The Fiery Furnaces have announced that they will turn their upcoming concerts into ‘Pro-Health Care Rallies ‘N Rock Shows’.
The Friedberger siblings are encouraging concert-goers to attend in order to draw attention to what they believe are much-needed reforms in the American health care system.
“Come on down and pick up some information about how you can show your support for, and talk to your neighbors about, this patriotic, eminently capitalist-friendly thing called Health Care Reform!” they wrote on their website.
“Talk to the band about it. Talk to somebody we put on the guest list to talk to you about it. Talk to the guy texting next to you about it. Text your friend or congressperson from the show while you ignore the band about it. In other words, regular old Summertime Fun!”
The Health Care Reform Rally concert dates are:
Richmond, VA The National (August 16)*
Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (17)*
Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater (18)*
Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge (19)
Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (20)*
Birmingham, AL The Bottletree w/White Rabbits (21)*
Tampa, FL Orpheum (22)
Orlando, FL The Social (23)*
Asheville, NC Grey Eagle (25)*
Charlottesville, VA Fry’s Spring Beach Club (26)*
*with White Rabbits
–By our Los Angeles staff.