Like many bands as of late, Deafheaven were forced to cut short their tour celebrating their tenth anniversary of being a band due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affecting the world.
Though rescheduled dates are still in the works, the band have unveiled that they’ll be going ahead with plans to record a live album as part of their ongoing anniversary celebrations.
The band have unveiled that initially the plan was to record their sets at the now cancelled Chicago shows (which were to be held on March 24th and 25th at Lincoln Hall), but that now they’ll proceed with live recording a set of material from all their albums in the studio instead.
You can read their full statement on this below.
“As part of our 10 year tour, we planned to record sets in Chicago toward a live album for fans while we work on new music. However, the last 24 hours since the tour cancelation have been a whirlwind while we rearrange our year and take these losses. Touring is our sole livelihood, but we have to move forward through the unexpected. We’ve made some phone calls, gotten some exciting people on board and are going to give fans a glimpse of what we originally had in mind for the year while we work to reschedule tour dates. We will be live recording a set of material from all our albums and releasing it digitally. In addition, we have started a pre-order for a special double LP release on vinyl of this material slated for later this year, along with merchandise that was to be sold on the tour. We don’t even have an album cover yet. There’s no press release. All I know is we’re moving this into immediate action and turning this massive set-back around. We don’t ask for handouts, but are hoping this special session can help generate some good energy while we all wait for the rescheduling.”
A track listing is yet to be confirmed, as is a finalised release date, but the cover artwork and pre-order options for ’10 Years Long Gone’ can be found below.