Zedd's ACLU Benefit Concert to Feature Skrillex, Incubus, Macklemore & More
Many musicians who otherwise kept opinions to themselves have become more politically active since President Donald Trump's election. Zedd became very vocal during the election process. He even threatened to leave the country if Trump was elected, though he has since decided to stay and fight for what he thinks is right while creating music that spread positivity throughout the world.
His latest endeavor puts his money where his mouth is – and yours, too. He's throwing a benefit concert for the ACLU, called Welcome "for obvious reasons," and he just dropped the phase one lineup on Twitter. It's huge, featuring performances from Skrillex, Incubus, Macklemore, Tinashe, Imagine Dragons, Daya, and Halsey. The show is scheduled for Monday, April 3, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and this is is only the beginning. Check his tweets below for more info.
as an immigrant myself I feel the need to stand up for what I believe is right.— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
i didn't wanna sit around and watch so I decided to take action and ask my friends to help me out and come together to put on a concert.— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
the MAIN THOUGHT is to get as many donations to the @ACLU as possible.— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
I asked artists to perform anywhere from 3 songs to 30mins ... some artists will do acoustic sets, some will do unique collaborations.— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
I'm super thankful everyone was down to do this, with less than 24h notice- willing to fly in from wherever they are the day before.— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
we're naming this concert "WELCOME" - for obvious reasons. and here comes the phase 1 lineup:— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
Full details and tickets on sale next Thursday.— Zedd (@Zedd) February 2, 2017
HUGE THANKS to my amazing team and everyone involved for making this a reality in no time!!!