The Strokes Announce In-Person Show In Support of NYC Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley
June 8, 2021
First Fully Vaccinated Show Held At The Newly Revamped Irving Plaza This Saturday, June 12
Less than a month after holding a virtual fundraiser with New York City mayoral candidate, Maya Wiley, to support her campaign, The Strokes and Friends have announced a show at the newly revamped Irving Plaza in New York, NY that will serve as an in-person fundraiser for Maya’s campaign. The performance will be held this Saturday, June 12, with doors opening at 6:30 PM EST and the event beginning at 8:30 PM EST. Irving Plaza is complying with New York State mandates that require all guests to be fully vaccinated for this full-capacity event. All guests must have proof that they have a full COVID-19 vaccination (final dose 14 days before the event). The 18+ concert will also deliver all tickets as mobile tickets, enabling a more contactless entry experience – and tickets will go on sale HERE on Wednesday, June 9 at 12 PM EST.
“Maya Wiley is the most grateful, gracious, and kind-hearted bad-ass I’ve ever witnessed. The more I know her, the more I know that she is absolutely the best choice to be NYC’s next mayor. This feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity to help elevate an incredible person to a position of power where they can protect the public — instead of the usual — managing their exploitation,” said Julian Casablancas, The Strokes’ frontman. “She is the only leading candidate without a PAC, so it’s a privilege to use art to support a non-corporate candidate fighting against difficult odds. She is a benevolent warrior; at City Hall she got the cop who killed Eric Garner fired. We need to elect trustworthy people so when hard decisions need to be made behind closed doors, we know the people of NYC will be protected and in the best hands possible.”
“I cannot even begin to describe my excitement for this concert. I am so thankful to The Strokes for their support for my campaign and my vision for this city and for their commitment to making this event happen safely and successfully,” said Maya Wiley. “This concert — the first full-capacity show in over a year — is proof that New York City is on the road to recovery and I’m thrilled to be kicking off this important and joyful milestone for our city. I’m so thankful to Julian and the band for their commitment to ensuring a better future for our city and cannot wait for Saturday night.”
This show comes 10 days ahead of the June 22 primary election in New York City that could see Maya one step closer to becoming the city’s first female mayor. It is also The Strokes first full capacity performance since their 2021 GRAMMY® Award win for Best Rock Album for 2020’s The New Abnormal, which Entertainment Weekly also called “the last true spark of rock & roll.”