On 23 rd October 1980 New Model Army played their first gig; it has been a wonderful, long, creative and eventful forty-year journey!
We had planned a lot of things to mark our 40th birthday, most of which have necessarily been postponed into next year, but by way of celebration we will be doing a one-off concert on the 24th October this year, which will be performed live and be broadcast online simultaneously around the world – a shared
experience for everyone who has ever loved the band.
The concert will be a high-quality, pay-to-view, two-hour (plus) event filmed with multi-cameras, graphics and artwork - with the band playing a wide range of material spanning the 40 years. We will be selling tickets at £10 for which you will be sent an exclusive code to access the broadcast in the hours before the
show. There will also be the opportunity to buy an ‘enhanced ticket’ which will include an exclusive Joolz-designed T-shirt to mark the occasion – these will be available in different sizes, up to four shirts per ticket – as we know (and hope) that people will watch in family groups. IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE SHIRT IN TIME FOR THE BROADCAST, YOU MUST ORDER BEFORE 24th SEPTEMBER.
We hope you will join us.
1) Will the Online gig be available to watch later?
Yes, it will be available to view after the live event, BUT this may be on a different system. If you cannot join us live, please do not buy a ticket yet.
2) On what format will it be screened?
It will be broadcast from a dedicated server in HTML5 which is a very high-quality transmission and will work with all major browsers (Windows, Safari, Chrome, Firefox etc). If you have very slow internet speed, the server should be able to detect your connection and adjust the quality accordingly. We will be discussing the technical side of the event more fully a little nearer the time.
3) What time will it be screened at and how long will it last?
We'll begin at 20.00 in the UK (BST) and the band will play for between 150 and 180 minutes including a break half-way through.
4) When will the T-shirts arrive?
We are about to begin printing the first couple of thousand of these. If you want to receive your shirt before the broadcast, you must order before midnight on September 24th. We will still take T-shirt orders after this date, but we cannot guarantee that they'll arrive before the Show.