The Strokes are set to perform at a virtual fundraiser for New York mayoral candidate Maya D. Wiley. In addition, front man Julian Casablancas will speak to Wiley about “her plans to revive the city’s economy.”
Casablancas said in a statement, “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. 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.”
The event will take place on Saturday (May 15th) at 7pm EST.