The First ‘Drive-In Concert Tour’ in the U.S. is Happening in June, from Electronic/Experimental Artist Marc Rebillet

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The new revolution of live music facilitated by the COVID-19 pandemic may be on the cusp of breaking it in the United States, thanks to experimental musician/YouTuber Marc Rebillet.

A couple of days ago, Rebillet announced the Drive-In Live Tour 2020. Scheduled for June, it will bring Rebillet’s irreverent live show to a few drive-in theaters in North Carolina and Texas:

Given Rebillet’s penchant for unpredictable live performances, this could be pretty wild.

What is a “drive-in concert,” you might ask? Well, pretty much what it sounds like. Just last week, a few of these events (drive-in raves, so to speak) popped up in Germany, with various DJs putting on a show for fans sitting in their cars, pumping fists and honking horns along to the pulsating beats:

As you’d expect given the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic that has created the entire concept of the “drive-in concert” in the first place, there’s a lengthy list of rules accompanying this new tour idea from Marc Rebillet. A few, from the promotion company putting on his tour:

This unique cinema and concert experience is the first of its kind in America and features live performances by Marc Rebillet, short films and comedy. The event follows social distancing guidelines and the event producers want you to have a safe, fun time at this incredible experience. 

We are following all CDC guidelines. Cars will be parked at their minimum distance in accordance to each state’s safety recommendations. Guests are required to remain in their vehicles at all times with the exception to use the restroom. All drive-in staff will be wearing gloves and face coverings and tickets can be purchased online ONLY to ensure contactless payment. There are no refunds (unless event is cancelled), no re-entry and all sales are final. 

It will be intriguing to see how this plays out, for sure. As long as live concerts remain on the periphery of what we can expect in the relatively near future, might the drive-in concert become the next big thing in the industry? We’ll have to wait and see.



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