Peter Bjorn and John to host 36-hour concert starting Friday morning

Start whistling: Peter Bjorn and John are gearing up for a marathon 36-hour live-stream concert this Friday. 

The trio announced the unorthodox and mega-sized show will help raise money to support their crew as the band had to postpone all spring tour dates until the fall due to the current coronavirus epidemic. 

Peter Bjorn and John will broadcast on Twitch from their INGRID Studios in Stockholm starting at 9 a.m. EST, but they themselves won’t perform until around 5 p.m. EST that afternoon. People tuning in will see a variety of artists throughout the day-and-a-half-long live stream — slated to end at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 28. Those other performers include Shout Out Louds, Freja the Dragon, Tussilago, Esther, Johnossi and OLSSON along with DJ sets from Axel Boman of Studio Barnhus and Kornel Kovacs. 

Peter Bjorn and John will spend the time they’re not performing interacting with fans, answering questions and chatting, while encouraging people to make donations via PayPal to help defray the costs of their lost tour for their crew and other members of the INGRID collective. 

“The live-stream marks the first time the band will be performing tracks from their incredible new album Endless Dream live for fans,” the band says. “Their North American headline tour was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and last week the band announced their rescheduled dates for this fall including their appearance at Treefort Festival.” 

Those interested in watching the live-stream show, in full or in part, can register here and can subscribe to INGRID’s Twitch channel here. 

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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