Canadian metal legend Devin Townsend is hosting three live quarantine concerts from his home studio this month to raise money for health workers and fans can watch the first show on YouTube.
According to Townsend’s camp, the first show, hosted yesterday, raised $45,000.
“Yesterday’s show raised $45k for the Vancouver Hospital foundation,” they posted on Facebook.
“Thanks to everyone who watched, participated, and donated!
“Next concert coming up April 25th to benefit the NHS! Plenty of tickets are available!
“Different set lists for each show!”
Each concert is a complete donation to a specific organisation.
The first one saw proceeds go to Vancouver’s General Hospital.
The following Saturday will be the NHS, and the one after will be for one of the hotspot hospitals in New York.
Shows are about 50 minutes each with different set lists each time.
The top five donators for each show will receive signed merch as well as some products from a number of companies such as Fishman Music, Darkglass Electronics, Fractal Audio, Jim Dunlop Guitar Products and Toontrack.
Everyone who watches, regardless of donations, will get the also audio version of the show emailed to them as well.
The final cap is 5000 tickets per show.