Macklemore, Skrillex, Zedd & Others To Perform At The ACLU Benefit Concert

"Welcome" – that's the message many Americans who do not comply with President Trump's anti-immigrant wish to send to immigrants and refugees from all over the world. Welcome, despite your race, nationality, religion or whatever other box xenophobic politicians want to cram you into.

That is also the message that DJ and record producer Zedd wants to send with his impromptu fundraiser concert dedicated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Zedd (real name Anton Zaslavski) was originally born in Russia, grew up in Germany and moved to the United States around 2012. An immigrant himself, the performer was compelled to help people affected by Trump's recent immigration order that put restrictions on travelers and refugees from a number of countries.

Zedd first proposed the idea of throwing a benefit concert on Twitter tagging some of his artist friends – Sia, Grimes, Macklemore – to see if anyone would like to participate. He went on to contact more artists asking them to perform anything from 3 songs to 30-minute sets.

To his own surprise, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In less than 24 hours, Zedd was able to draft the first lineup for his ACLU benefit concert, which he appropriately named WELCOME!

The "phase 1" lineup features performances Macklemore, Skrillex, Tinashe, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Halsey, DAYA and, of course, Zedd himself. According to the organizer, it will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 3.

Full details about the concert as well as tickets will go on sale next Thursday, February 9. Stay tuned by following Zedd on Twitter and visiting his website.

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