The Strokes played an NYC club show last year to fundraise for Democratic mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, and they'll support another political figure, Democratic candidate for Congress in IL-07 Kina Collins, with an intimate Chicago show. It happens at The Metro on May 30, and it'll be the band's first time playing the venue in 20 years. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 AM CST.
"Kina Collins has lived the challenges on the ground in IL-7 and she’s exactly the kind of non-corporate, good-hearted, progressive-minded leader the world needs in these corrupt times,” Julian Casablancas says. “In a system dominated by super-pacs and profit-fueled political machines, Kina is rejecting all that, and choosing to fight for people's actual needs and desires."