Frank Fanelli launches 'For The Nomads'

Frank Fanelli of The World We Knew and C.A.T. Clothing has been tour managing and running merch tables for bands for more than a decade. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down of all tours, Fanelli has launched a new endeavor to help support many of the incredible members of the music industry that have been furloughed by the cancellation of hundreds of tours.

His new project, called 'For The Nomads', started as a GoFundMe page, and has partnered with the 'Unite the United Foundation' to distribute funds those that need it most. And of course, there's sick merch.


For the Nomads is a fundraiser that was started by Frank Fanelli as a direct reaction to the devastating effect COVID-19 has had on those who rely on live entertainment for a living. As a touring musician, tour manager, merchandise seller, and lighting director for more than 14 years, he felt compelled to find a way to help the community that was reeling under the stress of being almost entirely out of work.For the Nomads was born as a necessary reaction to circumstances out of anyones control to mitigate the toll it has taken on everyone involved in this industry.

The date, the fundraiser has raised over $25,000 towards their goal. Some of the touring staff supported by the new project:

  • Frank Fanelli (Tour Manager, Merchandise, LD) - Black Veil Brides, JID, Pennywise, Bam Margera
  • Bryce Hall (Photo, Video, Tour Manager) - In This Moment, Motionless In White, Gojira, Wage War
  • Jeff Pare (Merchandise) - Brothers Osborne, Between the Buried and Me
  • Blake Kunkel (Merchandise) - Dance Gavin Dance, I The Mighty, Light The Torch
  • Alyssa Wisser (Merchandise) - The Floozies, CAT Clothing, Warped Tour
  • Rocky Rodriquez (Merchandise) - Exhorder, As It Is, Unwritten Law
  • Matthew Yanni (Security) - Black Veil Brides, Blackbear, Billie Eilish
  • Andrew Laeddis (Driver, Tour Manager) - Fit For A King, Emmure, The Plot In You
  • Jon Klucharits (Stage Manager, Monitors) - Black Veil Brides, Set If Off, Warped Tour
  • Tatiana Danielle (Merchandise, Production Coordinator) - Warped Tour, The Protomen
  • Chriztophe Singleton (Merchandise) - Warped Tour, Ne Obliviscaris, Iann Dior
  • Gino Scarim (Tour Manager, FOH) - The Amity Affliction, Bless The Fall, Chelsea Grin
  • Eric Fain (Merchandise) - Poppy, Chon, Senses Fail, Issues
  • Jesse Butts (Merchandise) - Black Veil Brides, Impractical Jokers, Anderson Paak
  • Thaddeus Gavura (Merchandise) - Cannibal Corpse, Veil of Maya, Crown The Empire
  • Martin Cleal (Tour Manager, FOH) - Plain White T’s, Stick To Your Guns, Zeal and Ardor
  • Chris Arredondo (Drum Tech) - Deftones, Pennywise, Rise Against
  • Aaron Berkshire (Photo/Video) - Black Veil Brides, Palaye Royale, Chelsea Grin
  • Danny Sammet (Merchandise) - Thrice, Two Door Cinema Club, Lauren Sanderson
  • Neil Hazel (Photo, Merchandise) - King 810
  • Marco Morselli (Stage Manager, Drum Tech) - Hatebreed, Black Veil Brides, Sepultura
  • Selena Rox (Merchandise) - Tove Lo, 3OH!3
  • Brian Warner (Merchandise) - Logic, Muse, Fall Out Boy, Slipknot
  • Matt Goodman (Merchandise) - Papa Roach, Alan Parsons, Jimmy Eat World
  • John Winters (Guitar Tech) - Black Veil Brides, Machine Head, Metal Church
  • Nadia Guardado (Merchandise) - Buckcherry, Fear Factory, Megadeth
  • Boris Bouma (Tour Manager, FOH) - Misfits, Live, Zakk Wylde, Black Veil Brides
  • Hannah Carter (Merchandise) - Master Chef Jr. Live, Lacuna Coil
  • Hayley Moncrief (Merchandise) - Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Live
  • Aaron Kudler (Merchandise, Photo) - Khalid, Rex Orange County, Nothing More
  • Trevor Mcgoldrick (Photo, Merchandise) - Fit For A King, I See Stars
  • Ryan Warrell (Guitar Tech) - The Hu, Of Mice & Men, No Bragging Rights
  • Sam Kirby (Tour Manager, FOH) - Mod Sun, Atreyu, Memphis May Fire
  • John James Ryan (Tour Manager) - Four Year Strong, Real Friends, Keep Flying
  • Paul Dominguez (Merchandise) - Lizzo, Shinedown, Yelawolf, Winds Of Plague
  • Sean Stitt (Driver) - Warped Tour, Deep Purple, Lily Allen
  • Colin Feeney (Tour Manager, Merchandise) - SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Knocked Loose
  • Travis Wade (Tour Manager, FOH) - Dance Gavin Dance, Suicidal Tendencies, CKY
  • Erica Turer (Merchandise) - Silversun Pickups, Hot Chip, Dawes, Issues
  • Pam Muhart (Photo, Merchandise) - Another Days Dawn, Warped Tour, Kulick
  • Bryan Greenberg (FOH) - Fit For a King, Silent Planet, Erra, The Word Alive