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Feel The Bern With Red Hot Chili Peppers At Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

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Can you feel the Bern? (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers will play a special concert next week to benefit presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

It seems Flea, Anthony Kiedis and the rest of the Chili Peppers are feelin' the Bern, and to show their support for Sanders, the group will perform at a fundraiser concert at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 5. Tickets for the show range from $40 to $2000, depending on how close you want to get to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and just how much you feel the Bern.

On his Instagram account, Flea shared his excitement for the upcoming show:

So excited to be playing this concert for Bernie sanders next week. 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. If you can please buy the expensive seats to help out the campaign. Thank you so much. Bernie sanders for president.
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And last year, he gave Bernie a big shout out on Twitter:

Tickets for the concert are now sold out.

Sanders recently made the rounds in L.A. at Hollywood's Avalon cluband last summer at the Sports Arena. And the Chili Peppers will be kicking off an international tour later this year.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated that tickets would go on sale the morning of February 5. However, tickets went on sale yesterday and are sold out at this time. We apologize for the error.