Spafford has become the latest musical act to announce a show at a drive-in movie theater. On Thursday, the band detailed a concert at Mesa, AZ’s Digitial Drive-In, set to take place on May 24th.
The show will mark Spafford’s first live performance since the COVID-19 pandemic forced virtually all musicians to cancel tours due to a ban on large gatherings. Fans in attendance will watch the show from the comfort of their vehicles, with social distancing enforced, while those at home can stream the performance via the band’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
As the band notes in a press release, “We are extremely excited for this opportunity. Everyone on our team has been working tirelessly to ensure that this will be an amazing experience that follows all social distancing guidelines. We want to provide a safe, fun environment for everyone to get out and enjoy our music!”
An extremely limited amount of tickets will go on sale Friday, May 15th, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Click here to purchase and for more information.
While Spafford is one of several American artists to announce a drive-in concert, following Marc Rebillet and Magic Beans, their show takes place almost a month before the others, perhaps making it the first American drive-in concert since the beginning of the ongoing health crisis. Though the move marks the beginning of a phasing-out of concert bans, it seems as though drive-in and socially distanced events will be the new norm for months to come. Be sure to check out Live For Live Music‘s concert cancellation tracker for daily updates on live events around the world.