GRAMMY-nominated hard rock band UNDEROATH are kicking off UNDEROATH: OBSERVATORY, an epic livestream concert series that will unfold over a three-week period this month. The first show is set for tonight, 8 p.m. ET, Friday, July 17, 2020.
Fans can purchase tickets for each show here.
Underoath have also partnered with some of their favorite independent promoters and venues — including Danny Wimmer Presents; Third String Productions (Texas); Chain Reaction (SoCal); Psyko Steve Presents (Arizona); Mike Thrasher Presents (Portland/Seattle); Liberation (South America); Destroy All Lines ( Australia); and Opus Live (Paris) — to present these events. The band has teamed up with over 30 promoters and venues for this series.
Every ticket sold through these partnerships will give $5 of the $15 ticket to the local promoter to bring some additional support to the clubs who helped Underoath start their career. This will be the first revenue many of these clubs have seen since early March.
The band says, “Our goal is to educate more artists that we all benefit when we bring the local independent promoters into this new live streaming ecosystem. We hope this will help artists better reach their fans and allow some promoters to get back to doing the great work they do.”
For UNDEROATH: OBSERVATORY, the band will perform a show per week, which will be broadcast from a secret location that will include a groundbreaking new stage design utilizing full touring production exclusively built for these online performances. The shows will be produced in association with Bandsintown. Each week will feature a full album performance, which will take place at 8 p.m. ET Friday. The series kicks off with the Grammy nominated Lost In The Sound of Separation, followed by the gold-selling Define the Great Line, and wrapping with They’re Only Chasing Safety, which also achieved Gold status.
Additionally, each record will be reissued on vinyl and there will also be accompanying merch drops.
“We’ve always been a live band so this is a big deal for us,” the band said upon announcing the digital residency. ‘We’ve never attempted something of this scope so tackling it has been a big undertaking, but also exciting. It’s a different arena for sure, but I think this will be something that changes how we approach our live shows from here on out. We can’t wait to see what happens….We’ll do it live.”
The full show schedule is as follows.
- Friday, July 17: Lost In The Sound of Separation
- Friday, July 24: Define the Great Line
- Friday, July 31: They’re Only Chasing Safety
Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for “On My Teeth” and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. The band also toured arenas with Breaking Benjamin in Spring 2019 and hit sheds with Alice In Chains and Korn that summer. Ultimately, Erase Me represented a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard “Top Hard Rock Albums Chart” at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned “On My Teeth,” “Rapture,” “Wake Me,” and the Top 15 active rock single “ihateit,” which have cumulatively tallied over 30 million streams in a few months’ time.