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Spotify to host livesteams from The Black Keys, Rag N Bone Man, Bleachers, Leon Bridges and Girl In Red

By | Published on Thursday 20 May 2021

The Black Keys

Spotify has announced that it will host a series of weekly ticketed livestreamed performances, starting later this month. Because it’s all about the livestreams now, isn’t it? Technically the shows are pre-records, but they will presented as live, so everyone tunes in at the same time – well, there are various times you can choose to tune in at depending on where you live.

Taking part across the series will be The Black Keys, Rag N Bone Man, Bleachers, Leon Bridges and Girl In Red. Presented in partnership with livestreaming company Driift, the shows will take place in a range of venues. The Black Keys, for example, will play in The Blue Front Café in Mississippi, while Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers will come to you from the back of a bus.

“We have always been a band that loves to play live in venues of all shapes and sizes”, say The Black Keys. “The past year has been tough for musicians and fans alike, so we wanted to find a way to share this live performance of songs from our new [album], ‘Delta Kream’, from a place we love, the Blue Front Café, the oldest active juke joint in America. We’re excited to be a part of this new initiative with Spotify that will give fans a great way to connect with their favourite artists”.

The Black Keys will kick off the series on 27 May. Tickets for all five shows are available here.