June 2, 2009 22:05
The Dandy Warhols to perform at benefit for US marijuana legislation reform
David J will also spin tunes at Playboy Mansion event
The Dandy Warhols are set to perform at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 4) in support of reforming US marijuana legislation.
The event will be hosted by actress Fairuza Balk and will also feature a DJ set by David J of Bauhaus and Love And Rockets, as well as a magic show, fire dancing and a live auction to benefit the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), which aims to remove criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people.
When asked why his band decided to take part in the event, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor told NME.COM: "We have a lot of stoners in our ban so to have marijuana still be illegal is ridiculous. As a recreational chemical it's a lot less dangerous than alcohol. There are a lot of countries where it's perfectly legal and they get along better than America. Plus it may be our only chance to go to the Playboy Mansion and hang out," he added.
This year’s event will celebrate the Marijuana Policy Project’s victories in the marijuana policy reform movement. Members of the MPP Advisory Board include actor Jack Black, comedians Bill Maher and Adam Carolla and wrestler/politician Jesse Ventura.
For tickets and further information, visit mpp.org/pb2009.
--By our Los Angeles staff.
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