Dave Grohl has hailed the long-awaited Save Our Levels Act that handed into the legislation within the US on the weekend.
The cash will go in the direction of stopping the everlasting closure of impartial music venues, which have been compelled to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The invoice consists of $15 billion (£11.1 billion) in devoted funding for stay venues, impartial film theatres and cultural establishments.
In a press release issued on the Foo Fighters social media pages, Grohl wrote: “An enormous, heartfelt thanks to everybody who supported the Save Our Levels Act, which handed yesterday as part of the financial stimulus invoice.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) December 28, 2020
“The preservation of America’s smaller, impartial venues shouldn’t be solely essential to the hundreds of thousands of live performance goers whose lives are bettered by experiencing their favorite artists within the flesh, however to the way forward for music itself, because it offers the subsequent technology of younger musicians a spot to chop their tooth, hone their craft, and develop into the voices of tomorrow.
“The absence of stay music this 12 months has left us all eager for that communal feeling of connection, one that’s finest felt when joined in a tune. The Save Our Levels Act brings us one step nearer to sharing that feeling once more, one which I hope we are able to all expertise once more very quickly. On a regular basis we’re one step nearer. See you there, Dave.”
Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Cornyn launched the Save Our Levels Act in July, earmarking $10 billion (£7.8billion) for venue homeowners, promoters and business professionals to place towards lease, utilities, mortgages, PPE and different prices. A further $5 billion was later added for cultural establishments equivalent to museums and cinemas.
In August, the band also brought back the original designs of two of their 1995 tour t-shirts to help benefit the initiative. Proceeds from the gross sales of the shirts went in the direction of #SaveOurVenues (from UK gross sales) and #SaveOurStages (from US gross sales).