The band Third Eye Blind has explained why they blew the charity event concert near the Republican National Convention.
In a post on the band’s official Facebook page and Twitter account, the band explained that they are not against Republicans as a whole, just what the current party “stands for.” (RELATED: Rock Band Mocks Audience At Concert)
— Third Eye Blind (@ThirdEyeBlind) July 20, 2016
“We did not play an RNC event,” they wrote. “We performed at a benefit for Musicians on Call because we support their mission in bringing music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals. Given that the benefit was held in Cleveland, we suspected that convention types might show up and we let it be known we were there to support Musicians on Call and that we in fact repudiate every last stitch of the RNC platform and the grotesque that is their nominee.”
“We have Republican friends, family members, and fans, and we love them all,” they added. “What we reject is what their party has come to stand for. But in keeping with Musicians on Call’s message, we believe in the gathering power of music.”
“With that spirit we don’t step back from our audience wherever or whomever they are.”