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The Strokes announce City of Angels benefit concert

The band will perform at the inaugural City of Angels benefit concert

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Continuing their recent tradition of sporadically performing in North America, The Strokes announced Tuesday they will perform their only Los Angeles show of 2016 at the upcoming City of Angels Benefit Concert.

The event aims to raise funds for three local non-profit organizations which provide “essential resources, services and hope” to the California city’s homeless population. The performance will take place July 25 at L.A.’s historic venue The Wiltern, which celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. 

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

Also benefitting from the set is the Downtown Women’s Center. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds from the concert, which is produced by Live Nation, will go to the aforementioned organizations. 

After a nearly 20-year career, the July 25 concert marks The Strokes’ first benefit event in L.A. The New York City-based indie rockers are also set to headline Australia’s Splendour In The Grass Festival on Friday, July 22. They released their new EP, Future Present Past, in May. 

Tickets for the City of Angels Benefit Concert are on sale (via Ticketmaster) beginning this Thursday, July 7, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

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