"It seems like we managed to make a lot of people happy and this was of course the ultimate goal when we decided to play some songs again together."
We all knew Powderfinger's reunion show this past weekend was going to be big, but even the Aussie legends have been stunned by the response.
The band's One Night Lonely live-streamed show has not only raised almost half a million dollars for Beyond Blue and Support Act, but it has also been streamed almost 600,000 times since Saturday night.
“Wow, we are so overwhelmed by your response last Saturday night. It seems like we managed to make a lot of people happy and this was of course the ultimate goal when we decided to play some songs again together," Powderfinger said today.
“We also want to tip our hats to you for being so bloody generous and donating so much money to Beyond Blue and Support Act. You legends! They are really important charities doing important work and so far we have raised nearly half a million dollars!
"The five of us had a cracking time and we just want to say thanks for joining us."
Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman confirmed that the funds donated for the show will go toward its 24/7 Support Service.
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"Each year, the service provides free and immediate counselling, advice and referral to about 200,000 people," Harman said.
"So on behalf of them and the Beyond Blue team, thank you Powderfinger and everyone who made this possible."
Meanwhile, Support Act CEO Clive Miller said the music charity is "privileged" to be associated with the special event.
"The funds that you and your incredible fans have raised will help to ensure that Support Act is able to provide crisis relief and mental health services to thousands of people in the music industry throughout the pandemic and beyond," he said.