11E1even Group and Live From Out There have announced the initial schedule for their new “Virtual Summer Tour Series.” The mission of the summer series is to provide fans with original live music content while recreating various aspects of the concert experience on a digital platform. Today, Live From Out There announced performances by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Goose, Twiddle, Kitchen Dwellers, Aqueous, and Sunsquabi, with more artists and tours to be announced.
The multi-night virtual events will take place over the course of the summer, providing fans a chance to experience and interact with each band like never before. Each band will curate their own unique tour concept, merchandise and virtual VIP experience which could include having a drink with the band, a post-show “green room” meet-and-greet or a private dinner with the band. The “Virtual Summer Tour Series” goes beyond live performances — it aims to replicate the intrinsic sense of community concert-goers experience when attending shows in-person by providing outlets for fans to interact with the band and each other.
“With all of the uncertainty surrounding public gatherings, we look forward to providing artists with a new model for connecting with their fans in a digital space,” says Dave DiCianni of 11E1even Group. “Despite not being able to physically be in the same room, there’s a huge opportunity for artists to engage their fanbase in a truly unique and more intimate fashion than ever before, and we are excited to work with band’s in curating those experiences. Additionally, the series will provide acts and their respective crews with much needed revenue while the music industry works to determine new ways to safely host live events. “
Each act will have a different theme around their tour.
Twiddle’s Roots Tour, a celebration of the bands fifteen years as a touring act, will pay homage to several establishments that were instrumental in the band’s ascendance to the national stage. The nine original concerts will be filmed at various venues throughout the state of Vermont, including a return to Castleton University, where the band formed in 2005.
Following the postponement of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s annual festival Domefest, the band will bring their fans together for “Homefest” a uniquely curated 3-night event including 5 sets from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with other acts to be announced.
Goose will host “Summer 2020 Bingo Tour” from June 19 to June 28 live at The Goose Community Rec Center. Fans will receive digital bingo boards filled with the band’s songs and cover material. The band’s performances will be dictated by bingo balls drawn on stage as fans at home can play along for a chance to win virtual VIP opportunities and merchandise.
More information on each band’s event and tickets can be found HERE.
VIRTUAL SUMMER TOUR SERIES ANNOUNCE (MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
June 11-13 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Homefest
June 19-28 – Goose Summer 2020 – Virtual Bingo Tour
July 9-26 – Twiddle Summer 2020 – Roots Tour
July 29-30 – Kitchen Dwellers – Live From The Cabin
Aqueous: Dates TBA
Sunsquabi: Dates TBA