MUSIC NEWS: Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum Announce Exclusive Live Stream Show
Photo Credit: Vesa Ranta (Insomnuim) and Jari Heino (Omnium Gatherum)
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have announced a special live stream show on Friday 10th April, in co-operation with East Coast Events, AK Sound & Music Service, livevideo.fi and Framenoir. The bands were forced to cancel their ongoing North American tour due to COVID-19.
“If someone had asked me to do a livestream with ticket sales two weeks ago, my answer would’ve been ‘hell no’. But the world changes, apparently really fast, when you’re in quarantine,” comments Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala. “Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum double trouble North American tour went pretty bad with the cancellation and the country (=WORLD!) shutting down right after we arrived at the airport to New York City… So this is what we can offer back for now, before this tour can be rescheduled sometime next year, hopefully. After staring two weeks on the wall inside four walls at home quarantine, I have discovered a hellish urge to go back on stage and play. Even if it would be an empty hall and pose for the camera eyes only, but to play with my booyas as live in concert as we can at the moment!
“With this stream production we try to help the cultural field, concert promoting, our own crew, local entertainment companies and a bit also, our poor ourselves, as cancellation of the gigs and tours destroyed our income. Thanks for the huge support to our beloved fans!”
Both Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum will be performing live on 10th April, with viewers able to comment and react on the performance in real time. There will also be the opportunity to chat live with the band members during changeovers.
Global premiere times are as follows:
Brisbane (AUS) – 02:00 AEST
Tokyo (JP) – 01:00 JST
Taipei (TW) – 00:00 CST
Dubai (UAE) – 20:00 GST
Helsinki (FI) – 19:00 EEST
Berlin (GER) – 18:00 CEST
London (UK) – 17:00 BST
New York (USA) – 12:00 EDT
Houston (USA) – 11:00 CDT
Calgary (CAN) – 10:00 MDT
Los Angeles (USA) – 09:00 PDT