Bands have been flocking to the digital sphere in an attempt to stay active and minimise financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many streaming live sets to the world, where fans can interact with each other as they watch.
A quick run of that through a time zone converter means that for any Aussie fans out there, you're going to have to either get up really early or stay up really late to catch the show at 5am on Saturday, April 11, but you'll be able to chat live with the band and score some exclusive merch as well, so it could definitely be worth it.
Access also costs $10USD (around $16AUD), which, considering the cost to see them live in Australia would be at least triple that, is very reasonable.
The band explained their decision in a statement:
"KVELERTAK ONE DAY WORLD TOUR! We had over three weeks left of our European tour when everything started closing down and we had to get back home. Like so many of you right now, we don’t know when we can get back to work and out on the road again. But only boring people get bored. So while we’re waiting for the apocalypse to either wipe us all out or just pass us by this time, we are inviting ourselves into your homes on Friday April 10th at 9pm CET (8pm BST) for our Kvelertak One Day World Tour. It’ll be a different type of show (obviously) than you’ve seen us do before and we’ll do some kind of Q&A as well. There will be a special event t-shirt for sale and we’ll put our new tour merch store up online. Hope to see all our fans worldwide for this one. Take care, stay safe, stay home!”
Kvelertak just released their latest record Splid on February 14, marking it their first material with new vocalist Ivar Nikolaisen and drummer Hvard Takle Ohr.