Erased from live show history
While supposed to be enroute to kick off an eight week European tour with Social Distortion, I, like so many others, have spent the last 10 weeks quarantined at home. An unprecedented time during which I’ve been trying to maintain an income stream for my artists now that their touring season has been erased from the books.
So many great runs were lined up for 2020. For my roster alone, Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front were co-headlining an East Coast tour, Justin Townes Earle was set to join forces with Brian Fallon for a 21 show package, Street Dogs were saying farewell to their West Coast fans on a run with Flogging Molly and that, besides the yearly European summer festivals, is just the tip of the iceberg.
But thousands of artists, and their crew members, are stuck at home anxiously awaiting to find out what’s next.
People who are not part of this, either behind, on or in front of the stages have no idea what all of this means to every single one of us. Never in our wildest dreams did anyone expect that 2020 would simply be erased from the live shows records. We can only wonder what kind of memorable moments all these shows would have given us.
While all of this sucks we have to stay positive and keep on supporting each other, particularly mentally. I am confident that eventually we will all prevail.