Election 2020

Red Hot Chili Peppers Raising Red-Hot Cash for Bernie

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a sizzling fundraiser coming up just in time for the first-in-the-nation primary.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 5 with all proceeds going to Sanders’ campaign.

Tickets started at $40, but the only ones currently left range from $500 to $2,000. The most expensive tickets include a meet-and-greet with the band and a commemorative poster signed by the Chili Peppers.

The band, which will release their 11th album this year, officially endorsed Sanders in September.

“So excited to be playing this concert for Bernie Sanders next week,” bassist Flea said in a statement. “Feels great to support someone I believe in. The RHCP offered to give him the money to pay for the theater that night but he wouldn’t accept, he only accepts small donations from individuals. Every other politician greedily grabs every cent they can get from any scumbag lobbyist.”

“This is a man with integrity,” added Flea, who founded a conservatory for underprivileged children in 2001. “If you can please buy the expensive seats to help out the campaign. Thank you so much. Bernie Sanders for president.”

Surrogates stumping for Bernie across Iowa in the weekend before the caucus include singer-songwriter Jill Sobule and Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley.

Actors Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Holt McCallany (Fight Club) and Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl) and comedians the Lucas Brothers are also officially on the trail for Sanders.

The latest Des Moines Register poll shows Hillary Clinton 3 points ahead of Sanders, within the survey’s 4 point margin of error.

Sanders had his biggest Iowa rally yet on Friday with a free concert at the Des Moines Social Club including bands Vampire Weekend and Foster the People.