The Show Must Go On - Orange Goblin Re-Schedule Shows Again
In light of new restrictions in the UK, veteran metallers continue to give Covid a fight with two unique shows planned to be streamed online re-scheduled for December.
Like so many others Goblin saw their plans for a 25th Anniversary tour this year ruined by the global covid bastard. In defiant response, the band recently announced two global live streams instead to celebrate the band's anniversary. With the newly announced lockdown, 2 in the UK meaning fans who had already paid for a ticket to see the band in the flesh at these shows would no longer be able to attend. The band flipped the middle finger to the fun-sucking virus and refused to roll over declaring the event will still take place!
As stated, the result is a pair of globally streamed pay-per-view style live shows. It's hoped a limited capacity live audience can also be in attendance, in London on December 18th and 19th.
Titled ‘From Planet Ten….to the House of God’, the first night's show will be made up of material from the bands early, Rise Above Records releases. The second night’s performance will be called ‘They Come Back….The Filthy & The Damned’, this will be based around tracks from post-Rise Above years, right up to and including material from the latest album ‘The Wolf Bites Back’
That's not all though! Each night of the online event will also feature some live stream exclusive behind the scene access, as well as interviews, exclusive merchandise, chat rooms, Q&A’s and the chance to win some cool, exclusive Orange Goblin swag.
Vocalist Ben Ward is philosophical about the change of dates;
'Obviously, the second nationwide lockdown is a massive pain in the arse for everyone and now due to the venue being shut throughout November we have no choice but to reschedule these special live / live stream shows to Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December! We are very sorry to everyone for the inconvenience but we sincerely hope that everyone can still join us for what will be two very special 25th Anniversary shows and the last ever with our original bassist and best buddy Martyn Millard! All tickets previously purchased to attend the shows will still be valid for the new dates, as will any pre-purchased live stream access. It's pretty ironic that these shows will now take place on the exact same dates as we were due to perform in London as part of the UK tour. Apologies once again for the postponement but these things are obviously out of our hands and we all hope you can all join us in December!'
Tickets for these shows via the live stream will be available at
Extremely limited physical tickets to the show ‘live in-person’ are still available from www.old-empire.co.uk
[Anyone unable to attend the rescheduled dates should contact Old Empire directly for information and help]
These two shows have taken on added significance in recent weeks with the news that long term bass player and founding member Martyn Millard is to leave the group after 25 years. These two dates will be his last performances with the band and a fitting way to bow out after 9 albums and countless tours and festival appearances worldwide.
As part of the celebration for the Anniversary, Orange Goblin have a new ‘Vol.25’ shirt design available for sale here, which can be purchased here in advance of the two rescheduled live stream shows: