On Saturday, June 13, a number of iconic acts from the 1980s will gather — remotely — for the Back to the Basement virtual concert, an online fundraising concert from Manic Merch and Abducted By the 80s in support and celebration of doctors, nurses, first responders and health-care workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.
Taking part in the online event, which will stream on Facebook Live ahead of being available on YouTube, includes never-before-seen live performances “from their living rooms to yours” from the following:
A Flock Of Seagulls
Annabella from Bow Wow Wow
Downtown Julie Brown
11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm GMT / 8:00 pm CET
4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm GMT / 1:00 am CET
Additional details for what looks like a fun way to spend some time for a good cause:
Through the sale of limited edition event shirts, we are raising money for Direct Relief, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a stated mission to “improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.” We are raising funds for their COVID-19 Relief program – making sure the courage of health workers on the front lines is honored with meaningful support, and the people most at risk in this pandemic are cared for – regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay.
We will also set up a link for people to make donations directly to Direct Relief.
Additionally, we will be selling limited edition merch from many of the artists appearing on the broadcast to help them, as they too have been adversely affected by the pandemic due to cancelled tours and appearances .
Some of the merch will be themed to the current crisis.
For further details, visit AbductedByThe80s.com.