Deafheaven is one of many bands that have recently had to cancel tour dates as a result of coronavirus safety precautions. So in an effort to “make the best of a hugely difficult situation,” the band writes, they’ll be releasing 10 Years Gone, a live-in-studio recording of their planned set for their upcoming 10-year anniversary tour.
“Touring is our sole livelihood, but we have to move forward through the unexpected. We’ve made some phone calls, gotten some exciting people on board and are going to give fans a glimpse of what we originally had in mind for the year while we work to reschedule tour dates,” the group says via social media. “We will be live recording a set of material from all our albums and releasing it digitally.”
The album is already up for pre-order, and expected to be released in August/September.