Neil Young & Jim James appearing at digital Bernie Sanders rally TONIGHT
UPDATE: It happened and Neil performed "Heart of Gold" acoustic. Watch HERE.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, both Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have begun replacing in-person rallies with virtual events (as they both said in last night's debate), and Bernie Sanders' next digital rally is tonight, Monday (3/16) at 7 PM Eastern on live.berniesanders.com. Neil Young and his wife Daryl Hannah are set to appear, and there will be a performance from My Morning Jacket's Jim James with Anderson .Paak's backing band The Free Nationals.
Neil Young recently published an essay on the Neil Young Archives website endorsing Bernie for president, writing in part: "I support Bernie because I listen to what he says. Every point he makes is what I believe in. Every one. In 2016, if Bernie had run instead of Hillary Clinton, I think we would not have the incompetent mess we have now."
In a statement, Jim James said: "There are so many of us that just want to find common ground with all living beings so that we can move forward together as a world to live in peace, good health, and equality. Bernie speaks and lives the truth and has worked his entire life fighting for truth and justice- bringing people together for the common good and that is why I believe he can help unite us now."
Tune in Monday at 7 PM here.