Product Marketing Manager
Sep. 02, 2014
We are stoked that Chicago rock band, Wilco, will make its Capitol Theatre debut this October for two of only a few stops on their U.S. fall tour. Billed as “An evening with Wilco,” the no-opener shows will feature songs from every part of the band’s incredible career.
As if you needed another reason to go, your ticket will also help support a great cause – driving voter turnout for the mid-term elections this November. In an awesome collaboration between Wilco, the Capitol Theatre, and Ticketfly, we’ll be donating a portion of each ticket sale to HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign.
HeadCount is a non-partisan non-profit that stages voter registration at concerts and festivals around the country. Its impact is huge: in 2012, it registered more than 100,000 voters before the Obama-Romney election. Participating in democracy through voting is critical to building the society we want to live in. HeadCount wants to make sure you’re signed up to make your voice heard!
We are running a big “get-out-the-vote” initiative in the next two months, and every dollar translates into more people at the polls. These donations will make a huge difference as we gear up for the November elections.
– Andy Bernstein, HeadCount Executive Director
These events also have some extra special meaning to the band. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s son, Spencer (with whom he’s been touring all summer), will be eligible to vote for the first time this year.