Like many artists, CELLAR DARLING have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdown measures and show cancellations. Rather than giving in or just asking for money without offering something in return, they’ve announced a campaign where they will provide exclusive content to fans straight from their own homes and rehearsal space, culminating in a live-streamed performance at Lucerne’s Soundfarm Studio.
The live stream will take place on 3 May at 20:00 CEST | 19:00 BST | 14:00 EDT | 11:00 PDT | 15:00 BRT | 21:00 MSK | 03:00 JST | 02:00 SGT. Fans will be able to watch at www.cellardarling.com/live-at-soundfarm
Throughout the campaign, fans can contribute by donating directly to the band. The stream itself is ‘pay-what-you-want’ and will also be available for free for those who can’t afford to contribute.
The band comment:
“There’s no beating around the bush: we need your help. The recent cancellation of our European tour follows that of our shows in February and March. This means that we, like many artists and self-employed entertainment professionals, face massive expenses and a total loss of income of at least three months.
But it’s not just artists who suffer, but all of you, too. Everyone’s life is being impacted, and we think it’s time for some positive distraction on the interwebs. That’s why we are going to set up our gear at Anna’s studio and play for you in your living rooms on 3 May 2020!
We’ve also come up with some ideas to shorten the wait, creativity being our main area of expertise. We will launch a “lockdown content” page on the 5 April featuring solo performances, playthroughs, interviews, and more —we might even be taking some requests…
Let’s make the best of a bad situation by doing something positive together: rocking out, while staying at home!”
—- CELLAR DARLING‘s latest album, “The Spell” will be completely visualised with animated music videos to present the whole story of the albumin the enchanting and unmistakable style of Costin Chioreanu’s visual imagination. The remaining videos will be released later this year to complete the story so far.
—- CELLAR DARLING‘s latest album The Spell is available on all digital platforms as well as in physical collector’s editions version as a 2LP black vinyl or a limited edition 2CD digibook featuring an audiobook of Anna narrating the story of the record: http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell
CELLAR DARLING are: Anna Murphy – vocals, hurdy-gurdy, multi-instrumentalist Merlin Sutter – drums Ivo Henzi – guitars, bass
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