a big, beautiful, FREE live-stream from a new zealand OPERA HOUSE…nov.14th (13th in states)
LIVE STREEEEEEAMMMMMED SHOWWWWW!!!!!!!
many of you patrons – and many on socal media – have requested that we stream one of the aotearoa new zealand theater/tour shows … AND SO, YES, WE’RE DOING IT.
i will be pro-live-streaming the entire opera house show THIS SATURDAY NOV 14th @ 7pm NZDT – 100% FREE TO THE WORLD, FUNDED BY PATRONS!!!! HOORAAYYYYYY. the main link to watch is HERE, and it will also be across other platforms (youtube live, facebook live, and twitch).
THE WHOLE SHOW WILL THEN STAY ONLINE, SO DON’T WORRY IF YOU MISS THE LIVE STREAM! i know the time change is hard for those of you in USA/UK/europe.
there are still a handful of tickets for seats for the show itself HERE. the venue seats about 1,000 people.
a reminder: this free stream would NOT be possible without this patreon.
“monetizing” live-streams like this is goddam HARD – i am sure you have seen musicians and performers trying all over the world trying to get people to pay for digital concerts – and i really don’t like paywalls if and when i can avoid them.
the fact that you are all here as patrons means that we can afford the hefty cost (it’s well over $10k) to produce this pro-beautifully, without sponsors or ads or corporate partners – AND GIVE IT TO THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. for free.
so patrons, pat yourselves on the backs. this one’s….on you.
this is going to be a spectacular stream – EIGHT CAMERAS, a huge crew, a dedicated sound engineer just for the stream, and a big backstage tech team.
i’ll be playing a set of about 2.5 hours including a 20 minute intermission (and the stream will stay entertaining, i promise)….playing old favorites, new album stuff, BRAND-new lockdown material, and hit you with a couple surprises….you know me. i’ll just be on stage, killin’ it.
i don’t doubt this show will be very emotional, for many, many reasons…not least of which is the local-ness of this venue. it’s ten minutes from the house i’ve been living in for the past six months, and the audience is goin g to be made up of my new community. words cannot express how weird this all feels, trying to connect my worlds together. so weird. and so good. and so necessary and beautiful that it’s all possible.
but BEST OF ALL, LOOK AT THE VENUE OH MY GOD, AND IT WILL BE FILLED WITH PEOPLE!!!!!
FLESHY BREATHING HUMAN PEOPLE!
why? because we are here in new zealand where there is almost no covid, and theaters and shows are still….a THING.
The Venue is the opera house in hastings, aotearoa NZ. it was built in 1915 and is has been spanky-fresh newly-renovated and re-opened this past year (and it’s supposedly now more EARTHQUAKE-PROOF….more about the venue HERE.)
like i mentioned, the venue is about a ten minute drive from where i’ve been living, and i’ll have a lot of new-found friends and family in the audience.
my landlords, nick and judy, will be there.
many of the local people who’ve helped me land on my feet in this weird time will be out there, cheering me on…and seeing what i actually do for a living.
so this show means….a lot to me.
and LOOK AT THIS PLACE
I AM OVERWHELMED WITH GLEEEEEE
here i am at show/stream rehearsal day before yesterday with my friend kya’s daughter, boudicca farquhar.
she’s 17, an up-and-coming dancer, and and she’s choreographed a dance to “drowning in the sound” inspired by coco karol’s choreography from the “drowning in the sound” video.
and here i am a few weeks ago with the core tech team for the stream and theater. these shows take so much admin and planning …. but it’s worth it.
SO MUCH WORK GHOES INTO THESE STREAMS. hundreds of man-and-woman hours. i hope it is as amazing as it feels like it’s gonna be.
THE NITTY GRITTY…..
the stream kicks off at around 6:30pm NZDT with a pre-show and the actual show should begin around 7:05/7:10pm local time.
and the pre-show and intermission hosts will be my local pals rosheen
WATCH OUT….THEY HAVE ATTITUDE.
they’ll be on screen before the show and during intermission.
you can start RSVP’ing on crowdcast now, and you’ll get an email reminder 10 mins before the stream goes live, you’ll also see a countdown of when the stream is going live directly on the page if you want to check it with your local time:
please tune in and share the link wherever you can, and again, it is 100% FREE TO THE WORLD with NO ADVERTISEMENTS or SPONSORS, thanks to all of you, my patrons.
if you can’t tune in live, we’ll host the archive of the show at the same link above.
HERE ARE THE START TIMES for a few other timezones, and you can always use a timezone converter to find your start time!
the direct link to the webcast is embeded in this patreon post at the top, and it’s also here:
PLEASE GO RSVP!!!!!
THE WHOLE SHOW WILL ALSO BE STREAMING LIVE ON YOUTUBE, TWITCH, AND FACEBOOK! PLEASE, IF YOU USE THOSE PLATFORMS, GO TO THE EVENTS AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD BY RSVP’ING AND SHARING!!!
the info on those various streams will be added to this post as we update links. the team is working on creating these multi-streams now.
this is the living info hub!
DON’T FORGET….i’m also hosting a PATRON-ONLY party at my house (!!!) the day after the show in hawke’s bay….on sunday, around 1-4pm. pray for good weather! i’ll post my actual address & directions in THIS LOCKED POST the day before the show.
i also have ONE MORE SHOW….NOV 20th in AUCKLAND, at st. matthews-in-the-city….tickets HERE.
…..and i’m doing a special patron party on waiheke island on the 22nd (two days after the show)….the info for the patron party is here!
——THE NEVER-ENDING AS ALWAYS———
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