The Strokes announce Los Angeles benefit concert for the homeless

The band's only Los Angeles-area gig of the year takes place later this month

photo by philip cosores
The Strokes at Benefit Concert, by Philip Cosores

    Photo by Philip Cosores

    The Strokes have announced a special benefit show at Los Angeles’ historic venue The Wiltern. Set to take place on Monday, July 25th, the inaugural City of Angels Benefit Concert will raise funds for three local nonprofits which support the area’s homeless community: The Center in Hollywood, Waste Not Want Not Now, and the Downtown Women’s Center.

    “Homelessness and mental health are big issues in LA and we’re happy to do a little something that can hopefully help a bit. The Center in Hollywood and Waste Not Want Not Now are great, well-intentioned and trustworthy charities doing wonderful work,” frontman Julian Casablancas said in a press release.

    (Read: The Strokes’ Top 10 Songs)

    The benefit show comes just weeks after the release of the Strokes’ Future Present Past EP. It’s said to be their only LA concert of 2016 and follows their raucous hometown gig at Governors Ball.


    Below, revisit the video for Future Present Past track “Threat of Joy”:


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