Back in October of last year, Aussie metalcore legends Northlane kicked off their Alien national tour by playing a huge, sold-out hometown show at the Roundhouse in Sydney. Wanting to capture the moment – the culmination of the most turbulent period in their history – the band filmed the concert with 14 cameras, with audio and mixed and mastered by Alien engineer Chris Blancato.
Now, the band have announced they’ll be exclusively streaming that show via eight pay-per-view events next month, with the band also chatting with fans during the streams. The online events are set to take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August via Netgigs. For Aussie fans, there’s a stream taking place at 8pm AEST both nights.
“We really miss live music. Both watching and performing, it’s a life changing and defining passion that runs through our veins,” commented the band. “We’ve always wanted to bring this experience home to you, and right now there is no better time to do that.”
“If you’ve watched [the band’s recent short film] Negative Energy, you’ll know how big of a deal it was to come and sell out the Roundhouse in Sydney on the Alien world tour, after such a difficult time prior to this landmark album coming out,” commented the band.
In addition to a slew of other Alien favourites, the show included the live debut of ‘Sleepless’ – a track the band say they’ll never perform again.
“One of the most incredible, moving moments we’ve ever had on stage for me was when we played ‘Sleepless’ for the first time at our show at the Roundhouse,” commented guitarist Josh Smith.
“Knowing what events had transpired not too long before that, and what the song was about, I could tell Marcus was struggling when I got up there. By the time the song had finished he was in tears and he just soldiered on though the rest of the encore like nothing was wrong at all. I could tell on the inside he was just bleeding out. It was one of the bravest moments I’ve ever witnessed.”
Watch the band’s performance of ‘Bloodline’ from the show below. Tickets for the livestreams are available here via the band’s official website.