Fontaines D.C. announce interactive live show from O2 Academy Brixton on MelodyVR

Fontaines D.C. press photo
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Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have announced an interactive livestreamed event, available exclusively via MelodyVR. Returning to the scene of their biggest sold-out London headline show to date, the virtual gig will take place on 23rd November at 8.30pm GMT from the O2 Academy Brixton.

Fans around the globe will be able to experience the performance from the iconic London venue, and choose from multiple camera angles to make the show their own. They can look forward to a never-repeated night of impassioned literary punk, featuring tracks from the band’s critically acclaimed new album ‘A Hero’s Death’ and their breakthrough debut ‘Dogrel’.

This ticketed event will be viewable through the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets, and will be available to watch across the UK, USA, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Fontaines D.C. are frequently described as one of the best new bands of our time. Their new album, ‘A Hero’s Death,’ has been one of the best-received records of 2020 so far, debuting at #2 in the UK charts (behind only Taylor Swift). Far from a re-hash of their swaggering 2019 debut ‘Dogrel,’ ‘A Hero’s Death’ arrives battered and bruised – albeit beautiful, with songs that are patient, confident, and heady takes on the modern world and its great uncertainty.

Fontaines D.C.: “Brixton was one of the last places we played to an audience and it was a really special show for us. It’s a weird thing to be playing a show to an empty room, regardless of the size or esteem of it. Maybe even more so because of that. Hopefully though with you there we can get back some kind of ghost of that feeling, even if it’s not quite the same.”

Tickets are on sale now via the band’s website here

Fontaines D.C. at O2 Academy Brixton is exclusively available to experience on MelodyVR. To be part of the live experience, download the MelodyVR app at on.melodyvr.com/app. After purchasing a ticket, a redemption code and simple instructions on joining the stream will be sent.

The livestream comes ahead of Fontaines D.C.’s much-anticipated 2021 UK tour – full dates below.

2021 UK headline tour dates

1st May – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
3rd May – Nottingham Rock City
4th May – Bath Forum
6th May – Liverpool Mountford Hall
7th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
8th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
10th May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11th May – Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
15th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
17th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18th May – Sheffield O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
20th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
21st May – Cardiff Great Hall – SOLD OUT
22nd May – Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
24th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th May – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27th May – London Alexandra Palace