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Here’s a list of acts that have received emergency COVID-19 loans from the U.S. Government

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the touring industry. No touring revenue means that acts have a hard time paying their crews and support staff. Given that running a band is every bit the same as running a business, they’re entitled to apply for emergency government loans. Here’s a list of acts that have done just that.

$2 million and above

  • Kanye West (a self-proclaimed billionaire. Just sayin’.)

$350,000 to $1 million

  • Eagles
  • Pearl Jam
  • Disturbed

Undetermined (but probably between $150,000 and $350,000)

  • The Head and the Heart
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Nickelback (Er, how did a Canadian band manage to get an American loan?)
  • Cheap Trick
  • Chainsmokers
  • Lil Jon
  • 311
  • Weezer
  • Tool
  • Jason Isbel
  • Lil Jon
  • Papa Roach
  • Pentatonix
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Wiz Khalifa

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