“Music venues and record shops are the backbone of our industry and have provided fans with so much entertainment over the years,” said Trail of Dead’s vocalist and songwriter, Conrad Keely, adding, “It would be a real shame if some of them have to close because of this pandemic. So if we can help them out in any way, then it’s a no-brainer that we should.”
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead announced a couple of livestreams this summer, Aug. 7 UK/EU Live Set at 8 p.m. GMT +1 and culminating with the Aug. 14 In the Studio set at 8 p.m. CST. For the Aug. 14 livestream, 20% of proceeds are going toward select US independent record stores including all 34 in the Coalition of Independent Music Stores along with several AIMS stores, namely End Of An Ear in Austin, TX, Luna Music in Indianapolis, IN, Young Ones in Kutztown, PA and Daddy Kool in St. Petersburg, FL.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead came up with the plan for these livestreams when faced with the reality that touring in 2020 was no longer possible. Earlier this year the band released their critically acclaimed 10th studio album “X: The Godless Void and Other Stories” and embarked on what was going to be a year of touring to celebrate the new LP as well as their 25th anniversary. All this came to a grinding halt in mid-March and with the pandemic wreaking havoc in the US and beyond, Trail of Dead decided to create three full-band livestream performances for their fans that would also provide some financial assistance to the venues and record stores that have supported the band throughout their career and in 2020, when these folks most need it.
The upcoming livestreams by …Trail of Dead will present a unique one-hour set each week built around requests by fans for a handful of tracks rarely played live if at all and of course some classic live favorites to round out the sets.
The final set in the series will be performed on the sound stage of the Mosaic Sound Collective, the same location where …Trail of Dead recorded their last album “X: The Godless Void and Other Stories.” The Mosaic is a non-profit known as an important creative focus in the Austin area, having hosted many symposiums and workshops for people in the entertainment, performance and production world. With the launch of a new streaming venue the Mosaic continues to be an important creative hub of the band’s community, and …Trail are very proud to be taking part in the first round of these. This performance will be engineered by the album’s producer and technical mastermind Charles Godfrey.
All livestreams can be accessed via the band’s website, direct link here.