Nine Inch Nails Selling 2020 Tour Merchandize To Profit Food Banks
Trent Reznor has a great and generous idea, and it could become a trend? As it is the case for many other bands, Nine Inch Nails was supposed to go on tour fall 2020. The dates didn’t get even the chance to get announced before every major tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and NIN has announced that the sales of the shirts will be donated to food banks in the cities they were going to play.
This is the humorous comment posted on the website:
‘FROM THE 2020 COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE TOUR THAT NEVER HAPPENED
WHAT A TOUR! WE SAW YOU IN THE FRONT ROW. THANKS FOR INVITING US BACK TO YOUR PLACE AFTER THE SHOW. WE’RE FRIENDS NOW.
PRINTED ON A DARK GREY, 100% COTTON, UNISEX TEE
ALL OF THE NINE INCH NAILS PROFITS FROM THE SALES OF THIS ITEM WILL BE DONATED TO FOOD BANKS IN THE SCHEDULED TOUR MARKETS’
You can now own a shirt from a tour that will never happen… and if you wonder about the cities, NIN was supposed to play San Diego, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and Toronto.
Imagine all these concerts, tours, and festivals that have been canceled or postponed? Now, envision all the merchandise (t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, posters,….) which has already been printed and manufactured in advance? Tour dates are often part of a shirt design, so even if a concert or a tour has been postponed, merchandise will not be up to date when or if it happens… What to do with all these useless shirts? Sell them and give some/all the proceeds to a COVID-19-related charity. What a fantastic idea, let’s spread it and let’s hope major festivals will do the same.
I bet a lot of people would buy a 2020 Coachella shirt. Come on, with this line-up?