Fiona Apple, TV On The Radio & Devendra Banhart Lead Standing Rock Benefit Concert
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:26:57
Fiona Apple, TV on the Radio, and Devendra Banhart will perform on December 18th at a benefit concert at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre. The show will benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose protest have recently helped halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. All proceeds from the concert will go to the official Oceti Sakowin Camp (Seven Council Fires) Fund, Native Children's Survival, the Seeding Sovereignty Project, and GiveLove.
Also performing at the benefit will be Sky Ferreira, Patricia Arquette, Benjamin Booker, Kimya Dawson, Moses Sumney, Holly Miranda, the Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn, Riley Keough, and others. Tickets will be available on the Fonda Theatre website on December 9th.
Despite the recent victory, there are still many issues that still face the community, TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, who helped organize the concert, explained, "The levels of deprivation, unconscionably low life expectancy, infant mortality, and the adolescent suicide rate all point to the continued need for us to stand in support of First Nations people. We need to keep the light shining on this. We won this battle but the war does go on."
Over the past months, several artists have spoken out against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Neil Young penned a letter to President Barack Obama and a protest song that will appear on his forthcoming album Peace Trail, due out December 9th. Meanwhile, Kate Nash penned an open letter that was signed by a variety of artists including Green Day and Radiohead.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff