Leave it to Toronto-based rockers July Talk to solve the live music problem that we’ve been dealt due to COVID-19. The band has formally announced a pair of live concerts for August 12th and 13th to be held a drive-in movie theatre. The location of the theatre will be announced closer to the concert dates.
While many spring and summer album releases have been delayed due to coronavirus, July Talk are moving ahead with their planned release of their new album, Pray For It, which arrives on July 10 via Sleepless Records.
“We’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be performing live on August 12th + 13th at a Drive-In Movie Theatre near Toronto,” writes the band in their announcement today.
“We’ve been working on this idea for some time now and it feels like it’s going to be a pretty special event. The thought that we will be able to perform and feel the audience’s company again is just too much, we can’t contain our excitement. We’re going to premiere some unreleased music videos and play a full scale 90-minute live set where the audio is broadcast onto your car radio and the drive-in screens play a live multi-camera feed as well! Car horn applause anyone?!”
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SAVE THE DATE: we’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be performing live on august 12th + 13th at a Drive-In Movie Theatre near Toronto! we’ve been working on this idea for some time now and it feels like it’s going to be a pretty special event. the thought that we will be able to perform and feel your company again is just too much. we can’t contain our excitement. we’re going to premiere some unreleased music video stuff and play a full scale 90 minute live set where the audio is broadcast onto your car radio and the drive-in screens play a live multi-camera feed as well! car horn applause anyone?! due to the ever changing nature of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be putting tickets on sale until closer to the event, but if you’d like to sign up for ticket updates, click the link in our bio. we’ll also be posting lots about it here on our socials. we’re so excited we might just scream.
More info, via official release:
As Ontario emerges into the first phase of post-lockdown protocols and spring buds signal the end of a very long winter, July Talk’s announcement brings hope and optimism. Amid festival and tour cancellations, July Talk Live At A Drive-In is an ambitious and encouraging undertaking from a band that always delivers exhilarating, compelling, memorable shows.
Due to the ever-evolving nature of protocols and ongoing state of emergency in the province, no further details about ticket packages and event details will be shared at this time. The event will proceed in compliance with government health and social distancing protocols.
Pray For It tracklist
1. Identical Love
2. Good Enough
3. Life Of The Party
5. Pay For It
6. Champagne w/ James Baley + Kyla Charter
7. Friend Of Mine
8. The News
9. Governess Shadow
10. See You Thru
11. Still Sacred
Image via Lyle Bell