Tame Impala Sound System are still making their live debut this year, so don't fret
The stripped back but still hard-hitting take on Tame Impala has been shown on live streams throughout the year, but now, it's come to the live stage.
Update - 08/02/2021 -
In-line with West Australia's changing COVID-19 restrictions on live music and entertainment events - you can read more about it here - there have been a couple of changes to the launch of Tame Impala Sound System later this year.
First of all, the February 26th show at Optus Stadium's Stadium Park has been moved to Metro City to keep it in-line with the restrictions on outdoor music events, with the show's date moved to Friday, March 5th too - all tickets for the February 26th show valid for the new date. Secondly, a new show is being added to keep up with the demand; Tame Impala Sound System doubling down with another performance at Metro City the following day, Saturday March 6th. Tickets to that show are on sale this Wednesday, February 10th via Eventbrite.
If you're unable to attend the new show, refunds will be available until February 12th via the Eventbrite ticket portal, which - depending on the number of tickets refunded - may see more tickets available for the original show on March 5th, but stay tuned to Snack's social media for more information on that.
The news comes via an email to ticket holders, which also comes with a message from the team behind the event:
"As we’ve touched on before, event guidelines released last month have made it necessary to amend some of our upcoming events.
After facing the prospect of cancelled shows, we’re incredibly excited to announce that SNACK ft. Tame Impala Sound System will be going ahead with Tame Impala performing LIVE IN PERSON on new dates.
In order to meet current restrictions, the show has been moved to Metro City who have been very kind in accommodating us. Given the capacity restrictions at this venue, we will be adding an ADDITIONAL show to ensure no-one misses out.
We are incredibly grateful for your understanding and patience and can’t wait to party with you soon!"
Get a taste of what to expect with Tame Impala Sound System's FIFA Live Session below:
It's no secret that almost every live act and their dog have tried out live streams in various forms across 2020, often having to shake up their band in order to so. Take Tame Impala, for example, who released their latest record The Slow Rush right at the cusp of coronavirus and therefor, have yet to had the chance to tour the record outside of a few live streams and online performances for award shows and commercial slots - triple j's Like A Version a recent example, plus their FIFA Live Session, ARIA Award performance, Radio1 Live Lounge performance and Tiny Desk Concert.
For many of these performances, Kevin Parker enlisted what's now been dubbed the Tame Impala Sound System to pull it off. Basically, it's a form of Tame Impala that exists between their recorded format - Kevin Parker on his lonesome - and their full, touring live band; Kevin joined by two members of the band - Jay Watson and Dom Simper - as they re-create the sprawling Tame Impala epics through samplers and sequencers, in a way that transitions Tame Impala into a more electronic-rooted act compared to the more live band-like setting you're used to.
Now, with their headline Australian tour pushed back until December 2021, it seems that the gap between is going to be filled with Tame Impala Sound System; the trio format of the legendary Perth group making a live, on-stage debut in February 2021 for Perth's Snack Festival; a part-boutique festival, part-partying experience that is one of the first events to bounce back post-COVID with shows earlier in the year.
As the event suggests, the show will be the very first live performance of Tame Impala Sound System, finally coming into the live realm after being teased throughout performances in the last few months. That show is at Optus Stadium's Stadium Park on Friday, February 26th, with tickets on sale Tuesday, December 22 - more information here.
Snack - the festival putting it the whole thing on - also announced a second event at the same time, starring Lime Cordiale in the same location but the day after, on Saturday, February 27th. You can get more information on that one here.
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