These YouTubers Are Playing Trump's Inauguration & Fans Are Seriously P*ssed
18 January 2017, 14:19 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
The viral video group have joined the lineup for the concert in Washington DC this Friday (January 20th).
A band who found fame on YouTube are the latest musical act to accept the invitation to perform at the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump this Friday (January 20th).
Yes, having been rejected by *deep breath* Elton John, Rebecca Ferguson, Andrea Bocelli, Kiss, Garth Brooks, Charlotte Church, Jennifer Holliday and a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Trump has now managed to book The Piano Guys for the concert, the Utah based quartet known for their novelty covers that make use of every part of the piano.
Yeah, those guys.
But, in a press statement the band members are insisting that their performance is not in any way an endorsement of Trump, instead hoping to merely spread "love, joy and hope" through their music:
Our desire as The Piano Guys has always been to spread hope, love and joy through our music and videos. We accepted the invitation to perform at the Inauguration with this objective in mind. We would have been honoured at the opportunity no matter who was being sworn in. We, too, are distraught over how divisive this chapter in our nation’s politics has been, but we have hope for the future! As the pendulum of politics swings one way or another, let us all pray for understanding and for goodwill to win in the end.The Piano Guys
You sound "honoured" now but wait till the song requests come in and you're stuck playing The Apprentice theme on a loop for 40 minutes...
Many fans have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the group's decision to play:
The Piano Guys will be playing at the inauguration of Trump. This saddens me more than I thought possible.— Aims (@Always_Aims) January 13, 2017
The piano guys are performing at the inauguration reminding me that our desire to look for the good often causes us to ignore the harm— darling dearest dead (@sierryay) January 16, 2017
i can't believe the piano guys are playing at trump's inauguration... im so disappointed..— despair (@wenhui57) January 16, 2017
Thought The Piano Guys were cool until I learned that they're performing for Trump...lol never mind— Madison (@HoldYour_Heart) January 15, 2017
I just found out that The Piano Guys are playing at trump's thingy (I forgot the name) and I'm so disappointed... lost my respect for them..— Ravioli Formuoli (@HereFangirlin) January 15, 2017
So disappointed that The Piano Guys are playing at Trump's inauguration. I actually bought their music wtf— JIP'S(@quidditch) January 14, 2017
So disappointed that @PianoGuys are endorsing Donald Trump via performing. I USED to love your beautiful music#InaugurationBoycott— Hope Figueroa (@MsFigueroa16) January 16, 2017
Whereas some people just don't seem to care...
trump's inauguration musical lineup: DJ Ravidrums, 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, Larry Stewart, Marty Roe, Jackie Evancho & more—(@6PAPl) January 15, 2017
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