FRANK TURNER TO PERFORM A LIVE CHARITY GIG STREAMED 3rd DECEMBER
Frank Turner has announced he will be performing a live streamed gig at London’s historic Troubadour on Thursday 3rd December to raise money for the 30 Grassroots Music Venues who are now on the Red List and may be lost forever. Proceeds from the show are in aid of Music Venue Trust’s Red List Campaign, and will be distributed across these venues that are in imminent danger of being lost to the Covid-19 crisis . The show will be streamed live and made available on demand for 24 hours.
Frank Turner said:“I’ve played many of the venues on the Music Venue Trust Red List and can’t stand by while they’re under threat. It’s hard to imagine the risk to underground music and culture if we lose the stages where artists find their voice, develop and grow.I hope performing at The Troubadour on day one of live audiences returning to gigs can capture some of the power of seeing a grassroots music venue performance and highlight what’s in danger of being lost.”
Music Venue Trust CEO, Mark Davyd said:“The venues on The Red List play a crucial role in the development of British music, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills. These venues also play a vital role in the cultural and economic vibrancy of our villages, towns and cities. The power of the live music community that loves and cares about these venues, can make a huge difference. We welcome Frank and Fightback Lager’s contribution to the campaign.”
Ian Williamson at The Troubadour said:“For over 65 years, The Troubadour has been through it all, while standing its ground as a dedicated grassroots venue, offering a stage to outstanding new talent, whatever the flavour. However, this is without doubt the toughest storm it’s faced, and without the superhuman effort and support of the Music Venue Trust, we probably wouldn’t even be having this conversation! We are incredibly excited to welcome Frank and his fans into our humble abode and make music live again!”