On Saturday, May 30th, over 70 artists and thousands of fans came together for Quarantine Comes Alive, a virtual music festival that raised over $150,000 for an assortment of charities via the comprehensive PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The 15-hour live-stream marathon featured virtual performances and never-before-seen videos by an array of artists from around the world including ALO, who performed a rare “live” take on “Strange Days” from their 2015 LP, Tangle of Time. As guitarist Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz explained to Live For Live Music,
When we were trying to decide what we wanted to contribute to the Quarantine Comes Alive stream, our song “Strange Days” quickly rose to the top of the list. The title “Strange Days” felt more relevant than ever. While this song did appear on our last full-length album, it’s one that we’ve barely ever played live. This gave us an opportunity to dig in and not only revisit the tune, but in some ways, to discover it for the first time. I actually like this arrangement better than what we did on the album!
Kudos to the Live For Live Music crew and Ari Fink for creating such a memorable and inspiring event. It was a real uplift – a bright offering in this topsy turvy world we’re living in right now!
If you enjoyed the performance, the band asks that you make a donation to the Black Voters Matter Fund. Watch ALO perform “Strange Days” remotely for Quarantine Comes Alive below:
ALO – “Strange Days” – Quarantine Comes Alive
Presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with PLUS1 and Nugs.TV, Quarantine Comes Alive was conceived as a way to celebrate and support musicians, provide fans with unique musical experiences from the comfort of their couches, and raise money for comprehensive COVID-19 relief during this time of uncertainty. All funds raised from the donation-based event will be split evenly between the artists on the bill and the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which works directly with leading non-profit organizations like Sweet Relief, MusiCares, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, Partners In Health, Trans Lifeline, and Backline to provide aid where it’s needed most. For more information, head here.