With Christmas potentially being ruined like every other plan this year (Santa is high-risk after all) the music industry has tried its utmost to give fans some enjoyment through online events.
From virtual festivals to the successes of Verzuz, people around the world have been feeding their need for live music through the internet and, whilst we can all agree it’s not quite the same, sadly it’s the best we’ve got!
According to list.co.uk, there are over 160 live streamed gigs in December “with the number rising every week,” so we picked out some of the best to look out for.
If there’s one thing for certain, Mike Skinner will never let us down.
‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ was a lovely sight to see in the summer, acting as The Streets first release in nine years.
Skinner will perform a range of classics, as well as material from their latest project, with ‘unique staging, special guests and unexpected surprises.’
The wonderful Blossoms are set to perform a range of their hits in a more experimental format on December 3rd.
Utilising modern virtual reality technology, Stockport’s own will host this one-off event via the MelodyVR app to let fans to join the fivesome on stage at the 02 Academy Brixton.
With the option of multiple camera angles as well as “a 360° view of the action,” it should make for an interesting concert - just be careful you don’t get too into it with the headset on!
Details on the gig can be found here.
Coming live from Rock Falcon Studio, Evanescence are set to perform their first show of this year on December 5th.
The American rock band will perform songs from their upcoming album ‘The Bitter Truth’ as well as old school fan favorites. Tickets for the show can be found here.
If Evanescence doesn’t tickle your fancy for a Saturday night viewing, what about seeing a Gallagher perform on a river?
Another MelodyVR production will see Liam joined by his band in a live broadcast on a barge travelling along the Thames! Book tickets here.
Following the release of their seventh album, ‘Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez,’ the UK group are set to perform their new tracks live for the first time.
With strong features throughout the album including Elton John, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and ScHoolboy Q (name me a more diverse selection), the shows are set to be special. (Tickets)
PS - Check out toy versions of the bands aliases in collaboration with Superplastic just because they’re cool.
Professor Brian Cox and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Last but most definitely not least on our list is Professor Brian Cox and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and for little over a tenner you’ll have the opportunity to see a “mind-bending musical voyage through space and time.”
The orchestra, led by Dalia Stasevska, will accompany the professor on a journey to answer some of life’s biggest questions… on a Sunday night.
Live from the Barbican, book tickets here.