Manchester Orchestra to Play Full ‘A Black Mile to the Surface’ Album for Livestream

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Manchester Orchestra will perform their most recent album, 2017’s A Black Mile to the Surface, in its entirety for a streamed performance.

A trailer for the film shows the group facing each other while playing their song, “The Gold,” in a dizzying array of lights. The broadcast will take place on their website at 8 p.m. ET on Friday. They’ll replay the film on Saturday at 3 p.m. The streams will be free to watch.

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The group filmed the performance at Asheville, North Carolina’s Echo Mountain, one of the studios where they cut the record. Brooks Tipton, who is a touring member of the band, and Grouplove’s Ben Homola will make guest appearances during the show.

“We wanted to create a really special live performance for our fans, seeing as we haven’t been able to be together in quite awhile. So we returned to the place where we recorded A Black Mile to the Surface and played the album in its entirety. We are so excited to share this film, for free, to everybody,” frontman Andy Hull said in a statement. “This album and your reception to it has exceeded our expectations, and we felt this the best way to thank you all for supporting our music. This feels like the perfect way to close the Black Mile chapter, and I’m excited to say that this is more than just a concert. It’s also the beginning.”

Paste reports that the band will participate in a preshow virtual event where fans will be able to ask questions. Brooklyn Vegan will moderate the first one. A second one will feature Orchestra members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, as well as producer Catherine Marks, on the group’s Facebook page on Saturday before the screening.

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