By now it’s pretty much common knowledge that touring bands are getting a rough deal these days. From increased travel costs to venue merch cuts and inflation kicking everyone’s ass, it’s just real hard to get out on the road and play in front of as many people as you can. That equation gets even less sustainable when your tour bus suddenly breaks down and you’re staring down the barrel of several thousands of dollars in repairs.
That’s exactly what happened to death metal band Gorgatron. Having only just recently headed out on their summer tour a few days ago, the band hit a major snag when their tour van “suffered extensive damage.” Though we don’t know what caused the damage or what kind of issues they’re dealing with, the band said they’re looking at roughly $4,000 in repairs, which is… a lot.
Couple that cost with the fact that they’re renting a van so they can complete the tour, and you’re looking at an outing that could leave Gorgatron in the red and “financially strained.” To help combat that issue, they created a GoFundMe page yesterday, seeking a goal of $8,000 from the kindness of strangers.
“We are reaching out to our amazing family and fans for support, aiming to raise $8,000-$10,000. With your help, we can not only recoup our repair costs but also potentially purchase a new vehicle, enabling us to finish our current tour.
“We greatly appreciate any help with this endeavor. We could not do any of this without the help from our friends, family, and fans! We love you all! Cheers!”
As of this posting, the band’s received nearly $4,700 of their aforementioned $8,000 goal from 72 donors. If you’re feeling particularly generous and want to help their cause, be sure to check out their GoFundMe page and contribute what you can.
Gorgatron Tour Dates
Aug 1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Aug 4 – Columbia Falls, MT – The New Silver Bullet Bar and Casino
Aug 5 – Drumheller, AB – Loud as Hell Festival
Aug 7 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9
Aug 9 – Winnipeg, MB – Bulldog Event Center
Aug 10 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
Aug 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
Aug 12 – Menomonie, WI – Zymurgy Brewing Company
Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
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