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Muse tour director launches new charity to support next generation of backstage crew

By | Published on Friday 20 July 2018

Muse tour director Glen Rowe has announced that he is stepping down from the role after 25 years in order to concentrate on his recently launch charity, the Neko Trust.

Building on the work of his previous charitable organisation the Cato Trust and the Cato Academy “roadie school” he founded, the Neko Trust aims to open a network of five small venues in part staffed by people training to work in the live industry. It will also offer various resources and opportunities to early-career artists and other young people.

“I’ve had an amazing career on the road with some of the best bands in the world like Muse”, says Rowe. “And I did it because people gave me the opportunity to learn and succeed. It’s my time to do the same, for both young people whose eyes need to be opened to the wealth of roles available in the live events industry, and for the live music venues that need to be supported”.

He continues: “The live events industry is in peril if we do not look after the ecosystem. If we do not nurture it, it will not grow. This is an industry that’s powered by youth and we need to protect it. Britain is great at exporting our musical talent, but where will the next generation come from if they don’t have venues to grow into greatness?”

Find out more at www.nekotrust.org



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