Having live music back in 2021 was a cause for celebration, and in the early summer months, several artists announced massive tours. These tours were seen as a homecoming to fans all over the world and a welcome return to normalcy. Live music, however, is still struggling due to the pernicious effects of the Coronavirus, which has caused dozens of concerts to be amended, shortened, or canceled altogether.
This furthers the strain on the industry, which began in 2020 as the pandemic set in and has only worsened with time. In addition to the artists, road crews and venue staff rely on those shows for their livelihoods. To help with the strain the virus has caused, Nick Lachey, who is back on the road touring with his band, 98 Degrees, has an idea.
The singer said recently on MTV’s Fresh Out Live: “Food and security have always been an issue in this country, and never more so than right now.” “So, I thought, what better way to rally people and try to take action than by hosting a fundraiser.”
He came up with the help of Live Nation, MTV, Johnny Wright, and Larry Rudolph is a live venue called “Total Relief Live,” which will provide aid to Crew Nation and Feeding America. The show’s name refers to Total Request Live, or TRL, MTV’s flagship countdown show on which the group appeared.