Radiohead and Foo Fighters Help Raise $ 142,000 for Live Music Teams Affected by COVID-19
An auction for a selection of one-of-a-kind Brompton bikes designed by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and more raised a total of $ 142,200 for the Live Nation coronavirus charity.
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Proceeds from the auction went to Crew Nation, a global relief fund set up by Live Nation to support live music teams affected by COVID-19 and the near total hiatus from concerts.
The full list of artists who designed bikes for the auction included: Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, Rise Against, Enrique Iglesias, LCD Soundsystem, Khruangbin, Nathan East, Dinosaur Jr., Oh Wonder, Underworld, Sub Pop , Neko Cas.
Sold through Greenhouse Auctions, Radiohead’s design cost $ 24,000, making it the most expensive Brompton ever sold.
“We are blown away and incredibly grateful to all of the amazing artists who have designed bikes and shown their support for Crew Nation, as well as our friends at Brompton who made it all possible,” said Nurit Smith, Executive Director of the Music Forward Foundation. “This collaboration and the money raised is truly invaluable as we continue to provide support to crew members around the world who still need our help.”
Tevis Jory, Brompton Music Project Manager and North America Sales Director, added, âThe idea arose out of a simple goal: to help as many live music teams as possible affected by the pandemic.
âWhat started out as a small project quickly grew into something much bigger with an incredible line-up of some of the world’s greatest artists involved. The response since our launch has been nothing short of amazing, and I’m so proud that our bikes, combined with the creative brains of these artists, have raised an incredible amount of money to help live music teams around the world.
Jory concluded, âWe are very grateful to everyone who helped bring this project to life. The music scene has always had a strong connection to Brompton, and we will continue to support the people and places that make it such an exciting industry to become involved with. “
You can see all of the artists’ Brompton Bike designs here.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters has announced that they will be releasing a new album next month under the name Dee Gees.