British rockers The Darkness have confirmed their ‘Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas’ virtual concert event to be held on December 18th. See below for full info from the band’s official event page.
The Darkness are returning to close 2020 with a new message of festive joy and goodwill with a live concert and stream from London’s Indigo at The O2 on December 18th at 8pm GMT.
It will also be recorded for a live album Streaming of a White Christmas out in April 2021 on CD and Vinyl, in partnership with Live Here Now. Tickets for Lockdown Live: Streaming of a White Christmas, with The Darkness are available on presale via the band’s official merch store via Townsend here, fans can also pre-order the forthcoming live album too. Tickets will be made available for general sale at 9am GMT on November 27 th via AXS.
The show promises to be a flamboyant extravaganza packed with all the snow and tinsel one could dream of as the band unwrap a selection of their biggest hits, fan favourites and Christmas cracker surprises galore.
Regarding the show frontman Justin Hawkins says, “Ok, 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!”
In addition to the virtual live-stream, VIP ticket options are available for fans which are offered in different tiers – including attending the event itself, with all social distancing requirements being met. Fans attending the show are encouraged celebrate the festivities and arrive in Christmas themed fancy dress.
Tier 1 is offering front rows seats at the show, sound check access with a band Q&A, a chance to meet the band and a signed art show poster. Tier 2 allows access to the sound check and Q&A. There is also a Virtual VIP option allowing online access to the sound check and advance submission of questions for the Q&A, which will be selected at random on show day.
People purchasing the virtual tickets outside UK/Europe can re-play the live stream once using the same link at 6pm EST/9pm PST (Dec 18th ) and 8pm ACST (19th Dec).
Here’s that ticket link again. Peep the event flyer below.