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).
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.”