Yeti coolers customized by Billie Eilish, the Beastie Boys, Finneas, Phoebe Bridgers and many more are being auctioned to raise money for the Crew Nation COVID-19 relief fund. Following an earlier auction that brought in three- and -four-figure bids for coolers from AWOLNATION, Black Pumas, Chris Stapleton, Green Day, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and many more, the new “encore edition” effort is open until 11 a.m. ET on January 12.
The “One of the Roadies (Part 2)” auction will benefit touring and venue crew workers who have been put out of work due to the still raging pandemic, with bids for the Eilish cooler featuring her signature Blohsh logo standing at $1,500 at press time, while the Beasties’ effort is fetching $3,015, Social Distortion racking up a $5,500 offer for a Yeti with their dancing skeleton character and an elaborately painted one from The Decemberists rolling up 23 bids, with a high figure of $1,625.
Other artists who’ve offered up items for the auction include: Brittany Howard, Cam, Delta Spirit, Fitz and the Tantrums, Fleet Foxes, Grace Potter, Jon Batiste, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Mavis Staples, Midland, My Morning Jacket, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Tanya Tucker, Tenacious D, The Head and the Heart, The Midnight, Shovels and Rope, The Revivalists, Tommy Siegel, Tyler Childers, Umphrey’s McGee, Wilco and Wynonna Judd.
All proceeds will go to Live Nation’s Crew Nation charity; LN has committed $10 million to the effort, contributing $5 million and pledging to match the next $5 million donated by artists, fans and employees dollar-for-dollar. A number of the items feature some juicy extras, with the Beasties tossing in merch and vinyl, a merch bundle with sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts and autographed vinyl in Cam’s cooler and Social D really loading up theirs with a Skelly knit sweater, a Shepard Fairy-designed t-shirt, a coozie, towel, trucker hat, license plate, bandana, key chain, pin and sticker.