The Iowa Caucus is only a few days away and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is bringing in some notable musicians fo a last minute push. Vampire Weekend, Killer Mike, and Foster the People are all set to perform at a rally that is held by Sanders at theUniversity of Iowa Field House this Saturday.
The performance will mark Vampire Weekend’s beginning as a three-piece after the departure of Rostam Batmanglij and their first live performance since August 2014.
According to Ezra Koenig, frontman of Vampire Weekend, the lineup for Saturday will Koenig, drummer Chris Thompson, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, and the University of Iowa Hawkapellas a capella group. He also said that the want to perform a separate show other than the main event.
For Killer Mike, the rally is just the newest in his various public appearances he has made for Sanders. The Run the Jewels MC has been a sort of de facto campaign spokesman. He has interviewed Sanders at his barbershop, introduced him at a rally in Atlanta, and spoke to the media after a Democratic debate.
The rally 2ill begin at 6:30 p.m. local time and is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
On February 5th, Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at a Bernie Sanders fundraiser at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Click here for more info.