German rocker Doro Pesch has announced a live drive-in show. Dubbed “Doro: Queen of Metal,” the show will take place at CARantena Arena in Worms, Germany on June 13.
“And here’s our next show at a drive-in cinema / Autokino,” wrote Pesch in a post on her Facebook page announcing the show. “This time in the CARantena-Arena.de in Worms, Germany, on June 13 as part of the REGENBOGEN 2 Rock Summer. Let’s rock this together. I hope to see you guys!”
Pesch’s set is part of the fairground/drive-in theater’s “Regenbogen 2 Rock Summer” event, which finds a mix of films and live comedy and music shows where performances will be projected onto the big screen for patrons sitting in their cars to see. Cars will need to tune in to a specially set radio frequency to hear the show.
In accordance with Germany’s social distancing regulations, cars will only be allowed to have two adults plus children who live in the same household. Tickets to the shows will only be available online.
Live Nation recently revealed that they too would be looking into drive-in concerts, among other ideas, as a way to bring live music back once social distancing measures become more relaxed. The company has already started rolling out a series in Denmark this month called “Drive-In Live,” which consists of shows in four cities across the country in May and June. Those shows will allow for 600 cars (five people per vehicle) to view artists on an extra-high raised stage and three giant screens with the sound being broadcast through the radio.
The idea has also started taking off in the US, as Live Nation has worked on a couple of drive-in shows for first responders over the last month in various markets. Following the Denmark shows, the company hopes to bring the same type of shows to their amphitheaters, allowing for tailgating and pod-style seating.
Said Live Nation President of Venues, US Tom See to Rolling Stone recently:
“Our ultimate goal is to connect fans with artists to create those lasting memories, and we have teams around the world exploring unique ways to make that happen. There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to drive-in concerts, but we’re fortunate to have our venues and logistics in place to ramp these shows up quickly as communities are ready. Artists and fans are having fun with them, and employees and crews are glad to be working some shows, so for us it’s a win all around.”