Andrew McMahon Playing Drive-In Concerts 7/10-7/11 to Mark 15th Anniversary of Jack’s Mannequin ‘Everything in Transit’ (Live Stream Available)


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We’ve begun seeing musical artists venture into uncharted territory in an effort to return to live music in the COVID-19 era, and on July 10 and 11, Andrew McMahon will stage two special drive-in gigs at the Grove in Anaheim, California.

The pair of gigs were announced on Tuesday by McMahon, known for his work fronting the early 2000s band Something Corporate in addition to later projects Jack’s Mannequin and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, with which he’s achieved some mainstream success over the past few years.

In 2005, McMahon released Everything in Transit, the debut album from his Jack’s Mannequin project, and these two drive-in gigs are meant to commemorate the album’s 15th anniversary.

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be performing 2 live shows at the City National Grove of Anaheim on July 10 and 11 to kick off Drive-In OC. In a time where shows are scarce, this is an opportunity for us to gather safely and celebrate live music under the stars. It also felt like the perfect time to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of “Everything In Transit”, which my band and I will be playing front-to-back, in addition to other favorite songs from The Wilderness and Something Corporate. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday June 18 at 10AM PT for mailing list subscribers, you can subscribe at andrewmcmahon.com. General on-sale begins at 10AM PT on Friday June 19. Full event info at www.driveinoc.com (link in bio). These tickets are non-transferable and the original purchaser must be present to enter the show.

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As for safety measures put in place for the gigs:

The safety and wellness of guests and staff is the top priority for City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC.  Every aspect of the event has been engineered to provide the most contactless experience possible, including entry, ticketing, concessions, and restrooms.  Nederlander Concerts is working closely with both Orange County and the City of Anaheim to ensure Drive-In OC meets or exceeds all recommended standards set forth by the CDC and State of California.  Details about social-distancing guidelines and event details available at  www.DriveInOC.com.

There is also a live stream option available to fans that won’t be able to make it to the actual in-person drive-in concert on the 11th:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJUilnHfR3/

Events like drive-in concerts are the nature of our new collective reality, a time in which 90% of independent music venues fear they may have to permanently close due to the pandemic unless more federal funding comes their way.

Major festivals and tours have been postponed or cancelled. Everything has been upended by the pandemic, so it will be interesting to see how the concepts of drive-in concerts continue to adapt and unfold as long as the pandemic maintains its control over the state of things.


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