Dead & Company has announced a weekly couch tour streaming initiative as the live side of the music industry continues its indefinite hiatus in the coming weeks–and possibly months–to prevent the communal spread of COVID-19.
The group announced on Thursday that they will begin sharing weekly pro-shot videos of past performances which fans can stream for free on the band’s own Facebook page in addition to the popular online video platform Nugs.tv. Branded as “One More Saturday Night” after the popular Bob Weir tune, the series will feature a new show being streamed on Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.
The series begins this weekend (3/21) with the broadcast of the band’s performance at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX back on 12/2/17. The band’s show that night as part of their 2017 fall tour saw them deliver performances of “Jack Straw”, “Minglewood Blues”, “Ramble On Rose”, “Sugaree”, “Dark Star”, “The Other One”, “St. Stephen”, “Morning Dew”, and of course, “One More Saturday Night”.
Earlier this week Nugs.tv announced the phase one lineup for a planned Live From Out There virtual festival, to feature streamed performances from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, Holly Bowling, Goose, and many more. The first of its kind digital subscription concert series will provide over 100-plus hours of content rolled out over a six-week period for fans stuck at home across the country.