Tycho, tUnE-yArDs, Dan Deacon Lead Oakland United Benefit Concert

Lauren Crew


Tycho, tUnE-yArDs, Dan Deacon and Primus are just some of the acts lined-up for a benefit concert in support of the Oakland Fire Relief Fund. 

"Oakland United" will take place Dec. 14 at Oakland’s Fox Theater featuring a bill comprised mostly of Bay Area-acts, from Boots Riley (The Coup), Christopher Willits, Gabe Meline (KQED), Geographer, Hieroglyphics, Jay Som, Rogue Wave, Sam Lefebvre (East Bay Express), Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique) and Thao Nguyen and more.

The benefit gig, described as an “evening of remembrance and community," is spearheaded by local promoters Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, along with Paradigm Agency’s Oakland office. The night is hosted by Josette Melchor of the Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, which started a fund in the wake of the devastating fire at a dance party in an Oakland warehouse which took the lives of 36 people. Gray Area has collected more than $500,000 since the tragedy.

“It is unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to shed light on a broader situation around the need for safe venues for artists, musicians, and creatives in the Bay Area,” comments Melchor, executive director and founder of Gray Area. “We will continue to increase this goal as support comes in. We want this funding to stay in the community that was impacted.”

All proceeds raised from the night will go directly to the relief fund, say reps for the Fox Theater. Tickets are priced at $49.50 (GA) or $35 (reserved balcony) and go on sale from noon Friday (Dec. 9) at Ticketmaster.

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