What does the future of concerts and live music experiences look like in a world quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic? Right now the outlook is bleak. Independent artists are struggling to make up for lost touring revenue and smaller venues are calling for government funding to provide economic relief in order to save their spaces. Meanwhile, some musicians are just flat-out ignoring orders and hosting super-spreader events for their personal profit.
Artists are still getting creative though. NPR’s ever-influential Tiny Desk Concert series shifted to intimate, at-home settings. Artists are hosting their own livestreams, too. Lil Uzi Vert is joining in on the action now, announcing that he’ll be broadcasting a live feed of his own performance on August 27 at 6PM EST. Tickets will be on sale for $15 USD. The show will be the first time that Uzi will perform songs from Eternal Atake and the deluxe edition, Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2.
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