Ihsahn will be performing his latest EPs “Telemark” and “Pharos” in full during a livestream show next month. The event will be held on April 4 at Munin Live in Notodden, Norway and virtual tickets can be found HERE. Notably, a limited amount of tickets to attend the show in person are also available HERE.
Paradise Lost have been forced to postpone their show at The Warehouse in Leeds, UK once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concert, which will feature a full album performance of “Obsidian,” will now take place on February 5, 2022. The band commented:
“Once again we regret to announce the postponement of our ‘Obsidian‘ show at The Warehouse Leeds. Due to the uncertainty of live shows returning by May and travel restrictions, we have come to conclusion that it would be safest to reschedule for 2022. We hope by then things will have returned to some kind of normality and we will be able to be in the same room again! Original tickets remain valid.”
The Darkness have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas.” The event will take place at the Indigo at The O2 in London, UK on December 18 at 8 p.m. GMT.
Frontman Justin Hawkins commented:
“Okay, so we pressed the wrong button and cancelled Easter. And we’re sorry about that. Let’s move on, yeah? Christmas is coming, and nothing says joy and surprise like The Darkness rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year live to you from the IndigO2 in London town. Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and rock music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.
Expect hits, old and new. Beards, flayed by the snow engines of entertainment. Fairy lights, plugged in and mostly working. A few brave and/or immune rockers will have the good fortune to join us in the stadium of dreams for this exclusive event — check out our written facts to understand. This will be an unparalleled night of true artistic integrity, so don’t dilly dally. Let’s rock our cocking socks off together for Christmaaaaaas!”
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. GMT on November 27 via AXS. Notably, a limited amount of people will be able to attend the show in person with social distancing requirements in place. Those fans are encouraged to show up in Christmas themed fancy dress. The performance will also be recorded and released as a live album, titled “Streaming Of A White Christmas,” in April 2021. That effort can be pre-ordered HERE.
In other news, The Darkness have also teamed up with Signature Brew to create a new beer called “Bells End.” Guitarist Dan Hawkins said the following about the seasonal bitter ale:
“The tasting session for Bells End went well. It was a big night and we tried every ale that we could think of. We wanted a beer that’s punchy and drinkable at the same time. Signature Brew really know their stuff and captured exactly what we were after. Bells End has got a bit of oomph to it but it’s something you can drink in the run-up to Christmas and throughout the whole season. It’s a very wintry beer, it’s perfect and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”
KISS will be celebrating New Year’s Eve (December 31) with a massive livestream concert. The show will take place at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and fans will be able to watch it from their homes as hotel attendees watch it from their balconies. Tickets for the event can be found HERE.
Here’s a description of the concert:
“To send off 2020 in their larger-than-life style on New Year’s Eve, the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, multi-platinum selling band is reigniting the FIRE and roaring back to life! In true KISS fashion, they are bringing the biggest & baddest concert event and pyrotechnics show of the year, proving once again, that KISS never does anything small. The massive stage production and FREE pre-show will be brought directly into your living room at 9 pm LIVE from Atlantis Dubai on December 31st!
Filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views, this show produced by Landmarks Live can be seen globally with ticketing technology and livestream powered by TIXR and experienced like no other virtual concert before. You’re invited to spend New Year’s Eve with The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman as they rock out of 2020 and roll into 2021…all night!”
Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone the following:
“Frankly, I wasn’t interested in doing a stream on the level of Live at the Troubadour in L.A. Not that those aren’t good, but they aren’t KISS. Either we do this right, or we don’t do it. For us, size matters. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel; we invented it and it runs real well. We’re just making sure it’s on a scale and a size that does justice not only to the situation we’re in, but that it makes the people watching at home feel like they’re a part of it.”
Gene Simmons added:
“We play big. There’s not a lot of subtlety in what we do. It’s like the Fourth of July. You don’t want chaos. You can have the biggest, but it won’t be the baddest because just random explosions everywhere and 300-foot fireballs going off, you can’t tap your foot to that or sing along. You want to have something that has coordination. So everything that we’re naturally doing onstage is going to be amplified — 10-to-100-fold bigger, oh my God.
The best way to shut everybody up and get everybody to enjoy life right now is to make a big resounding noise and shake the heavens with some pyro.”
On November 5, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) played a secret socially distanced show in Los Angeles, CA to raise money for Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund. Only 12 people were in attendance including five fans, who won their way in by donating via Propeller, and their guests. A video recap of the concert can be found below. Taylor said the following about the performance:
“Unbelievable feeling being back in front of a crowd, even if it was only 12 people! Last week’s socially distanced secret show in LA was a blast. We played live music again and raised money for @sweetreliefmusiciansfund. Thanks to everyone who donated and thanks to our winners who made it out for the special night.”
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be playing a secret socially distanced show in Los Angeles, CA on November 5 to raise money for Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund. Fans that donate via Propeller will have a chance to win their way into the concert. Taylor commented:
“I’m performing a very secret (and social distanced) show in the Los Angeles area next Thursday, November 5 for five lucky fans and their guests. Enter for a chance to win tickets by donating $5 to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or purchasing a $25 signed 11×17 poster. One grand prize winner will receive an autographed Epiphone Les Paul Special VE, Vintage Edition Electric Guitar.”
Moonspell have announced a special Halloween show. The event will take place at Pax Julia in Beja, Portugal on October 31.
The band commented:
“Greetings Wolves and Witches!
In the darkest of years, MOONSPELL pick up their vampire capes and head South of Portugal to an ancient town named Beja. There, at the local theatre Pax Julia Teatro Municipal, originally built in 1928, they will deliver to the world their own brand of HALLOWEEN. An exclusive show for 300 souls but that can be seen WORLDWIDE by the their wolfpack, scattered and lying in wait for this to happen since the quarantine left all boats on shore, including our Gothic navigators.
On October the 31st, Saturday, a fullmoon, with the show starting at 21.30 (PT/UK), 22.30 (Europe), 1.30 PM (PDT), 4.30 PM (NY/EDT), 3.30 PM (MX /CDT), 6.30 AM (NOV 1st/GMT+9), 7.30 Am (NOV1ST/GMT+10), MOONSPELL will put an amazing show, a dedicated production and the chance for you to watch LIVE + COMMENT
The streaming link will be available at the platform BOL site afterwards for everyone who buys a ticket and can’t watch it LIVE or wants to watch it again
Virtual ticket: 5,69€ (ALL TAX + COMMISSION INCLUDED)
Physical ticket (limited to 300): 15,69€ (ALL TAX + COMMISSION INCLUDED)
Upgrade tickets + merch bundles available at firstname.lastname@example.org/moonspell.rastilho.com (you need to have a valid ticket).
From Beja, Portugal to the world out there, we are proud to present you HALLOWEEN 2.0, the event Moonspell fans have eagerly awaited for in this year of the plague.”
The Union Underground have postponed their “…An Education In Rebellion” 20th anniversary show once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concert is now set to take place at The Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, TX on July 17, 2021. The band commented:
“In the interest of keeping everyone safe and to ensure you have the best concert experience with no capacity restrictions, we have rescheduled the Dec. 19th 2020 show to July 17th 2021! All tickets purchased for previous dates will be honored!”
Doro will be playing another drive-in show in Bühl, Germany on August 1 and fans will be able to stream it live via airtango.live for 5.99 euros. Doro said the following:
“Over the last few months, I really missed my band and fans. The drive-in show has been a real unique experience and career highlight for me. That’s why I’m really looking forward to the final show on August 1st in Brühl. We’ll celebrate together and have a great time. It feels so good to be rocking alongside with you again. Hopefully, we can soon enjoy normal shows again as well. All the fans who can’t be present at the show on August 1st in Brühl will have the chance to stream the gig from home.”
On June 13, Doro played a drive-in show at the CARantena Arena in Worms, Germany. You can see footage from the concert below. It’s also worth noting that Doro will be playing another drive-in show at Bottrop’s Autokino am Moviepark on June 28.