FACED by the reality that any chance of getting some gigs under their belt for 2020 was vanishing like a mirage, Austin, TX guitar deities …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have gone some way to assuaging our collective need by announcing a trio of live-stream shows, with a date especially for the UK and Europe to begin at 8pm UK and 9pm Central European Time this Friday, August 7th.
The band released their tenth studio set, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories earlier this year and had arranged a year on tour not only to promote the storming new set, but also to celebrate the band’s quarter-century. We need not delve much further into what laid wrack and ruin to those best-laid plans.
Dusting themselves down, …Trail of Dead will present a unique one-hour set built around requests by fans for a handful of tracks rarely played live, if at all; and of course, some classic live favourites.
The first, American date was held last Friday, July 31st, from which 20% of ticket sales realised were to go to the venues they would have played this year.
To get tickets for this Friday’s show for the UK and Europe, visit www.trailofdead.com/livestream. There’ll also be exclusive merch.
The final show of the round of three, to be held on August 14th, will see a 20% donation going to a group of US independent record stores, including all 34 of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores End Of An Era in Austin, Texas; Luna Music in Indianapolis; Young Ones in Kutztown, Philadelphia and Daddy Kool in St Petersburg, Florida.
While your mind turns to all thoughts …Trail of Dead, watch the video for “Something Like This”, from the new album, below.
You can order …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s X: The Godless Void and Other Stories here.