Macklemore to Headline ACLU Concert
Macklemore will headline the American Civil Liberties Union's upcoming Welcome! concert. Joining the Washington rapper on the bill will be Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Miguel, Skrillex, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Machine Gun Kelly, Mija, Daya, Halsey and Tinashe.
Slated to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 3, the diverse fundraiser show is being put on by DJ and producer Zedd, in response to President Trump's Muslim immigrant ban.
Zedd, born Anton Zaslavski, is a Russian-born immigrant who feels empathy for those affected by Trump's order. "All of us artists have a huge responsibility, whether we want it or not," he told Hollywood Reporter. "I was really surprised how above and beyond people were willing to go to be part of this show."
He added, "This is something very personal and important to me. It felt natural, and it felt like I had to use my voice to say what is on my mind. Whether people agree with it or not is up to them. Everybody should have their own opinion. But this is my opinion."
Ticket prices for the event range from $49.50 to $249.50 and more for VIP packages. And of course, everyone is Welcome!
"It may be metaphorical, but this still speaks for the same cause: Everybody comes together," said Zedd. "No matter who you are, no matter what you do, we are all here together doing this for a good reason."
Proceeds from the show will go to the ACLU.
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