The Strokes to Play First-Ever Acoustic Set Over Zoom This Weekend

The show is in support of New York Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley.

The Strokes will be playing their first ever acoustic show this Saturday. The show is a virtual fundraiser in support of New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. After the New Abnormal rockers put their instruments down, lead singer Julian Casablancas will chat in person with Wiley about “her plans to revive the city’s economy.”

“I’ve been a fan of Maya’s for a long time. I wanted to reach out to her even before she announced her campaign. When she announced she was running for mayor, I was so excited that someone so smart, solid and caring was running for any office, let alone to lead the city we’re all from and we all love and care so much about,” said Julian Casablancas in a press statement. “Maya’s lifelong commitment to racial and social justice is so inspiring to all of us and we couldn’t be more excited to be doing this with her this weekend.”

This virtual concert precedes NYC’s primary election June 22 by a little over a month. You can watch the band and the mayoral candidate announce the show below, and buy tickets for the Zoom show, which will take place this Saturday, May 15 at 6 p.m. EST, here.


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