Prog Award nominees Blanket will perform their debut album, How To Let Go, underneath a spectacular 24ft replica moon in Preston's Harris Museum Art Gallery & Library on 23 February.
The Museum Of The Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
“This is exactly the kind of thing we strive to be a part of as a band,” comment bassist Matthew Sheldon. “We love playing unique venues and being part of special events like these. We like to think of our live shows as something more than just a gig, we want people to see it as an audio-visual experience, so something like this is just perfect for us. We want to make it really special so we’ll be bringing in guest musicians and a small choir so that we can do the record and all its layers justice.”
This isn't the first time the ambitious Blackpool proggers have taken on large-scale visual projects. Last year they performed the soundtrack to their own documentary film Fragments Of A Dream live via Prog's Facebook page from Dalston's Rio Cinema. They also tackled John Carpenter's legendary theme tune to his Halloween movie creating their own unique video.