Crashdiet Raising Funds To Continue Tour After Manager’s Death
May 7, 2013
When Crashdiet manager Michael Sunden suddendly passed away after slipping and suffering fatal head injuries at a recent live gig, the Swedish rockers found themselves with tour dates scheduled but a lack of funds needed to continue. Seeing as Michael Sunden worked alone, leaving the band’s finances in a virtual purgatory that could take years to sort out, Crashdiet are asking for help. The band have set up a fundraising campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-the-music-save-the-tour in order to raise the money necessary to continue their tour in support of their latest album ‘Savage Playground’.
“In the middle of the biggest tour of our career our beloved manager Michael John Sunden left this mortal coil in a freak accident. The pain and heartache can’t be described in words or song,” says the band. “In his passing we take comfort that he died doing what he loved most in this world and that’s bringing rock n roll to the masses. His memory is important to us and deciding to continue with the tour was a very tough decision that had to be taken in the heat of the moment. This situation still brings us sleepless nights wondering how we will survive this. Without a doubt Michael would’ve told us to keep going and that’s just what we plan to do.”
“Crashdiet aren’t the kinda band to just lay down and die when any tragedy comes our way and if you know our history we’ve had our fair share,” the members of Crashdiet conitued. “Usually, we can take these setbacks on our own and keep the show on the road as they say. This time, no matter how tough we think we are, we can’t do it alone. We need you, our dedicated fans and those who just love rock and roll like we do to help finish this tour… its sad but true. So many have given so much that letting them down would be another setback we don’t think we could survive. So if you’re a Crashdiet fan here’s your chance to support your favorite band and snag some one of a kind items what will never ever be available again. Even if you don’t live near anywhere we are playing, even if you can’t see us on this tour, even if you don’t like us… you’ll be giving a fan a chance to rock out like you did when you listened to us or saw us play.”
Crashdiet have indeed lifted themselves up from tragedy before. Original lead vocalist Dave Lepard committed suicide on January 20th, 2006, less than a year after their ground-breaking ‘Rest In Sleaze’ release. However the band soldiered on with 2007’s ‘The Unattractive Revolution’ and 2010’s ‘Generation Wild’, the latter named album of the year by SleazeRoxx.com.
“Plain and simple — we have borrowed money from every pocket we could possibly think of to be able to hit the road again on May the 8th — debts that will take us years to pay off,” concluded the band. “And just for those that think we’re trying to make it easier for ourselves we’ve scaled down EVERYTHING to its bare minimum. It’s gonna be dirty and messy just like its suppose to be. Glam rocked to its ugly core. Anything to bring the music to the people just like Michael did.”
To help save Crashdiet’s tour and to receive rare items in exchange for donations visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-the-music-save-the-tour.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com