[We often like to highlight charitable and compassionate activities in the indie music community. Our site now has a new subsection, “Greater Good” where we can showcase charitable stories like these. – Paige]
I’m not a huge Nine in Nails fan, but Trent Reznor and Perry Farrell just earned a lot of respect in my book.
via Paste Magazine:
“Twittering Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor opened a campaign last Wednesday to raise money for Eric De La Cruz, a Nevada Medicaid patient in need of a heart transplant. Both
Nine Inch Nails and tour mates Jane’s Addiction are offering special deals for the remaining shows on their tour to fundraise for De La Cruz’s hopeful transplant.
A $300 donation will grant concert attendees access to the pre-show soundcheck and a meet-and-greet with the band, while $1,000 will get you backstage for dinner and relaxing with the band, as well as stage-side viewing for the show, autographs and pictures. For fans without tickets, a $1,200 donation comes with two tickets to the show and VIP treatment backstage.”
Kudos to Reznor and Farrell for harnessing the passion of their fans and the power of capitalism to help out this fan in need.