4th Avenue hosting live virtual concert on Friday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 November 2020

4TH AVENUE, Hinckley’s ever-popular four-piece tribute band, have officially revealed their ‘surprise announcement’ on Facebook Live two days ago on Friday night (20 November).

Hinckley tribute band 4th Avenue (Supplied by 4th Avenue to The Hinckley Free Press)

In the live-streamed Zoom call which went out to their fan page of over 4,700+ fans, the band members announced that they would be holding a virtual concert on Friday night.

The group have been given the ‘green-light’ to go ahead and perform on-stage by the venue operators who are hosting the ‘behind closed doors’ concert, with no fans in attendance.

As fans are unable to attend as a part of the national lockdown, the band have compromised by making the show free-to-watch and will broadcast the show to their Facebook page as a Live video.

In a statement, 4th Avenue Manager and Singer, Dougie Hird, said: “It will be a socially-distanced show on a proper stage with lighting. We’ll be suited up and be keeping at a two metre’s distance.

“The event will be free to watch, although we will set up a PayPal account for those wanting to buy a ‘virtual ticket’.

“We’re struggling and we know you guys are struggling, so we want to get out and entertain you guys.”

“It will be a full concert on a stage. We want to make it the biggest online party we can with your help. It will be exactly as it would be as it was a live performance, and we’ll even come and talk to you guys during half time.”

Concert: What we know

Viewers will be able to watch the concert, which at the time of publication (22 November), has been aptly-named ‘4th Avenue’s Virtual Concert’ on 4th Avenue’s Facebook page live, linked here at 8pm, this upcoming Friday on 27 November.

Podcast in the works

Dougie further revealed that a podcast was in the works. He added: “We’re all going to work on a podcast as soon as we’re all allowed back in the same building again and as soon as we can do things like that.”

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