Archive for December, 2010

The first ever iPad gig

Source: Shiny Shiny

Manchester band Everything Everything are making a musical first this evening by streaming their London gig live to iPads. There’s a custom-made app for the occasion called ‘Man Alive – Everything Everything: Live at Union Chapel’.

It’s free.

Band frontman Jonathan Higgs said he wanted to make the gig available to people who couldn’t get tickets because the show sold out. He told NME.com:

“We wanted to try something unique. The concert sold out and we wanted to do something special for fans who couldn’t get tickets. We couldn’t hijack a TV channel but now we can play live to people on the bus, or wherever they want to hear it.”

Well – not every fan on the bus of course, only the ones with iPads… Still, it’s a nice perk for fans and a good example of iPad app as TV channel. It will also be available to stream on Livemusic.tid.es.