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Zedd Recruits Skrillex, Halsey, and More for ACLU Fundraising Concert

WELCOME! will take place April 3 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

by Krystal Rodriguez
Feb 2 2017, 10:25pm

Photo of Zedd by Nick Walker

When news of President Trump's highly controversial immigration ban hit the media, American transplant Zedd went to Twitter and called on his musician friends to organize a benefit show. Today, he's shared the details for said fundraising concert, WELCOME!, which comes with a high-profile cast of talent.

WELCOME! is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 3 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Zedd himself leads the musically diverse first wave of performers, which also includes Skrillex, Halsey, Macklemore, Tinashe, Daya, Incubus, and Imagine Dragons. All profits from the event will go to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a non-profit organization that states its mission is to "defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country."

"As an immigrant myself I feel the need to stand up against the tyranny that threatens our basic human rights," said Zedd in a press release. "I'm thrilled to come together with Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Macklemore, Skrillex, Tinashe and many more (to be announced soon) to help raise money for the ACLU, an organization that works daily to defend and preserve the rights guaranteed to us by the constitution."

View the first-wave lineup below. Ticket information is still forthcoming.

Also in response to the ban, Four Tet made a themed playlist, Ash Koosha published a statement, and Grimes and Sia matched up to $100,000 in donations to the ACLU.