Barenaked Ladies announce Christmas livestream | The Music Universe

A Very Virtual Christmas will be held Dec 18th

Barenaked Ladies have announced a very special holiday streaming event Barenaked Ladies Presents: A Very Virtual Christmas, to take place on Friday, December 18th at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST with a UK only encore Saturday, December 19th at 5 pm GMT. Hosted on sessionslive.com, tickets are $15 USD and seasonal merchandise and ticket bundles will also be available to purchase.

The event will feature sketch comedy written by the band, a few special surprises and performances including holiday fan favorites from the popular Barenaked For The Holidays album. Barenaked Ladies are bringing some holiday cheer to you this year.

Brand new BNL holiday merchandise is available via their online store including a jigsaw puzzle, Rubik’s cube, hat and mask, alongside the ever popular ugly sweaters, ornaments and the Barenaked For The Holidays CD.

The Maroon 20th anniversary edition 180-g vinyl is available now for presale including a bonus, alternative version of “Green Christmas.”

The multi-platinum band beloved worldwide have been staying busy during quarantine with Facebook livestreams along with their #SelfieCamJams, performing deep cuts and fan favorites from their homes, even bringing in surprise guests. They have done 23 to date, including a family-fun “Snacktime” #SelfieCamJam for kids of all ages. Many familiar faces made a special appearance to share their favorite snack, like Sarah McLachlan, Tom Greene, KT Tunstall, The Count, and Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish, who Barenaked Ladies toured with in 2019. The full SelfieCamJam series is featured on BNL’s playlist on YouTube.

The band also teamed up with Michael Bublé and Sofia Reyes for a timely single “Gotta Be Patient,” with all proceeds to be donated to various charities. Proceeds for Barenaked Ladies will go to Cultural Survival which provides indigenous communities rights and cultures worldwide.

BNL’s extensive 2020 touring plans are postponed until 2021. This includes a headline tour of the UK and their Last Summer On Earth tour of North America with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket. This will be the 6th edition of their Last Summer On Earth tour, following last summer’s critically-acclaimed shows with Hootie & the Blowfish. Some of their previous guests have included Cracker, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Guster, Ben Folds Five, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, OMD, Howard Jones, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall. Tickets purchased for 2020 remain valid for 2021.