Deafheaven's coming 10 year anniversary tour has been postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), meaning their live album they planned to record in Chicago has also been scrapped.
Despite this, Deafheaven will still record a live set of material in the studio that spans all their albums and will release it both digitally and on vinyl. Might as well make the best of bad situation, right?
"As part of our 10 year tour, we planned to record sets in Chicago toward a live album for fans while we work on new music. However, the last 24 hours since the tour cancellation have been a whirlwind while we rearrange our year and take these losses. Touring is our sole livelihood, but we have to move forward through the unexpected. We've made some phone calls, gotten some exciting people on board and are going to give fans a glimpse of what we originally had in mind for the year while we work to reschedule tour dates. We will be live recording a set of material from all our albums and releasing it online the moment it is done. In addition, we have started a pre-order for a special Double LP release on vinyl of this material slated for later this year, along with merchandise that was to be sold on the tour. We don't even have an album cover yet. There's no press release. All I know is we're moving this into immediate action and turning this massive set-back around. We don't ask for handouts, but are hoping this special session can help generate some good energy while we all wait for the rescheduling. Thank you and more news soon. – George Clarke / Deafheaven
I also want to mention that people can Donate any amount they can spare on top of any order of Deafheaven merch if they would like to help."
Pre-order a copy here.