NEWS: Fontaines D.C. tonight from O2 Academy Brixton
Today, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have announced an interactive livestreamed event, available exclusively on MelodyVR. Returning to the scene of their biggest sold-out London headline show to date, the virtual gig will take place on 23rd November at 8.30pm GMT from the O2 Academy Brixton. Fans around the globe will be able to experience the performance from the iconic London venue, and choose from multiple camera angles to make the show their own. They can look forward to a never-repeated night of impassioned literary punk, featuring tracks from the band’s critically acclaimed new album A Hero’s Death and their breakthrough debut Dogrel. Fontaines D.C.: "Brixton was one of the last places we played to an audience and it was a really special show for us. It's a weird thing to be playing a show to an empty room, regardless of the size or esteem of it. Maybe even more so because of that. Hopefully though with you there we can get back some kind of ghost of that feeling, even if it's not quite the same." This ticketed event will be viewable through the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets, and will be available to watch across the UK, USA, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Fontaines D.C. are frequently described as one of the best new bands of our time. Their new album, A Hero’s Death, has been one of the best-received records of 2020 so far, debuting at #2 in the UK charts (behind only Taylor Swift). Far from a re-hash of their swaggering 2019 debut Dogrel, A Hero’s Death arrives battered and bruised - albeit beautiful, with songs that are patient, confident, and heady takes on the modern world and its great uncertainty. Tickets are on sale now via the band’s website HERE Fontaines D.C. at O2 Academy Brixton is exclusively available to experience on MelodyVR. To be part of the live experience, download the MelodyVR app at on.melodyvr.com/app. After purchasing a ticket, a redemption code and simple instructions on joining the stream will be sent.