You have questions. We have answers!
What is the Back to the Basement concert?
Back to the Basement is a virtual concert in support and celebration of doctors, nurses, first responders, and health-care workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. We are raising money to support Direct Relief and help the bands who have had to cancel all their tours.
The acts scheduled to perform are: A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, The Escape Club, Nelson, The Vapors, Real Life, Animotion, Cutting Crew, Nu Shooz, Information Society, Spoons, and FarringtonMann (“The Promise”). There will be special presentations from Tiffany, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Blade, and hopefully a few guests. The performances are all brand-new, never-before-seen, and almost all are from their own homes, which is why we have been saying they are playing “live from their living rooms to yours!” There is no cost to watch; we just ask that you support Direct Relief and the bands participating.
What is Direct Relief?
Direct Relief is 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. Learn more about Direct Relief by going to www.directrelief.org.
Where can I watch?
You can watch the world premiere broadcasts on Facebook Live by going to www.facebook.com/Abductedbythe80s/ and later on YouTube. To get all the links, go to Abductedbythe80s.com, we will update the info with the YouTube link soon!
There will be two premieres. Fans who watch the premieres will be able to chat with some of the bands participating in the show. It’s not quite like being in a large crowd singing along to your favorite bands, but it’s close.
All of the footage are brand-new, never-before-seen videos, shot over the past few weeks.
- First Screening: 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm GMT / 8:00 pm CET*
Event Link for first session: https://www.facebook.com/events/557475728468493/
- Second Screening: 4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST / 12:00 AM GMT (Sunday) / 1:00 am CET (Sunday)*
Event link for second session:
After June 13, the show will be posted for all to watch on YouTube. To easily find the show go to abductedbythe80s.com to find all the links.
How can I help?
- Spread the word, and please share this post with everyone you can.
- We will be selling limited edition event shirts. Proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to Direct Relief. Go to www.abductedbythe80s.com/shop/
- We will be selling merchandise from the bands performing as well. Proceeds for the sale of those shirts go to the band.
- Like and share our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Abductedbythe80s
- Sign up for the email list on Abductedbythe80s.com to keep up on all the news and be entered to win some cool prizes!