Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has shared a thank you letter that he wrote for the supporters of the Save Our Stages Act. The initiative recently passed as part of the $900 billion stimulus deal, which includes “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions.”
Grohl said the following:
“A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the Save Our Stages Act, which passed yesterday as a part of the economic stimulus bill.
The preservation of America’s smaller, independent venues is not only crucial to the millions of concert goers whose lives are bettered by experiencing their favorite artists in the flesh, but to the future of music itself, as it gives the next generation of young musicians a place to cut their teeth, hone their craft, and grow into the voices of tomorrow.
The absence of live music this year has left us all longing for that communal feeling of connection, one that is best felt when joined in a song. The Save Our Stages Act brings us one step closer to sharing that feeling again, one that I hope we can all experience again very soon. Everyday we’re one step closer.
See you there, Dave”.