Fontaines D.C. to play interactive livestream show from O2 Academy Brixton

Fontaines DC.
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Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. are the latest band to announce a livestream gig, with the added twist being that their show will be interactive. 

The Dubliners are collaborating with MelodyVR for the gig, allowing fans to prioritise footage from a range of camera angles throughout the gig, to make the experience unique to each attendee.The gig will be broadcast online on November 23.

Tickets for the livestream O2 Academy Brixton show are on sale. After purchasing a ticket, a redemption code and instructions on which to access and join the stream will be sent to the virtual attendees.

Fontaines D.C. released their second, A Hero’s Death, on July 3. The album charted at number 2 in the UK.

Coronavirus-permitting, the band are touring the UK in May 2021.

Fontaines D.C. 2021 UK tour dates:

May 01 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
May 03 Nottingham Rock City
May 04 Bath Forum
May 06 Liverpool Mountford Hall
May 07: Manchester Academy
May 08: Manchester Academy
May 10: Leicester De Montfort Hall
May 11: Leeds O2 Academy
May 12: Newcastle O2 City Hall
May 14: Glasgow Barrowland
May 15: Glasgow Barrowland
May 17: Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 18: Sheffield O2 Academy
May 20: Birmingham O2 Academy
May 21: Cardiff Great Hall
May 22: Bristol O2 Academy
May 24: Bournemouth O2 Academy
May 25: Southampton O2 Guildhall
May 27: London Alexandra Palace

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.