SOUNDSTRIKE ARTISTS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, CONOR OBERST AND THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE REGARDING BENEFIT CONCERT TO SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING ARIZONA ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW SB 1070
LOS ANGELES, CA - Rage Against the Machine will play their first concert in Los Angeles in 10 years at the Hollywood Palladium Friday with all proceeds going to benefit Arizona organizations fighting SB 1070. Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band will also perform.
Benefit concert performers will be joined by long time civil and immigrant rights activists Tom Seanz, President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW), Arizona grass roots leader Sal Reza of Puente, and other community leaders. This will be the Soundstrike’s first official press conference.
The SoundStrike artist boycott of Arizona has gained international attention and support. Hundreds of artists have committed to exercise their conscious and their collective power to both reverse the punitive, discriminatory and misguided Arizona law as well as to help lead a more productive national debate on diversity and unity.
“SB 1070 if enacted would legalize racial profiling in Arizona,” said Zack de la Rocha, Soundstrike participant and Rage vocalist. “This law runs counter to music’s essential purpose, which is to unite people and not divide them. We want to thank the artists of conscious that have joined the Soundstrike throughout the world who use their role as artists to stand for civil and human rights.”
About The SoundStrike
The mission of The Sound Strike is a call for Artist’s to Boycott Arizona due to the passage the Sb1070 law. For more information please visit our website www.thesoundstrike.net.
ARTISTS THAT HAVE JOINED THE SOUND STRIKE
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE • NINE INCH NAILS • KANYE WEST • CALLE 13 • CHRIS ROCK • MAROON 5 • GOGOL BORDELLO • MY MORNING JACKET • BEN HARPER • RY COODER • PITBULL • STEVE EARLE • BILLY BRAGG • MIA • SWEET HONEY AND THE ROCK • ANTI-FLAG • THROWING MUSES • STATE RADIO •AZTLAN UNDERGROUND • DJ SPOOKY...AND HAVE JOINED • CYPRESS HILL • JUANES • CONOR OBERST • LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE • CAFE TACVBA • MICHAEL MOORE • JOE SATRIANI • SERJ TANKIAN • RISE AGAINST • OZOMATLI • SABERTOOTH TIGER • MASSIVE ATTACK • ONE DAY AS A LION • STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB • SPANK ROCK • SONIC YOUTH • TENACIOUS D • THE COUP