Album Launch Cancelled
TL;DR: Novena to stream album launch show live on the web, and physical gig postponed.
It is with deep regret that we must today announce the postponement of our Album Launch Show in London, originally planned for the 3rd April. This was to be the celebration of the launch of our debut album, and we were so looking forward to meeting you all. However, with the growing global danger of Covid-19, we feel it is the responsible thing to do to cancel this event.
We recognise that many of you will have been traveling some distance to attend this show, and we apologise profusely for the trouble this change of plans will cause you. We are also sorry that we won’t get to see you just yet and enjoy the show with you in London. However, with the rapidly increasing restrictions on international travel, and the growing danger of infection, we thought it was imperative to take this decision for the wellbeing of our fans, ourselves, and our families, and to do so as early as possible so as to give everyone as much warning, and time to adjust plans if necessary.
The good news amidst all this is that we have a two part plan:
1) The gig itself is to be postponed until after this crisis calms down. No new date has been established yet, as we are waiting until global events stabilise to a point where it is safe to do so. We look forward to updating you as soon as possible.
2) Our plan is to still perform this concert, behind closed doors, and on a live stream for you all to join us. The plan is for this to be a professional, multi-cam setup with pro audio, where you will be able to interact with us in a chat room. The same concert, only we’re sharing a chat room rather than a physical one!
We will provide you with more details regarding the stream as soon as we’ve tied a few things down – but we won’t keep you waiting long.
We are offering two options for everybody who has already bought a ticket:
1) REFUND: Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd April to receive a full refund of your ticket. Please forward the ticket to our email address and we will issue your refund.
2) TICKET TRANSFER: You can choose to leave the value of your ticket with us. The funds this leaves us with will help us to cover the expenses of streaming the show. Anybody who chooses to do this will automatically have their ticket transferred to our reorganised album launch show and will be able to attend the rescheduled show for free. However, you are absolutely under no obligation to do so, and all attendees are entitled to a full refund should you so choose.
Finally, we would just like to acknowledge our appreciation and gratitude for each and everyone one of you who have supported us on this journey so far. Your enjoyment, support, kind words and love regarding the music of Eleventh Hour has been overwhelming. In the coming weeks and months, we may find ourselves in a situation where many of us are encouraged or even required to stay indoors, isolating; we’re stuck indoors isolating; you’re stuck indoors isolating, everybody’s stuck indoors isolating. So, we’re going to try make use of this downtime to create some fun content for our YouTube and Facebook channels, which we’re going to be light-heartedly dubbing “The Isolation Tapes”. Expect lots of interactive content, challenges, streams, videos and more.
Let’s all show each other love and keep each other sane through these challenging times.
With Gratitude and Love,
Harrison, Moat, Cameron, Dan, Gareth and Ross.
Just to clarify, the live stream will be a Novena only feature. However, we will be inviting all the same bands back to join us on the rescheduled show!