As livestreamed concerts become all the rage in the current climate, veteran Aussie outfit The Black Sorrows are set to bring their acclaimed live act to fans later this month.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it mass lockdowns and an unceremonial cancellation of countless gigs, events, festivals, and any other mass gathering imaginable, music-lovers and music-makers have sought a way to keep doing what they love.
While the Isol-Aid series of concerts has seen artists livestream brief sets via Instagram, acts such as Real Estate are using technology to go on “Quarantour“. Now, Aussie veterans The Black Sorrows are the latest act to livestream a full-length concert during these difficult times.
Following a performance from Kate Ceberano at the Memo Music Hall is St Kilda earlier this month, The Black Sorrows are the second act to be hosted by the venue for a livestreamed gig.
“Hello Everybody, Joe Camilleri here,” the group’s frontman said in a statement. “The band and I have been invited to play MEMO Music Hall on 26 April.
“It’s a wonderful place to play. Every musician on the planet stopped working in March. So I hope you’re able to sit back, forget about the craziness that’s upon us and tune into something else. Spend an hour with us while we all wait for the world to change again. Stay healthy, Pal Joey.”
For those wondering how a five-piece band can get away with such a gathering amidst current restrictions, the venue itself notes it spans 750 square metres, meaning musicians can stay the required two metres apart, in accordance with current Government indoor workplace social distancing guidelines.
Tickets to this livestreaming performance are on sale now from the Memo Music Hall website, with further concerts expected to be announced in the near future.
The Black Sorrows – Memo Music Hall Livestream
7:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunday, April 26th
Livestreamed from Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC
Tickets: Memo Music Hall