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Ringo Starr, Slash to perform at virtual (DE)TOUR show


Agence France-Presse

 /  Wed, August 12, 2020  /  10:09 pm

The star-studded virtual concert, organized by Morrison Hotel Gallery and Rolling Live Studios, will be streamed on Saturday, Aug. 15 via the YouTube channel for Rolling Live.

(DE)TOUR will be hosted by Spotify’s Global Head of Rock Allison Hagendorf and American TV personality Matt Pinfield.

The day-long festivities will feature remote performances from Ringo Starr, Slash, David Johansen, Cheap Trick, Macy Gray, Billy Gibbons, Linda Perry, Darryl McDaniels (a.k.a. DMC), Gavin Rossdale and AWOLNATION.

John Oates, Sean Lennon, Jesse Malin, Taylor Momsen, Hayley Reinhart and Kathy Valentine will also participate in (DE)TOUR, during which artists will stream live performances from their homes and vacant venues throughout the US.

Among them are The Bowery Electric in New York City, as well as Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theatre and the Viper Room in West Hollywood.

Read also: How does coronavirus spread during a concert? A new study will soon find out

Music photographers Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, Henry Diltz, Danny Clinch and Lynn Goldsmith will also take part in the virtual festival.

Although (DE)TOUR will be streamed for free, viewers will be encouraged to make donations through YouTube Live and Facebook Live to support MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).

Both organisations are working to assist out-of-work musicians and crew members, as well as independent music venues and promoters amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Additional funds will be raised through exclusive merchandise and VIP experiences, with Spotify also matching donations to MusiCares dollar-for-dollar up to a collective total of US$10 million through its COVID-19 Music Relief project.

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