News•March 16, 2020 2:01 PM ET•7,894 views
Devin Townsend launches GoFundMe in wake of canceled tour
Recently forced to cancel his North American tour due to the coronavirus, Devin Townsend is now asking fans for some financial assistance to help sustain his family while he is unable to tour. The resulting GoFundMe campaign can be found here. Townsend had this to say:
"I know this is undoubtedly the least appropriate time to ask for this, as I'm sure we're all trying to figure out what to do in these troubled times, but the cancellation of my recent tour had significant financial implications and with no idea how to make income for the next while, I am asking for some help to sustain my family whilst being able to continue working on new musical ideas. "As with any significant tour, the investments of putting up a good show with a fantastic crew and band are massive. There's lightning rigs, video screens, tour busses, work visas, merch production & logistics, international flights and a ton of other things that require financial backing and when a tour gets cancelled due to government restrictions there's no insurance policy in place to cover any of that. As with so many of my peers (and people in general of course) dealing with the same problems, it means that I'm struggling to keep the business afloat. "If you are struggling yourself (which is most of us) please don't worry about this, but if you've got a bit extra, I certainly would appreciate it. Above all, in the coming months, please take care. "Love and light, and thanks from the bottom of my heart."
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