My 40-date album tour was cancelled 5 days before we were set to leave. Help me support my band, crew, and a fan fund for people with nonrefundable travel expenses.
I am only raising these funds during my freestyle marathon, from 10AM PST Saturday morning, until, fingers crossed, 7:30PM Sunday evening.
MONEY GOES 100% TO BAND, CREW & FAN TRAVEL EXPENSES
100% of the funds raised will be distributed to others in my touring world. I will be cutting checks directly to my band and crew.
I have also started a fan relief fund with $10,000 of my own money. If you are a fan who incurred nonrefundable travel or hotel expenses related to coming to one of my shows, email a description of your expense, a receipt and your show ticket receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Zero fundraised dollars will be kept by me.
GOALS AND PERKS
I'm aiming to raise $100,000 so I can pay my crew a good chunk of what they would have made on my cancelled tour and to. If we fall short of our goal I will still split up what we do raise and pay it out to them.
To sweeten the deal I'm offering some exclusive rewards.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
My people are hurting, but I understand that lots of you guys are too. I understand and respect many people are not in a position to give right now, and there are lots of worthy causes. You can help by sharing the live stream, or even just by watching and contributing to the conversation.
If you want to support me personally, hold onto your tour ticket, or buy one for the rescheduled dates. Or by going to another show when venues reopen. If there's one thing this crisis has put into sharp relief, it's how dearly we all depend on each other, and this is very true in the live music world.