopted by a VW acoustic set the subsequent day at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Most notably, Vampire Weekend known as the candidate up onstage to sing “This Land Is Your Land” collectively.
The This Is Us star appeared at an Iowa State University city corridor in January, the place she formally endorsed Pete Buttigieg. Though she did not carry out at the occasion, Moore took to Instagram to commemorate the day. “I don’t normally become involved in politics, however @pete.buttigieg is simply so darn good and provoking—he’s the particular person America wants as president proper now,” she wrote.
Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover, additionally recognized by his rapper alter ego Childish Gambino, and Andrew Yang teamed up to host a Los Angeles occasion in December, and it was quickly introduced that the star was an official artistic advisor for the now-shuttered Yang marketing campaign. The rally featured merch designed by Glover’s workforce, together with sweatshirts, hats and posters.
Ben Harper confirmed his assist for Pete Buttigieg as the musical visitor at the Iowa Democrats’ Liberty and Justice Celebration in November. He carried out “With My Own Two Hands,” “Call It What It Is” and “People Lead,” the final of which he tweaked the lyrics to sing “When Pete takes the lead.”
Public Enemy is ready to carry out at Sanders’ Los Angeles rally on March 1, forward of the Super Tuesday primaries. The occasion will happen at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with doorways opening at three p.m. See particulars right here.
Béla Fleck will take the stage at two of Sanders’ Massachusetts rallies, on Feb. 28 and 29 in Springfield and Boston, respectively. The Springfield occasion will happen at the MassMutual Center Exhibition, with doorways opening at 6 p.m. ET; see particulars right here. The Boston occasion will take over Boston Common the subsequent day with doorways opening at 10 a.m. ET; see particulars right here.