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UPDATE: Celebrities Join Nationwide “Rock Against the TPP” Concert Tour, Raise Awareness About Toxic Trade Deal

Posted 17:43 EDT on August 11, 2016

For Immediate Release, August 11, 2016
Contact: Evan Greer, press@fightforthefuture.org, (978) 852-6457

Actress Evangeline Lilly, guitarist Tom Morello, hip hop icon Talib Kweli, punk band Anti-Flag, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and Others Participate in Free Concert and Teach-in Series to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Next week, August 19th-20th, as part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, prominent musicians, actors, comedians and celebrities will lead the charge in mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The tour, which is the largest mobilization against the TPP in U.S. history, is comprised of a series of large-scale concerts, teach-ins, and protests, in an effort to educate the public about the unpopular “trade” deal that has been a hot topic in the presidential election.

Lineups at each stop vary, with high-profile participants including Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, hip hop icon Talib Kweli, Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly, Dead Kennedys founder Jello Biafra, comedian Hari Kondabolu, legendary punk band Anti-Flag, Hawaiian guitar hero Makana, Danbert Nobacon of the UK sensation Chumbawamba, Grammy winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia, ANTI records songwriter Jolie Holland, and bilingual rockers Downtown Boys.

See details for upcoming events at the links below:

August 19, Seattle, WA: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org/seattle-wa
August 20 Portland, OR: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org/portland-or
September 9, San Francisco, CA: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org/san-francisco-ca

Organizers will be announcing additional dates soon.

Organized by legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave), his new label, Firebrand Records and digital rights group Fight for the Future, the tour is sponsored by Backbone Campaign, Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America (CWA), CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth, the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, the Teamsters, United Steelworkers.

SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO HERE.

For Interviews with Artists or Organizers, please contact Evan Greer at press@fightforthefuture.org or (978) 852-6457.

Learn more at https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org

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