The National recently announced they plan to help support their touring crew "family" who is currently out of work because of the live show's the band has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (they also have had to cancel their Homecoming festival).
They are taking things a little further now - with what they are calling “communal events” - releasing content from “our vaults, classic live sets, or some unseen/rarely seen footage to pass the time at home” each Monday. The releases will be accompanied by a fundraising effort found here.
Last Monday was so fun, we thought 'why not do an exciting communal event every Monday in support of our crew?' Join us each week at 5pm ET as we share content from our vaults, classic live sets, or some unseen/rarely seen footage to pass the time at home. https://t.co/NilBmqRQjS
“Our crew are the lifeblood of our touring operation and have become family through the many years we’ve worked together. If you are enjoying these concerts and would like to continue to support, you can donate here,”
The band's first release - a classic 57 minute set from the 2013 Hurricane Festival in Scheeßel Germany.
The National - Live From Hurricane Festival (June 21, 2013)
The band reiterates the philanthropic mission behind the release -