Code Orange to Live Stream Audience-Free Record Release Show
Code Orange’s excellent new album, Underneath, is out today on Roadrunner (read our review), and the band was all set to celebrate tomorrow with a record release show at the Roxian Theatre in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA…
…except, it probably goes without saying at this point, that the show has been postponed because of the coronavirus. Which is obviously a major bummer…
…except that the band is making the best of a bad situation: they’ll still be playing the show at the Roxian, without an audience but with full production, and they’ll be live streaming it on their Twitch channel! They’ve dubbed the events Last Ones Left: Fear of the End, which is appropriately apocalyptic-sounding.
In a weird way, this is actually good news for those of us who wouldn’t have been attending the show — now we all get to experience it. Yes, half the fun of a metal show comes from the energy of the crowd, and this will definitely make moshing harder (although not necessarily impossible, depending on the layout of your home). Still, it’s a commendable move on the band’s part, and will be especially appreciated given that many, if not most, of us are gonna be stuck at home anyway. Now at least you know you’ll have something entertaining to do on Saturday night.
To sweeten the deal, the band says that “You will also be able to purchase the exclusive merch and record release records that we were sitting on for the show.” Given that it might be months before the band is able to tour again, I’m sure they’d appreciate your support.
You can watch the show tomorrow (March 14) at this link starting at 9 pm EDT. The band’s official statement on the matter can be read below.