In the absence of live shows as we know them, Dutch symphonic metal act Within Temptation have taken the idea of playing a simple online gig and moved it up a level, giving fans the full virtual reality sci-fi treatment. Instead of performing on a stage in an empty room, the band have produced something much more visually stimulating, creating not only a sequence of lavish futuristic sets but a fully functional wraparound storyline detailed ahead of each separate section by the disembodied head of a digitally constructed android.
On Wednesday, April 21st, Rock and Punk legend Iggy Pop will turn 73, and celebrate over 50 years as a genre-defining artist. Iggy has teamed up with music discovery & ticketing platform DICE to stream some very special performances. In 2019, Iggy played four sold-out shows in Australia, two of which took place at the prestigious Sydney Opera House. This year, on Iggy’s birthday and for the first time ever, DICE will be streaming one of the Sydney Opera House concerts for fans around the world. Tickets can be purchased at the link below. All tickets also include access to an exclusive event merch store with a link that will be sent via email.
The last live show I attended was on February 22nd, 2020 watching Opeth at the Apollo Theater in New York City. It was a magical night, but little did I know that was going to be the last live music I was going to be watching perform in a year. I miss live shows, as I’m sure every single one of you does as well and I was particularly reminded of this since the beginning of last week. Having said that, when The Ocean Collective announced that they were going to play a live stream show of their amazing album Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Pelagic Records) in its entirety, I immediately jumped to my feet and said: “I NEED to watch that”, I knew it was going to be magical as everything the German band does.