Elton John Says British Music Has Led The World For Years As He Defends Musicians’ Right To Travel Visa-Free
Elton John, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, shared a post on his official Twitter page stating that British music and musicians shaped the future of music for years and the new generation of musicians need visa-free touring in order to flourish, therefore, John stated that he’ll support and work for them to gain their right of visa-free touring.
As you might know, while already famous musicians can find a way to finance themselves with online streaming shows, and new merchandise during the coronavirus pandemic, for many new musicians, the only way to earn their lives and make their music is to travel and tour in order to reach out to more fans.
However, expenses when it comes to touring push the new generation of musicians, therefore, many foundations and organizations are trying their best to help those musicians who are fighting for themselves to survive both financially and spiritually. Due to the fact that visa is a big obstacle on their way, helping those artists and their road crew through convincing the government to provide them visa-free travel is a great way to start.
As you may recall, Elton John once opened up about this matter in one of his Instagram posts, stating that he added his name to a letter that requests the United Kingdom government to provide all the musicians and the road crew visa-free traveling in order to help the rising musicians and artists.
Here is what he said:
“I have added my name to a letter urging the UK government to fulfill 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.”
Recently, Elton John shared another post on his official Twitter page stating that this issue holds a special place in supporting the new artists’ success since, especially, British musicians have always led the music industry, however, if there is not visa-free touring, there may not be more successful musicians in the future.
Here is what John said:
“Resolving this issue is critical to the continued success of young artists. British music has led the world for years but without visa-free touring, we risk losing a generation of talent to red tape. I will continue to work with all sides to find short term and long term solutions”
You can see the Twitter post below.
Resolving this issue is critical to the continued success of young artists. British music has led the world for years but without visa-free touring we risk losing a generation of talent to red tape. I will continue to work with all sides to find short term and long term solutions https://t.co/dOJOrSEXxB
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) February 18, 2021