Benefit Launched for Tour Manager Dave Burton After Stroke

A GoFundMe has been launched to benefit legendary tour manager Dave Burton after he suffered a massive stroke while working in Louisville, Ky., last month. 

The Dave Burton Recovery Fund has already raised more than $85,000 towards his medical expenses and ongoing care. To donate, visit

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Dave Burton/Photo courtesy Big Hassle

Currently convalescing at his home in Brooklyn after nearly a month at a Louisville hospital, Dave Burton has 25 years of experience spanning all forms of global touring and live production. His extensive list of artists include The Hold Steady, Drive-By Truckers, Broken Social Scene, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Andrew Bird, Head and the Heart, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Liz Phair, Animal Collective, Peaches, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Primal Scream, Beach House, Best Coast, Suicide, Heartless Bastards, Foetus, Swans, Michael Gira, Sleigh Bells, The Cribs, The Vaccines, Dirty Projectors, Franz Ferdinand, Liars, Mercury Rev, Cut Copy, The Pop Group, Caesars, Pan Sonic, Gluecifer, and many more.

In addition to the GoFundMe campaign, The Hold Steady are donating all proceeds from Bandcamp purchases towards Burton’s recovery resources, including two just-released live recordings, Live in Toronto 5​-​4​-​22 and Live in Nashville 6​-​3​-​22, both available now as Name Your Price digital downloads. A number of different fundraising avenues will also be announced over the coming months to assist Burton in returning to a normal life as quickly as possible. For more information, please visit