Scots band Skerryvore are set to play their first gig in over six months, having been faced with over 70 cancelled shows this year.
The band will live stream a socially distanced performance to a global audience from Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery on Saturday September 5.
World-renowned for their barnstorming performances that feed off the energy of the crowd, it’s likely to be a rather different show to those the band have been used to.
Founding member Daniel Gillespie said: “This has been a really tough time for so many people, not least those who financially rely on the creative and entertainment industry.
“I look around and so many people in our sector are trying to find a way to continue to deliver high quality musical performances while trying to sustain some kind of living from the sector.
“Our number one priority will always be our fans and that is why we wanted to ensure our first live entertainment offering in over 6 months was the best it could possibly be with not only a live gig but also a virtual tour of this exciting new distillery, along with a live Q&A with the band and exclusive merchandise.
“It’s been a real challenge putting it all together as it’s so different than any other gig we have done before, both musically and logistically, but we are so excited about the final product and we can’t wait to hear the feedback and see how it is received.”
The show, which follows the release of the band’s latest album Live Across Scotland, will be available to watch live, with ticketing details available at skerryvore.com.
There will be no fixed cost per view, with fans invited to ‘pay what you want’ for their ticket as well as access to exclusive merchandise and content.
As well as the show, Skerryvore’s Daniel and Martin Gillespie will walk fans through the tour, with venue manager Alistair MacDonald offering his whisky expertise while sharing the rich history of the location.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers founder and whisky connoisseur Stuart Cassells will be hosting a Live Q&A with the band, taking questions from fans online and digging deeper into the pre and post-gig rituals of the prolific eight-piece band as well as hearing what they’ve been up to during lockdown.
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