Vampire Weekend Perform at Bernie Sanders.
With the Iowa caucuses just days away, Vampire Weekend performed Saturday at a rally in support of Bernie Sanders.
The band showed their support for the Democratic hopeful at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, delivering a set that featured cover of Thin Lizzy’s 1976 hit “The Boys are Back in Town,” along with a career-spanning set including “2021,” “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” “Holiday” and “This Life.”
“I still believe that Bernie can win & it’s brutal seeing how much energy goes into convincing voters that one of the most popular politicians in the country (and the one who polls best against Trump) is unelectable,” Ezra Koenig wrote on Instagram earlier this week.
“I don’t feel like I’m separating my values and my pragmatism by supporting Bernie and neither do millions of others ! Anyway, Bernie’s still the landslide favorite among people 35 and under (across racial and gender lines) so talk to your older, skeptical friends and family about why Bernie can actually win.”
In the lead-up to the 2016 election, Vampire Weekend performed at a Students for Bernie rally in Iowa City, with Sanders joining the band onstage to sing “This Land Is Your Land.”