The bands are unhappy at a new immigration bill
Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha is at the helm of a protest group opposing the state of Arizona‘s controversial new immigration law.
Other acts including Sonic Youth, Massive Attack, Kanye West and Serj Tankian are supporting the group by saying they will not play any gigs in the state until the bill, called SB 1070, is amended. SB 1070 allows police in Arizona to challenge anybody they suspect of being an illegal immigrant to prove their status officially. Failure to do so will result in arrest.
Calling themselves The Sound Strike, the protest group is calling on more people to join them by going to Thesoundstrike.net.
Those who have signed up to support the group already are:
Los Tigres del Norte
Rage Against The Machine
One Day as a Lion
Street Sweeper Social Club
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