Everything Everything will launch their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Re-Animator’, with the first ever album release show held in virtual reality. Hosted in partnership with Sansar, ‘Everything Everything: Virtual RE-ANIMATOR’ is an innovative virtual live concert event. It sees the band expand the creativity that has been a hallmark of the album campaign in the Covid-19 era. The band have consistently blurred the boundaries between humanity and technology, with frontman Jonathan Higgs’s striking homemade videos for ‘In Birdsong’ and ‘Arch Enemy’.
‘Everything Everything: Virtual RE-ANIMATOR’ will be held in a bespoke virtual event space created by Sansar, the world’s leading social virtual reality platform. The band will perform a full live show, premiering material from the new album for the first time, alongside fan favourites from their critically acclaimed back catalogue. The show will be complemented by a range of visual elements, drawing on the video content and aesthetic of the ‘RE-ANIMATOR’ campaign, as well as elements inspired by their first four albums.
This virtual environment also offers fans a range of interactive real-time experiences. They can meet the band, connect with other fans, wear virtual merch and even fly. Ticket buyers will also have access to a limited run of ‘Virtual RE-ANIMATOR’ merch.
The event will be held on September 10th and 11th. It will commence at a different time both days to give as many fans as possible across the world the opportunity to join the celebration.
Everything Everything commented, “We can’t play shows IRL, but we can do a couple IVR. We might as well try to have some fun with the limitations we all find ourselves under. This is the first chance we’ve had to play these a lot of these songs. Come and join us in another dimension. See you in the Interzone.”
Sheri Bryant of Sansar commented, "We are thrilled to be in partnership with a cutting edge band like "Everything Everything" who clearly sees the future of global virtual performances and the deep engagement it brings to their fans. We are releasing new fan features specifically for their performances that showcase how a virtual experience can surpass even the awesome reality of live. The creative canvas of virtual concerts is boundless, and we welcome "Everything, Everything" with open arms!”
Further info on the event can be found HERE
The ‘Everything Everything - Virtual RE-ANIMATOR’ showtimes are:
Show 1 : 19:00 (UTC) 10th September 2020
UK 20:00, Europe 21:00, Pacific US 12:00, East Coast US 15:00
Show 2 : 08.00 (UTC) 11th September 2020
Sydney 18:00, UK 09:00, Europe 10:00
General admission - $12 - access via VR, PC or mobile.
VIP access - $25 - access via VR or PC. Includes meet and greet in VR with the band. (Very limited tickets).
‘Re-Animator’ will be released on September 11th and is available to pre-order here. All four recent singles are provided as instant downloads for fans who pre-order the album. A range of special bundles include signed albums and prints, plus exclusive merch designs.
Everything Everything will play their first UK and Ireland tour in support of the album next March. They sold out London’s Alexandra Palace whilst touring in support of ‘A Fever Dream’, making the Roundhouse show an in-demand ticket. Any remaining tickets are available here.
The dates are:
19th - Nottingham, Rock City
20th - Birmingham, O2 Academy
22nd - Norwich, UEA
23rd - Liverpool, O2 Academy
25th - Manchester, Academy
26th - Glasgow, SWG3 - Galvanizers
27th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
29th - Leeds, O2 Academy
30th - Bristol, O2 Academy
1st - London, Roundhouse
3rd - Brighton, Dome
5th - Dublin, Olympia Theatre