Today Live Nation launched a new series on the Live From Home platform in conjunction with the Crew Nation Fund called “Backstage with Crew Nation” — an uplifting giveback video series spotlighting relationships between touring artists and the backstage crews that help them make their concert dreams a reality.
Kicking off the series is indie-folk band The Head and the Heart’s Jon Russell in conversation with their Front of House Engineer, Tim Smiley discussing a range of topics including how they’ve continued to work together during the pandemic. “Backstage with Crew Nation” will feature natural conversations over video call between artists and members of their crews, highlighting the voices that make up the resilient live music community.
The series will live on Live Nation’s Live From Home, an all-new virtual music hub keeping fans connected to their favorite artists featuring daily live streams, performances, new music and more. The Crew Nation Fund was launched in April to help support touring and venue crews through this temporary intermission while COVID-19 puts concerts on pause. Live Nation has committed $10 million to the fund – contributing an initial $5 million, then matching the next $5 million in donations, dollar for dollar.