moe.’s Rob Derhak Chats With Crew Members For ‘Backstage With Crew Nation’ Video: Exclusive Premiere
The latest edition of Live Nation’s Backstage With Crew Nation video series focuses on moe. The band’s bassist Rob Derhak chats via video conferencing with moe. Lighting Designer Preston Hoffman, Tour Manager Jessica Weigand and Production Manager Casey Latter in the clip put out as part of Live Nation’s Crew Nation campaign.
Hoffman, Weigand and Latter start their chat with Derhak by describing their roles in the moe. organization. “The stuff that you guys do isn’t always the most glamorous job in the world, it’s fucking hard. I think you guys are underappreciated and I thank you for everything that you do,” Rob responded. “A lot of us get into this because of our love for the music business and a backup plan isn’t really an option because this is the sort of thing where everybody follows their dream, follows their heart.”
Jessica discussed the road that led her to the music industry. “I found a place and a family and a community and I just wanted to be part of bringing live music to the world,” Weigand explained. “People connect with music, people connect with musicians, people connect with lyrics, I don’t think anything can really replace that,” added Hoffman. “I think music is healing for a lot of people and we all need it.”
Latter noted that there’s little delineation between moe. and their crew, while Weigand spoke of the band’s rabid fanbase of moe.rons. “One of the things about our business is our financial stability is that we know we have shows coming down the road,” Derhak added. “Touring is the bread and butter of the majority of this industry,” noted Weigand.
“To have something like a Live Nation that understands our industry and understands our people and what they’re going through, to be able to step up and help us all, I thought was an amazing thing,” Hoffman said of Crew Nation. “Just knowing that a large company actually does care and they’re trying to help, that makes a big difference to me,” explained Derhak. Rob and the crew members then spoke about how amazing it will be when they are able to reunite and moe. can take the stage again. “There will be tears,” noted the bassist. Footage and photos of the moe. crew in action is interspersed throughout the video.
Crew Nation is a global relief fund for crew members in an aim to give a helping hand to those who work behind the scenes in the music industry while touring has been paused due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Live Nation contributed $5 million at the launch of Crew Nation and pledged to match the next $5 million donated by artists, fans and employees. The fund is administered and powered by the charitable 501c3 organization Music Forward Foundation. Head here for more information and to donate.
Watch the moe. Backstage With Crew Nation video below: