By: Staff –
Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba today announced he’ll host a career-spanning charity livestream set on April 28th at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT. All profits will benefit the Music HealthAlliance, which today announced its partnership with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project. Spotify will match donations to its partner organizations dollar-for-dollar up to a total Spotify contribution of $10 million. Pay-what-you-want tickets starting at $5 are now available to purchase HERE; members of the healthcare community can receive codes for free admission to the livestream by texting “Frontline” and a picture of their work/healthcare badge to +1 (615) 257-9558 (codes will be distributed until Monday, April 27th at 5pm EDT). At the end of the livestream, fans can also expect to hear a preview of the band’s upcoming Spotify Singles, which will be released on April 29th.
“I am thrilled to be working with Spotify to raise money for Music Health Alliance,” says Carrabba. “In this nation too many people are underinsured or uninsured. People who work in the music industry, especially those in bands or in road crews know this well. Music Health Alliance fills a void in the need for health care for the people that work so hard to bring you the music you love. Thank you for helping us to raise money and awareness for MHA especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Dashboard Confessional’s predominantly sold-out 20th celebration tour of intimate rooms across the U.S. and Canada was recently put on hold due to COVID-19. More news on a rescheduled run of dates will be announced soon.
In response to the pandemic, Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions and a comprehensive database of resources. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue Music Health Alliance’s (MHA) advocacy and free services. Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 11,000 music industry members and saved the music community more than $50,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.