BY: JOEY REAMS
Several members from different rock bands have come together to help design 13 one-of-a-kind bikes for Live Nation’s Crew Nation, a global relief fund that will help the live music workers who have been affected by the ongoing pandemic. The bikes will be auctioned off starting on May 28th, and bidding will continue through June 12th. The bands associated with this generous fundraiser include Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, LCD Soundsystem, Khruangbin, Nathan East, Dinosaur Jr., Oh Wonder, Underworld, Sub Pop, Enrique Iglesias, Rise Against, and Neko Case. Each band has a say in the design of the bikes, which was made possible by Brompton.
“Our road crew are our family and we rely on them to bring you the show we play in your town,” said Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath. “While some of the gears of industry kept moving this last year, the live music industry ground to a complete stop and has yet to meaningfully resume. Consequently, our crew and the road crews around the world have been unable to do their respective jobs; we’re all very thankful that Crew Nation has stepped in to help bridge the gap until the lights come back on.”
“We’re thrilled to have the support of these incredible artists and our friends at Brompton Bike. Their creativity will go a long way towards helping out crew members who have long been out of work and are in need of a lifeline,” said Nurit Smith, Executive Director, Music Forward Foundation. “Crew Nation is endlessly grateful to be chosen as the charity partner for this campaign.”
Get all the details on the fundraiser here.