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Saturday 10 October 2020

Live In The Internet: Glass Animals Swap The Stage For A One-Time Only Virtual Gig Experience

Having used the internet as their playground in pioneering ways for the last six months, Glass Animals have decided to reimagine their live show to create a one-time-only virtual gig/experience. 
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Due to broadcast on the 15th October 2020, the show will feature a full band performance, special guests and creative fan interaction – all in a virtual space that could only have been conjured by Glass Animals.

Frontman Dave Bayley said: 

"I think ninety percent of a live concert"s atmosphere comes from the crowd. 

"It's about that togetherness and everyone getting on the same level and everyone in the room being part of the same thing. 

"It's impossible to create that same feeling on the internet. That's why people still go to sports matches instead of just watching on the TV. 

"That atmosphere doesn't exist on the internet but…the internet is good for interacting in a different way. 

"It's the most powerful thing in the world. You can do things on the internet that you can't do in real life. It is a new type of performance space. 


"Just like you'd perform and interact differently in a tiny club to how you'd perform in a stadium…you have to interact differently on the web.   

"Gaming and social media have pioneered the way people do this, and how people enjoy the internet. 

"I think there"s a way to pull some of that cleverness into a streamed music event. 

"So, we're going to try to do something with that in mind, instead of just performing live to a totally empty room. 

"We did that like every day on our first tour when we started the band and it's really not so fun!"

Live In The Internet will be the first time Glass Animals are able to properly celebrate the release of new album Dreamland. 

Tickets to 'Live In The Internet' go on general sale at 9am on Friday 25th September 2020.  They will be available HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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