One of the most successful British composers of the century, Elton John, has announced that he has added his name to a letter urging the UK government to fulfill its promise to negotiate permit and paperwork-free travel in Europe for English artists during this problematic period due to the ongoing COVID-19.
Renowned as a philanthropist and an extremely influential figure in the music industry, Elton John has shown up with yet another admirable effort. Most recently, the legend has taken Instagram to support the campaign initiated by the Best for Britain.
The organization, which aims to advocate on behalf of internationalist voices that make the case for Europe and Britain’s engagement in the world, headed to help the live music industry, which was hit hard by the current pandemic all around the world.
John has taken part in the new endeavor of the non-partisan campaign group, by which they plan to prompt the UK government to give a hand to the touring industry. Elton John said that without visa-free travel many tours will be unviable, especially for emerging artists.
Here is what he said:
“I have added my name to a letter urging the UK government to fulfil its promise to negotiate permit and paperwork-free travel in Europe for British artists, their road crew and equipment.
The touring industry has already been hit hard by the COVID pandemic and without visa-free travel many tours will be unviable, especially for emerging artists.
Support the campaign here: https://hey-mp.uk/?c=music
(Photo: Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – Verona, Italy – May 29, 2019)”
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