Foo Fighters to headline Biden benefit concert: Timings, line-up and all you need to know about the fundraiser
The event comes less than two weeks before America goes to the polls to vote for their next president on November 3
American rock band Foo Fighters is all set to headline the virtual Joe Biden benefit concert to extend their support to the Democratic Party. Talking about the event, the official Twitter account of the band posted, “Music has the power to change the world. So does voting. Join us and many other performers for a concert to support @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris Democrats down the ballot. Sign up here: http://joebiden.com/concert#VoteEarlyDay.”
Music has the power to change the world. So does voting.— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) October 24, 2020
Join us and many other performers for a concert to support @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris and Democrats down the ballot.
Sign up here: https://t.co/icIBoF580w#VoteEarlyDay pic.twitter.com/QJGorHqDfa
The band frontman Dave Grohl, who is known for making upfront and unbiased political comments, had previously declared himself “ashamed” of “massive jerk” President Donald Trump in recent years, as reported by Louder Sound website. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise if he has stepped up to extend his support to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Democrats across America for the fundraising event called ‘I Will Vote.’
When is it happening?
The live stream event will be held on October 25 at 8 pm ET and will also include other renowned artistes in the line-up such as John Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews, Cher and P!nk. The event comes less than two weeks before America goes to the polls to vote for their next president on November 3.
‘I Will Vote’ virtual benefit concert will be hosted by George Lopez and political analyst Ana Navarro.
According to NME, special guests at the event include Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, the party's vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, the cast of ‘Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’, Armie Hammer, Margaret Chao and Amy Schumer. The Louder Sound website reported that admission to the virtual event is via a donation to the Biden campaign, however, only US citizens or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e. green card holders) will be permitted to donate to the Biden Victory Fund benefit.
Who all are performing?
Apart from Foo Fighters, John Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews, Cher and P!nk other artistes namely Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Andra Day, Jermaine Dupri, Ben Platt, Ne-Yo, Aloe Blacc, A$AP Ferg, Sara Bareilles, Macy Gray, Darren Criss and a few others will also perform at the fundraising event.