- 16 Nov 20
The concert is called 'Nowhere We'd Rather Stream'.
Though gigs might be out of the realm of possibility for this Christmas, The Coronas' will not be deterred from playing their legendary Olympia Christmas concert. This year, they don’t plan on letting an unfortunately named virus ruin the party.
For many people, these shows have become an integral part of the annual festivities. Whether you attended one of the record breaking ‘six night stand’ gigs, or the Heroes Or Ghosts anniversary show, or the one where the power went out (but the singing continued!); most people have a Coronas Christmas Olympia memory etched in their minds. This year, the band are set to create another by bringing the concert direct to living rooms across the country, via a live stream from the venue on the 12th of December.
“Doing this from the Olympia was a deal breaker for us” explains singer Danny O’Reilly. “We’ve veered away from doing any streamed gigs so far this year, and if we didn’t get the go ahead to get back in to the Olympia, we wouldn’t be doing this. The venue is such a big part of the Coronas story; doing the stream from anywhere else wouldn’t have felt right, especially at Christmas”.
The band understand that it’s a tough time financially for many people out there, so have taken the decision to make the gig available for all to stream on a pay-what-you-like basis. “Pay what you can afford, whatever the gig is worth to you.” says bass player Knoxy. “We won’t be making much, if any, money off this show, but we wanted to put on a full production, to get all our amazing crew back involved and put on the best show we can for this one off”. “It will give us an excuse to see each other and our crew at Christmas as well.” says drummer Conor. “And do the only thing we’re any good at, play some music”.