Topic: Coronavirus Cancellations
Hmm; not a post I wanted to put up, but then, someone's got to do it.
It's pretty obvious by now that with cross-border travel restrictions and countries now restricting gatherings for the immediate to foreseeable future, not a lot of tours and gigs are going to be happening. Many bands are mid-tour and caught up in the chaos and of course, many are turning their attentions home to their loved ones, and who can blame them.
This of course has a knock-on effect on the income of bands & band members, especially the ones closer to the roots level; this being the time when many bands are starting to market new product. And of course there's similar considerations to those smaller venues and the people who run them and support OUR music.
So, can I take a proposal I saw yesterday from singer/songwriter Benjamin Bassford and expand on it a little. If you were going to see a band and can't get, buy some merch from their site - you'd probably have done so at the gig anyway. And if you have tickets for a show that's been cancelled how about not refunding (if reaqsonable) the ticket; you've already paid the venue/promoter...