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GirlTrek Photo Curtsey of Jewel Bush

GirlTrek Virtual Celebration

GirlTrek, the largest health movement and nonprofit for Black women in the United States, is officially now a sisterhood of 1 MILLION Black women – and counting!

To celebrate mobilizing 1 million Black women to use radical self-care and walking as the first practical step to leading healthier, more fulfilled lives, GirlTrek is hosting the biggest party for Black women 2020 has seen on Sunday, November 29th at 7 p.m. EST on GirlTrek’s Facebook LIVE

It will be a moment of gratitude and reflection centered in a celebration of our stories — the brilliant displays of uprising, change-making, freedom-claiming Black women. Women that have one by one, neighborhood by neighborhood, powered and propelled this movement to a literal unleashing of 1 million Black women! Together, we have been walking and building this movement for a decade. There’s no way in the world that we’d let this landmark moment pass without rejoicing.

The one-and-only D-Nice is set to spin. Performances include India Arie, Baby Rose, poet Aja Monet, and Tawiah.  

GirlTrek is the most effective public health solution in the country. GirlTrek was co-founded by two friends, T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison. Over the years, the organization, which originally began as an email walking challenge among friends, expanded to a nationwide movement inspiring radical healing and health transformation among Black women. 

Based on membership data collection, in 2019, 26% of GirlTrek members reported taking less medication after committing to a daily walking practice; 61% of women lost weight since the previous year; 40% of women continued to see improvement in symptoms from a previous health condition and 98% of those who have been diagnosed with depression said walking has improved their symptoms. 

Join a sisterhood of 1 million — and growing —  by taking the pledge at GirlTrek.org. GirlTrek is free to join. Check out GirlTrek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Tuska Utopia combines a travel show with metal music

While music and travel industries are suffering from the lockdown and people around the globe have fewer opportunities to enjoy concerts and fulfil their wanderlust, Tuska Utopia offers a new way of experiencing both of these. The concept sees Finnish artists performing and audiences embarking on a journey to intriguing landscapes in the global home of heavy metal, from church ruins to disused gasometers.

Combining an entertaining travel show, one-of-a-kind metal concerts and state-of-the-art music video aesthetics, Tuska Utopia will receive its premiere this November. The concept is created and produced by the team behind Tuska Festival, the biggest metal festival in the Nordic region, and it takes audiences on a journey to some of the most exceptional landscapes in Finland. Each hour-long episode includes a concert, an interview with the artists and a tour of the location in the spirit of a travel show. Watch season 1 trailer here.

The first season comprises of three episodes. Industrial metal powerhouse Turmion Kätilöt will perform at the Suvilahti gasometer in Helsinki on 13 November, power metal band Battle Beast at a secret stone castle on 20 November, and cello metal sensations Apocalyptica at the church ruins in Pälkäne on 27 November. Tickets to all three episodes have already gone on sale.

Tuska Utopia is hosted by Samy Elbanna from the thrash metal band Lost Society and directed by Taku Kaskela, a household name behind many music videos and TV productions.

“The series takes the visuality of gigs to a whole new level. It was a real dream for a director like me to get the opportunity to create new utopian worlds through music and light design for soulscapes that are so familiar to us Finns,” Kaskela says.

“The power of Tuska Utopia stems from the curating between the artists and locations, which creates a story, a tension and a theme that connects all the concerts in the series. The name of the series itself acts as a kind of reading guide, as each episode reveals an actual existing place in the Finnish landscape, as well as a fantasy world created especially for the series,” adds Jenni Kääriäinen, Artistic Director of Tuska Utopia.

“This is not just a way to replace live concerts”

Tuska Utopia aims to offer unique experiences, as well as to create new opportunities between the fields of music and travel. While both industries are suffering from a worldwide lockdown, Tuska Utopia enables people to enjoy both activities in a new way.

“This is not just a way to replace live concerts now that so many events are on hold. We hope to succeed in creating a new crossover culture that I can easily see continuing along its own path also after the crisis is over,” says Eeka Mäkynen, Executive Producer of Tuska Utopia.

The artists featured in the programme all have well-established global fan bases, so the English-language series is expected to attract interest around the world.

“Finland has already been called the global home of heavy metal, with more metal bands per capita than anywhere else in the world, and this country definitely has a strange appeal. Tuska Utopia is a dive into the deep end of the Finnish metal soulscape, a place where your feet can no longer touch the bottom. Welcome along!” Mäkynen invites.

Tuska Utopia

Friday 13 November 2020 at 9pm UTC +2, Turmion kätilöt, Suvilahti gas holder, Helsinki (available for purchase until 15 Nov at 9 pm UTC +2)

Friday 20 November 2020 at 9pm UTC +2, Battle Beast, secret stone castle (available for purchase until 22 Nov at 9 pm UTC +2)

Friday 27 November 2020 at 9pm UTC +2, Apocalyptica, the ruins of the Church of St. Michael, Pälkäne (available for purchase until 29 Nov at 9 pm UTC +2)

The episodes are available worldwide on SemiLive’s platform. The price of each stream is €14.90, which includes viewing rights for 48 hours. Special Tuska Utopia merchandise is available on Tuska’s web shop. Ticket holders are entitled to a discount on Utopia Collection items with a promotion code provided with the ticket.

In cooperation with Helsingin Sanomat, Sinebrychoff, Genelec and Varusteleka. Powered by SemiLive.

Lil Nas X illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 magazine

Virtual Concert f/ Lil Nas X

Roblox And Two-Time Grammy Award Winner Lil Nas X Unite For Groundbreaking First-Ever Virtual Concert On The Platform
The Columbia Records artist and musical phenomenon will give the performance debut of his new single in a revolutionary music experience with all-new technology exclusively on Roblox

Roblox, a global online platform bringing millions of people together through play, announced today a partnership with Columbia Records and record-breaking artist Lil Nas X to launch the first-ever, exclusive virtual concert on the Roblox platform. Lil Nas X will perform his upcoming new single “HOLIDAY” live for the first time, along with some of his most popular hits, in this innovative and fully immersive concert experience for Roblox users worldwide to enjoy. Roblox will open the first of three free concert showings at 1 p.m. PST on Saturday, November 14th.

“We’re throwing the biggest virtual concert of 2020, and I hope everybody in the world can come check it out,” said Lil Nas X. “I feel very lucky to be the first artist to ever do this on Roblox. We had so much fun putting this together for my fans, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

The concert will feature a set of stages, all inspired by Lil Nas X’s songs and music videos, that are using the latest shadowing, lighting, and physically based rendering (PBR) facial recognition technologies available on the Roblox platform. The entire experience is designed to give Roblox users and Lil Nas X fans a unique way to discover and enjoy music together with their friends and connect with their favorite artist like never before.

In addition to the concert experience, Roblox and Columbia Records will also be showing a Q&A with the artist that will be streamed inside the concert venue starting with the preshow at 4 p.m. PST on Friday, November 13th.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Columbia Records to bring Lil Nas X fans and the Roblox community together in an entirely new way,” said Jon Vlassopulos, Global Head of Music at Roblox. “This concert with Lil Nas X will transport players and their friends into the Metaverse, and bring to life the future of what immersive, social experiences can look like.”

“Columbia Records is always driven to find new and innovative ways for our storied artists to share their creative vision,” said Ryan Ruden, SVP, Experiential Marketing and Business Development for Columbia Records. “This partnership is an exciting opportunity to share Lil Nas X’s new music with over 150 million kids and teens globally through this first-ever high-fidelity concert experience on Roblox.”

New Roblox users will need to create an account to access the concert venue. The venue features mini games and other activities that users can explore between now and the first preshow event on Friday, November 13. There will also be a virtual store offering an exclusive merch capsule with a variety of accessories, emotes, and fashion-forward Lil Nas X avatar bundles that emulate the thematic style of each song performed during the concert experience. Existing Roblox users can enter the concert venue today.

PRESHOW: Q&A SESSION + EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES + SCAVENGER HUNT
Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PST

CONCERT SHOWTIMES
Main Show – Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm PST
Asia Show – Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 pm PST
Europe Show – Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am PST

About Roblox
Roblox’s mission is to bring the world together through play. Every month, more than 150 million people around the world have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive digital experiences. All of these experiences are built by the Roblox community, made up of over two million creators. We believe in building a safe, civil, and diverse community—one that inspires and fosters creativity and positive relationships between people around the world. For more information, please visit corp.roblox.com.

About Columbia Records
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X is a Grammy award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He rose to fame in 2019 when his genre-shattering hit song “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus went viral and became the longest running #1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history. Dubbed “an internationally recognized phenomenon” by Billboard, Lil Nas X and the Diamond-certified song have been recognized with various major awards from several areas of the music industry, including two Grammys. He has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine (among many others), was named one of TIME’s 25 most influential people on the Internet, one of Billboard’s 21 Under 21, and was also included on Forbes’ 2020 30 under 30 list. After releasing his highly-successful EP 7 in 2019, which features 5x Platinum single “Panini” and Platinum song “Rodeo,” Lil Nas X is currently at work on his debut album.

Mad Zoo x Stratosfest

Today, leading force in the digital concert movement Mad Zoo Events has announced the full lineup to their Minecraft festival, Stratosfest. Slated for October 23 and 24 with the startup’s most impressive lineup to date, the immersive event will feature a never-before-seen skybound Minecraft realm, live VJ-controlled visuals, and interactive mini-games.

Stratosfest attendees can expect exclusive sets from world class artists including Anjunabeats figureheads Above & Beyond, Flashover Recordings’ Ferry Corsten, global legend ilan Bluestone, progressive trance duo Tritonal, Organized Nature founders Gabriel & Dresden, hit-maker Darude, rising-star Qrion, and mau5trap mainstay ATTLAS. Stratosfest also sheds light on some of the industry’s most talented up-and-comers, with additional sets from Olan, Jordin Post, No Mana, and Hellbound.

Grammy-nominated producer Mat Zo, who is also head of Mad Zoo Events, is treating attendees to a special set with tracks from his much anticipated, full-length album, Illusion of Depth. The album releases October 9th on Anjunabeats, and covers a lot of ground sonically with 90’s warehouse techno, jungle, D&B, filter house, and even cinematic rock.

The Mad Zoo Events team stand as pioneers within the Minecraft event landscape. Statosfest follows the success of the brand’s Mat Zo and Friends, Hospitality: In The Void, and Mad Zoo: In The Void, each of which solidified the team as leaders in developing and executing music experiences on the platform. All three of the events featured live streamed audio from top producers, reality-defying stages, and massive multiplayer infrastructures, which will be built upon for the Stratosfest production.

“Pure luck brought our team together. Everyone’s unique skill sets and experiences have amounted to the dream team. We’re all perfectly suited for this, as artists, gamers, programmers and fans. It all feels like it was meant to be. After producing 3 successful Minecraft festivals, it feels really great to be able to go bigger than I ever dreamt for the 4th edition. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work with such a skilled team, and with artists who I admire. Every event we put on is a step up from the last, but Stratosfest is by far the biggest step up we’ve taken so far. I can’t wait to share what we have in store for everyone.” – Mat Zo

Mad Zoo Events will continue to partner with one of the most trusted names in gaming and eSports, MSI GAMING, along with the world’s largest music loyalty platform, Unitea, and live event technical solutions company, Cucumber Productions. With these partnerships, Mad Zoo Events have been able to accomplish their ambitious goals in both gaming and music, and will now help bring fans one of the most cutting edge Minecraft festivals ever produced.

Electronic music has been a driving force in shaping festival culture over the last three decades, and as the live event world is radically shaken and re-shaped by COVID-19, Stratosfest will help define what a festival will look like in 2020 and beyond.

Stratosfest Full Lineup
Above & Beyond
Attlas
Darude
Ferry Corsten
Gabriel & Dresden
Hellbound
ilan Bluestone
Jordin Post
Mat Zo
No Mana
Olan
Qrion
Tritonal

Tickets on sale now: https://www.madzoo.events

General Admission: $12 USD (Approx. £9.4GBP, €10.2EUR)
VIP Admission: $15 USD (Approx. £11.7GBP, €12.8EUR)
Campsite Upgrade: $4 USD (Approx. £3.1GBP, €3.4EUR)
64 $ynths Refill: $2 or (Approx. £1.5GBP , €1.7EUR)

*Limited time Early Bird discount is available until Oct 10th.

We’ll be holding virtual artists meet-and-greet in the campsite and you’ll gain immediate access if you purchased a VIP Admission to the Mad Zoo Campsite where you can play and build with the rest of the fans!

Already have campsite access from previous Mad Zoo Events shows? Your access to the new Campsite 2.0 will be retained!
Check what’s new on Mad Zoo Campgrounds wiki page https://wiki.madzoo.events/

James Bay

James Bay – Chew On My Heart

Today, three-time Grammy-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist James Bay shares an acoustic version of his latest single “Chew On My Heart.”

“Chew On My Heart” continues to make waves. It vaulted to the Top 40 of Hot AC and Triple A, gathered nearly 9 million global streams, and entered rotation at BBC Radio 1. Rolling Stone noted it as a “Song You Need to Know” and wrote, “If ‘Chew On My Heart’ is any indication of what his forthcoming album is going to sound like, it seems like the musician is taking his sound in a more positive direction.

In talking about the song, Bay noted, “‘Chew On My Heart’ is a great example of releasing something positive about myself publicly for the first time,” he reveals. “It’s an outpouring of love, and that’s a huge theme across this new music. When I come home from tour, I burst through the door and throw my arms around my girl, and she’ll just say, ‘Okay, relax, cool’,” he laughs. “It’s cheesy, but I wrote it from that perspective. It’s the opposite of being guarded.”

Bay has remained busy during quarantine. Recently, James performed a virtual concert on YouTube in support of #SaveOurVenues, the UK crowd fundraiser started to protect music venues at risk for permanent closure due to COVID-19. In addition, James performed “Chew On My Heart” on The TODAY Show and the first full band performance of the song on Mahogany Sessions. Stay tuned for Bay’s upcoming album and tune into his free guitar lessons via Instagram Live on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Sing Illustration by Mina Tocalini

TWICE: World In A Day Concert

K-Pop Superstars TWICE host a live virtual concert, “Beyond Live – TWICE: World In A Day”

As the music industry continues to innovate within the world of live touring, international K-Pop phenomenon and Republic Records recording artists, TWICE, hosted an online concert this past weekend. The virtual show was loaded with full on-stage production, elaborate costume changes, and state-of-the-art visuals to match. Called Beyond LIVE – TWICE: World in A Day,the 90-minute set was shot live, and featured some of the group’s biggest hits. You can watch a preview of the concert here.

Marking the group’s first official concert since their 2019 World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, the live-streamed “World in A Day” event that had viewers from 126+ countries. The event was streamed with Beyond LIVE, an online concert platform, where fans can join from all over the globe without any limitation of time and space.

About TWICE:

TWICE first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH”, and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won Song of the Year at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. In the same year, TWICE was included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report and was the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and were also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. Since then, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars, having released a number of consecutive hits including “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker”, “What is Love?”, “Dance The Night Away”, “YES or YES”, “FANCY”, “Feel Special”, and “MORE & MORE.” Each of these music videos have accumulated a whopping average of 200 – 480 million views to date.

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Toyta Apex illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Toyota × Lollapalooza

Lolla2020, a favored Toyota partner, kicks off their free four-night broadcast concert event this Thursday, July 30 at 5pm CT, exclusively live on YouTube – featuring performances from 135+ artists including Chance The Rapper, OutKast, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Kehlani, Alabama Shakes, Run The Jewels, LCD Soundsystem and many more!

This year, Lolla2020 is also proud to partner with and raise awareness for the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative, and When We All Vote.

Dates: July 30th -August 2nd, 2020

Event Address: lollapalooza.com and youtube.com/lollapalooza

Festival Hours: Broadcast begins today at 5pm CT

Additionally, for the past eight years, the Toyota Music Den at Lollapalooza has set the stage for emerging artists. This year, as part of the virtual Lolla2020 music experience, the Toyota Music Den will feature an artist each night.

Details on the Toyota Music Den-featured artists are in the alert below as well as information on a sweepstakes with the grand prize being two, 4-day Platinum Tickets to Lollapalooza 2021, flights, hotel suite and an all-new 2021 Corolla Apex.

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DaBaby illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

DaBaby – Rockstar

After ruling the Billboard Hot 100 with three top ten appearances last week, DaBaby’s commanding lead on the music industry continues. For a sixth week, the Charlotte juggernaut holds captive the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 with his bruising single “ROCKSTAR” featuring Roddy Ricch. Along with this remarkable feat, Baby also becomes the first artist ever to notch five consecutive No. 1 records on Urban Radio.

For fans feverishly clamoring for the return of their favorite rap superhero, this Saturday (July 25), they can watch the prolific MC storm back to his domain and dominate the stage with his arsenal of hits. Set to be his first show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DaBaby will perform in Chicago for the Headlights Festival: A Live Drive-In Concert Experience amongst his biggest supporters in The Windy City. Along with the drive-in exhibition, fans longing to see Baby in action can also access the live stream show HERE for $4.99. Set to broadcast worldwide at 5 pm EST, Baby will be in performance-mode, blazing through his album Blame It on Baby, and also his blistering single “ROCKSTAR.”

With a staggering 11 billion global streams across his three Interscope albums, DaBaby’s sizzling success first dates back to his 2018 effort Baby On Baby, which spent 72 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, including 43 weeks in the top 50. He immediately torpedoed back to prominence in 2019 with his Billboard 200 No. 1 album KIRK. His sophomore attempt spent 42 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, including 38 weeks in the top 50. His most recent album, 2020’s Blame it On Baby, remains a fierce contender on the Billboard 200 as well, residing on the chart for 13 consecutive weeks, having yet to exit from the top ten.

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Sing Illustration by Mina Tocalini

To All The Music

Awesomeness Films, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, and Capitol Records today announced To All The Music, a virtual concert event celebrating the vinyl release of the To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You original soundtrack, premiering on Saturday, July 18, at 5 p.m. PT on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel.

Hosted by Lana Condor, who stars as Lara Jean Covey in the Netflix film, To All The Music will bring the movie’s cast and musical artists together to perform hit songs from the soundtrack and give fans an inside scoop behind the music and movie, spilling secrets and surprises along the way. The special will also feature original ‘love letters’ to give fans exclusive insights about the songs created for the film. In addition, Awesomeness is partnering with Save The Music Foundation to help raise money toward restoring public school music programs across the country. Throughout the special, viewers will learn about Save The Music’s mission and be invited to donate through the YouTube stream if they wish.

Awesomeness is also making a $55,000 donation to fund a J Dilla Music Technology Grant at a high school in the U.S. Said Condor, “Playing Lara Jean has brought so much joy to my life and a huge part of what makes our To All The Boys universe so special is the music. I’m so excited to bring together the cast, musical artists and our amazing fans to celebrate the songs behind To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and share some fun surprises too, all for a great cause!”

Cast appearances for To All The Music will include Anna Cathcart (Kitty), Janel Parrish (Margot), Madeleine Arthur (Chris), Trezzo Mahoro (Lucas), Emilija Baranac (Genevieve) and Sarayu Blue (Trina). Remote performances will include: Lana Condor and Anthony De La Torre – cover, “I Like Me Better” by Lauv Janel Parrish – cover, “About Love” by Marina Chaz Cardigan – “As I’ll Ever Be” Cyn – “I Can’t Believe” The New Respects – “You Should Be Dancing” Ashe – “Moral of the Story” Bad Child – “Candy” Anna of the North – “Lovers” Bahari – “Crashing” Music supervision by Laura Webb and Lindsay Wolfington. To All The Music is produced by Awesomeness and Skipper Creative. The special is part of Awesomeness’s Summer of Awesomeness multi-platform initiative, which provides Gen Z entertainment and engagement all summer long from the safety of home.

Recently-announced shows include What It’s Like, a monthly Gen Z discussion series, IGTV series Spark The Convo, which addresses timely topics like allyship, implicit bias and coming out; and new episodes of ATV Daily Report, which covers the pop culture space through a Gen Z lens. More new shows to be announced in the coming weeks.

About Capitol Music Group (CMG)

CMG is comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Motown Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, and Capitol Christian Music Group, as well as Capitol Studios and the company’s independent distribution and label services arm, Caroline. Capitol Music Group is based in Hollywood, California in the iconic Capitol Tower. Artists that record for CMG labels include: Erykah Badu, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Bee Gees, Jon Bellion, Rosanne Cash, Christine and the Queens, City Girls, Fletcher, Neil Diamond, Halsey, Don Henley, Hillsong United, Niall Horan, Tori Kelly, KEM, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, Charles Lloyd, tobyMac, Paul McCartney, Migos, NE-YO, NF, Norah Jones, Queen Naija, Katy Perry, Gregory Porter, Maggie Rogers, Calum Scott, Bob Seger, Tiana Major9, Troye Sivan and Chris Tomlin. For the U.S.: Bastille, Disclosure, Empire Of The Sun, MNEK, and Sam Smith. About Save The Music Save The Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps students, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. Founded in 1997, Save The Music partners with school districts and raises funds to restore music programs in public schools. Since inception, we have donated over $58 million worth of new musical instruments and technology to over 2,159 schools in 276 school districts around the country–impacting the lives of countless students. Learn more about us and our efforts HERE.

About Awesomeness 

A subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is a media company focused on serving the global Gen Z audience through its digital publishing, film, and television studio divisions. Awesomeness has become the destination for youth culture, cultivating a loyal audience with hit programming on the world’s biggest streaming services including Netflix (smash-hit film series “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “Trinkets”) and Hulu (Emmy® award-winning “Zac & Mia”, Emmy® nominee “Pen15”), along with the company’s immensely popular short-form programs on YouTube (“Brent Rivera’s Dream Vacation,” “My Dream Quinceañera,” “Malibu Surf”), that garner hundreds of millions of views. As a leading media brand, Awesomeness’ worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social, and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.

music Ivory Rowen illustration for 360 Magazine.

James Bay Live Stream in London

In support of the Save Our Venues campaign and to follow the release of his new single ‘Chew On My Heart’, James Bay will return to the stage in London to perform a 45 minute live set which will be streamed worldwide for fans to enjoy on July 16th, 2020.

A different kind of live performance in a post Covid-19 world, the stream will be broadcast on James Bay’s official YouTube channel, currently home to 1.73 million subscribers and 927 million video views.

It will be a fundraiser with direct donation links to Save Our Venues, the official music industry crowdfunder started to protect UK grassroots music venues at risk of permanent closure due to Covid-19.

Born in Hitchin and having extensively toured venues on the UK music scene whilst building his career, this is a cause which is extremely close to James’ heart. On his motivation to support the cause, James says: “Big or small, spending time honing your craft and performing in venues is vital on the journey to becoming a successful touring and recording artist. We must never live in a world where live music venues don’t exist. They are as important for the artist as they are for the countless visitors and of course the dedicated staff that devote themselves to running those rooms like clockwork. Venues offer a joy, an escape and a magic you just don’t experience through a screen or even through a stereo speaker. At all costs, we must save our venues.”

The stream will be open to everyone, unticketed with optional donations. The fundraiser page will be live on announce and donations will be open from Monday 13th during the countdown to the stream. After the live performance, the video will be accessible to watch back from James’ YouTube channel going forward, though the ability to donate will close on Monday 20th July.