Anderson .Paak headlined one night of Afropunk in Atlanta in October 2019. Photo: Ryan Fleisher/Special to the AJC

Anderson .Paak will play Atlanta benefit concert for International Rescue Committee

A few weeks after hitting Atlanta to perform as part of Afropunk, rapper/singer/musician/producer Anderson .Paak has announced a return for a benefit concert.

Along with his band, the Free Nationals, .Paak will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Variety Playhouse for a show to aid International Rescue Committee, which helps refugees, immigrants and Americans in need.

Tickets are $49 and on sale now at 

In addition to the Atlanta show, .Paak is playing two other small venues in partnership with Modelo and iHeartMedia to benefit the IRC - Nov. 13 in San Francisco and Nov. 17 in Brooklyn.

The “Tints” performer, who was homeless and jobless along with his wife and newborn son prior to his musical success, said in a statement:

As someone who’s struggled, who not too long ago had no job or place to call home, I know the importance of being given a fighting chance. Music was my fighting chance. Now, I’m thankful to team up with Modelo to give those in need a shot at proving what they’re made of.”

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.