Red Hot Chili Peppers performing at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on Jan. 10, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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By Daniel White
January 27, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders got some support Wednesday from high-profile rockers: both Vampire Weekend and Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that they’ll be playing in support of the Vermont senator.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced on Twitter Wednesday that the band would play a “Feel the Bern” benefit concert in their hometown Los Angeles. RHCP bassist Flea wrote in an Instagram post that the band offered to pay for the venue, but Sanders refused.

The New York City-based Vampire Weekend will head to Iowa this weekend, minus founding member Rostam Batamanglij, also to play in support of Sanders. This will be the group’s first live concert since August 2014. Frontman Ezra Koenig confirmed the date on Twitter Wednesday and offered the show’s final roster, which will include Dirty Projectors’ lead singer Dave Longstreth.

Joining Vampire Weekend at the University of Iowa Field House is Killer Mike, the Atlanta-native and rapper who filmed a YouTube series interviewing Sanders, and indie band Foster the People.

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