Back To The Basement is an online virtual concert presented by Abducted By The 80s that will be performed to benefit doctors, nurses and first responded who are in the front lines of battling COVID-19. The event will feature never before seen live performances from the living rooms of 80s bands Wang Chung, A Flock Of Seagulls, Cutting Crew, Naked Eyes, NU Shooz, The Escape Club, Animotion, The Vapors, Farrington & Mann + more. There will also be special guest appearances from Tiffany, MTV’s Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Blade and more.
The event will premier on Saturday July 13th on Facebook Live. The artists will also be participating in an online chat room with the fans during the airing.
Some of the artists have commented on the event.
We are pleased to be part of this event and to have the chance to make our Chungy type contribution towards those suffering the COVID-19 crisis around the world… and also in the process to help raise funds for the amazing and heroic first responders in this crisis, through Direct Relief
We hope everyone keeps safe and by doing that helps to bring this difficult global chapter to as swift and best case resolution as possible. And it goes without saying we want everybody to be able to Wang Chung and have fun without limits again, as soon as possible!!! (although you can still Wang Chung in isolation too of course).
Keep safe and Wang Chung tonight!!!– Nick Feldman and Jack Hues, Wang Chung
Back To The Basement is the perfect way to show our love and appreciation for front-line workers — all the courageous people out there who are working hard to keep us safe, well, and fed. We can’t wait to make a joyful noise for them — and you!– Valeria Day, Nu Shuuz
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