Event was held just before COVID-19 quarantine
FanTracks is set to debut the world premiere of rock band 311’s Mardi Gras show in New Orleans, just a few weeks before COVID-19 shut down music performances around the world. The HD and 4K show debuts this Saturday, August 15th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on FanTracks platform and via DirecTV channels 104 and 105. Fans can view with a first-month free FanTracks membership.
“We were thrilled to kick-off 2020, our 30th anniversary year as a band, with two great shows during Mardi Gras in New Orleans,” states 311 Frontman Nick Hexum. “From there we had scheduled to play all 50 U.S. states to celebrate with our fans, until our tour plans were derailed for the obvious reasons. So we’re grateful to have this memorable concert to share with our fans to thank them for thirty years of their continued support.”
FanTracks launched its one-of-a-kind, virtual concert experience to roaring success with a live performance by British rock band Bush on July 18th. The show included unique features like a choose your own camera angle, multiple live channels, and virtual and augmented reality content as well.
Founder and CEO of FanTracks, Barry Summers, plans to continue the success by featuring 311’s dynamite performance at the Fillmore in New Orleans from February 20th. “I believe the 311 Mardi Gras show has already become an iconic event, given the circumstances of us filming it right before the pandemic hit. It was a fantastic show, and I can’t wait for the world to see it in 4K,” says Summers.
The event will be hosted by longtime DJ and TV host Matt Pinfield, who will also follow up the concert with a virtual interview with band members Nick Hexum and P-Nut. Fans will also get exclusive deals on FanTracks and 311 merchandise during the show.
With high quality sonic sound, HD/4K video technology, and virtual and augmented reality features, FanTracks has quickly filled the online performance gap that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed. Online membership to FanTracks offers users one month free, and only $1.99 per month after that, giving access to a vast catalog of a variety of classic to modern rock shows — everything from Foreigner to Sheryl Crow — and the promise of a virtual barrage of exciting new shows over the next six months.