Thursday, June 25, 2020

Suicide Silence and Bandsintown launch geofenced virtual tour | Music Ally

Livestream music concerts can air globally, but that doesn’t mean they have to. We’re seeing a growing number of artists experiment with geofenced online concerts, which can only be viewed by fans in a particular part of the world – sometimes as part of virtual ‘tours’ with a string of performances.

Now deathcore band Suicide Silence are partnering with Bandsintown on what they’re calling “the most extensive geofenced virtual tour experience to date”. That means a series of concerts between 2 July and 30 July, each one a 90-minute performance filmed with multiple cameras, geofenced for 39 cities.

Video Q&As, skits and chatrooms for song requests are all promised as part of the experience. There’ll be exclusive merchandise for sale, and the shows will be ticketed: the details are also geofenced, but so far we’ve checked London and Bangalore, and both will see tickets priced at $10.

The tour will also take in Mexico City, Bangkok, Jakarta, Tokyo and Moscow as well as major cities in Europe and North America. It’s set to be one of the most ambitious and involved livestreams we’ve seen yet under lockdown.

Eamonn Forde


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