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Deafheaven Announce Live Album Plans In Wake Of Coronavirus-Related Tour Postponement


Faced with the postponement of their 10 year anniversary tour with Deafheaven, Inter Arma, Greet Death and All Your Sisters amid Coronavirus concerns, Deafheaven have revealed some of the plans they had in place for that tour and what they intend to do going forward.

Originally the group intended to record their now postponed March 24th and 25th dates in Chicago, IL for a live album. Instead, the group will now be recording a live set elsewhere with plans to release it digitally this year with a vinyl release to follow.

Pre-orders for the latter are available via Hello Merch and Evil Greed, with it planned to ship in August/September.

A statement issued on the matter reads:

“We are trying to make the best of a hugely difficult situation. It is extremely hard for bands to have to ask for help so we wanted to offer something special in return. We have just launched a Worldwide pre-order at and in Europe at to a special double LP vinyl of what was to be the 10 Year tour sets.

Ordering it will really help them to recover some of the lost income. We are also making all the new tour merch available along with a Sunbather Tablature book we had planned to surprise people with later. We have also added a donation option at checkout at Hello Merch should you want to help further. Thank you, and please take care of each other out there. – Cathy (Mgmt) / Sargent House & Sargent House Europe


Below is a message from George on behalf of the band.

“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 cancelation 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 digitally. 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”

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