Zedd Wants to Throw ACLU Benefit Show With Sia, Camila Cabello, Grimes & Macklemore

Nick Walker
Zedd photographed in 2015.

President Donald Trump’s executive order issued on Jan. 27 stunned the world by suspending the United States' refugee program and barring entry from citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days. 

The music and entertainment world did not respond to the news quietly, and a number of those in the spotlight have used their platform to speak out against the ban and raise money for the ACLU, the organization that "defends and preserves the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Zedd is adding his voice to the choir and encouraging other artists to do the same. In a tweet posted on Saturday (Jan. 28), the producer called on Sia, Camila CabelloMacklemore and Grimes to propose a concert to benefit the ACLU.

While the show isn’t official yet, Zedd reiterated that he’s serious about putting the show together. In another tweet, he said “I WILL make it happen.”

This isn’t the first time that Zedd has stood up against injustice and used his voice to make a difference. In 2016, he followed through on his promise to make music for Kesha during her controversy with Dr. Luke and Sony that resulted in their collaboration “True Colors.”

Billboard Dance has reached out to Zedd's camp for additional comment and information.

 


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