The earthquake of last Wednesday gave us all a terrible shock. Here in Rome we felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks: we were alive and well but we suddenly understood that something terrible was going on just nearby us. When we discovered where was the epicenter of this devastating earthquake, we jumped up in fright: entire towns have been levelled, with Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto suffering the most damage. Some of us have relatives and friends in the area affected.
Fortunately no one was hurt.
We all started receiving text and Facebook messages and phone calls from people concerned about our safety. We really want to thank all people who genuinely cared about us and our families.
We have no words to express our heartfelt sorrow for the victims. During these days we have been wondering how to help. We are not rescuers, but performers. And there is only a way to help, there is only a thing we can do: perform our music.
As many of you know, we will perform a gig on Sunday 4th September in Bologna (Italy). Admission to the gig is free, but, as always we will have our merch items. So we decided that merchandise sales will be donated to the relief funds created by the municipalities affected (Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto).
That’s our way to help people affected by this terrible disaster.
Will you join us?