Metalcore stalwarts Underoath have been keeping busy during quarantine with their killer Twitch series in which they discussed in detail each of their past albums, joined by producers, label personnel and other guests (you can view the episodes here). Apparently, as great as the series has been, it was just a prelude to the main event — because today (July 7th) the Floridian group announced "Underoath: Observatory," a livestream concert series that will see the band perform a trio of classic albums in full.
Over a three-week period this month, Underoath will play a show each Friday at 8 p.m. ET, broadcasting from a secret location and showcasing an innovative new stage design utilizing full touring production exclusively built for these performances. The series is set to kick off with the Grammy-nominated Lost in the Sound of Separation, followed by the gold-selling Define the Great Line and close with fan favorite They're Only Chasing Safety.
The show schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 17th: Lost in the Sound of Separation
Friday, July 24th: Define the Great Line
Friday, July 31st: They're Only Chasing Safety
"We've always been a live band so this is a big deal for us," Underoath commented in a joint statement. 'We've never attempted something of this scope so tackling it has been a big undertaking, but also exciting. It's a different arena, for sure, but I think this will be something that changes how we approach our live shows from here on out. We can't wait to see what happens ... We'll do it live."
In conjunction with the shows, all three albums have been reissued on vinyl, and there will be exclusive merch drops, as well. Tickets for each livestream are available now.