Spotify plots virtual concert series with The Black Keys, girl in red, Jack Antonoff and more

Tickets to each show will be $15 each.

Black Keys onstage

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Spotify has entered the virtual concert market with the announcement of five shows held in May and June.

Each show will take place at a unique venue of the artist’s choosing. Blues-rock band The Black Keys will kick off the series later this month with a set at the Blue Front Café in Bentonia, Mississippi, while Jack Antonoff will perform his on a city bus travelling from Brooklyn, New York to Asbury Park, New Jersey.

See here for more details, and check out the full schedule below:

  • May 27 – The Black Keys
  • June 3 – Rag’n’Bone Man
  • June 10 – Jack Antonoff
  • June 17 – Leon Bridges
  • June 24 – girl in red

Tickets for each virtual show are priced at $15 each and won’t require an active Spotify subscription. Fans can look forward to “40-75 minutes” of material from artists during each show, according to the streaming platform.

Despite the series being ‘livestreamed’ at a specific times, shows will be pre-recorded. With that said, Spotify claims the shows will provide fans with a unique way to experience their favourite artists, while staying cautious during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know that fans care deeply about supporting artists and connecting with their music through live performances,” Spotify said in a statement. “And while some parts of the world are beginning to open up, we recognise not everyone is comfortable with or able to attend in-person events just yet.

“These shows will allow fans to experience and support their favourite artists while immersing themselves in a performance-style experience they crave.”