The Magic Gang celebrate Friday’s release of their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Death of the Party’ with a special live stream and phone-in. ‘Death of the Live Stream’ offers a fun and creative twist on the live stream format, and will stream via YouTube Live and Facebook Live from 5pm to midnight on September 2nd.
The event will feature performances from both The Magic Gang and some special guests, alongside a phone-in that gives fans the opportunity to speak directly to the band. And to cap it all, The Magic Gang will also be hosting a live karaoke session.
The Magic Gang will be joined on the night by their friend and co-host Rory Marshall. Meanwhile, special guests will include Alan Power, Felix White (YALA! Records / The Maccabees), Cavan McCarthy (Swim Deep), Fred Macpherson (Spector), Lucy Hatter (Kagoule), Justin Young (The Vaccines) and Sports Team. There will also be a step back in time with a tribute act performing songs from rock ‘n’ roll’s original sad boy, Roy Orbison.
The Magic Gang commented, “Remember when everybody and their dog was live streaming at the start of lockdown? Live streams have well and truly died a death, but we thought we’d send them off in style. This really is the death of the live stream, a load of friends trying to fill seven hours with karaoke, chat and most importantly, taking calls from fans and trying to flog them our album.”
‘Death of the Party’ is available to pre-order here. A selection of album bundles include collectible items such as a signed vinyl, a triple cassette format, a bonus CD, a signed art card, t-shirts, pins and patches plus a jigsaw and a mug.
The Magic Gang will commence a full headline tour in support of the album which commences next March. They will then hit the road for a tour as guests to Blossoms which includes three London shows and a huge gig at Manchester Arena. The dates are:
7th – Dublin, Academy 2
8th – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
9th – Liverpool, Arts Club
11th – Cardiff, Tramshed
12th – Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
13th – Gloucester, Guildhall
15th – Nottingham, Rock City
16th – Southampton, The 1865
17th – Brighton, Chalk
18th – London, EartH
19th – Norwich, Waterfront
20th – Sheffield, Leadmill
21st – Manchester, O2 Ritz
23rd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 1 (with Blossoms)
24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy (with Blossoms)
25th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
26th – Hull, Arena (with Blossoms)
27th – Leeds, O2 Academy (with Blossoms)
29th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
30th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
31st – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
1st – Oxford, O2 Academy
2nd – Birmingham, 02 Academy (with Blossoms)
3rd – Manchester, Arena (with Blossoms)
29th – Neighbourhood Weekender