Nationwide “Rock Against the TPP” celebrity concert tour comes to San Francisco to protest Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Posted August 30, 2016 at 1:34 PM

For Immediate Release, August 29, 2016
Contact: Evan Greer,, (978) 852-6457

Hip hop icons Dead Prez, actress Evangeline Lilly, punk legend Jello Biafra, Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, and others to play free concert at Regency Ballroom on Friday, September 9th to protest anti-democratic TPP deal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA––On Friday, September 9th, as part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, prominent musicians will lead the charge in mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the unpopular and anti-democratic deal that has been a contentious issue in the 2016 election. The tour, which is the largest mobilization against the TPP in U.S. history, comes to Regency Ballroom from 6pm – 11pm for a FREE event featuring legendary hip hop duo Dead Prez, actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man) punk icon Jello Biafra, Grammy winning latin-alternative band La Santa Cecilia, riot-grrrl cellist Bonfire Madigan, and Jeff Rosenstock of popular ska band Bomb the Music Industry.

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The concert will be followed by a teach-in on “How to Fight the TPP” on Saturday, Sep 10th from 1pm – 3pm at 1999 Bryant Street, hosted by experts from a wide range of organizations opposing the TPP.

Organized by digital rights group Fight for the Future in partnership with legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) and riot-folk singer Ryan Harvey’s record label Firebrand Records  previous stops on the tour have featured high-profile participants including Talib Kweli, comedian Hari Kondabolu, legendary punk band Anti-Flag, Danbert Nobacon of the UK sensation Chumbawamba, Adult Swim comedian Eric Andre, and ANTI records songwriter Jolie Holland. The roadshow has already drawn large crowds in Denver, San Diego, Seattle, and Portland.

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about ‘free trade,’ it’s about corruption,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future and lead organizer of the tour, “we’re harnessing the power of music and culture to sound the alarm about this corporate power grab and stop it in its tracks.”

The TPP has little to do with trade, but instead grants multinational corporations extraordinary new powers to threaten jobs, the environment, affordable medicine, free speech, and food safety. The Rock Against the TPP tour brings together a broad coalition of supporters including digital rights groups, labor unions, environmental groups, and small businesses, and 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, and United Steelworkers. Organizers plan to announce additional dates to the tour soon.

Additional performers at the September 9th event include SF indie rock darlings Built for the Sea, Taina Asili, Ryan Harvey, Evan Greer, bell’s roar, and local hip hop emcee Raw-G.


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

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