All of the profits made from the American indie folk duo’s livestream performance, which is supported by Bangkok-based promoter HAVE YOU HEARD?, will be donated to organisations in support of the George Floyd protests.

All of the profits made from the American indie folk duo's livestream performance, which is supported by Bangkok-based promoter HAVE YOU HEARD?, will be donated to organisations in support of the George Floyd protests.
Photo by: Have You Heard?

Whitney will be a hosting a livestream performance tomorrow on Friday, June 12 at 7am (Bangkok time).

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Organised by Bangkok-based concert promoter HAVE YOU HEARD?, the livestream is a pay-per-view event priced at US$20. Tickets can be bought via NoonChorus.

In a released statement, the band had this to say:

“We’ve decided to postpone our livestream until Thursday 6/11 out of respect for and in solidarity with the fight against white supremacy and the many black lives that have been taken unjustly by the hands of police. In no way do we think these issues will be any less prominent or significant by 6/11, however we are taking the week to figure out how we can best support charities that give to marginalized communities and those who’ve been affected by police brutality and senseless incarceration. There are so many charities that could use our help so from 6/4-6/11, we will be donating $300 each day towards a different charity. We will use this page to highlight each specific cause in the hopes that you can join us and help out where you can 💙 We will also keep our ears open for other charities that are close to your hearts so please DM and comment/tag to let us know where our help is best served. In addition to our continued support of NIVA, we will be donating 100% of our profits from the live stream performance to Black Lives Matter and My Block, My Hood, My City. We appreciate you all.”

All profits made from the livestream will go to Black Lives Matter and My Block My Hood My City to support the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement as well as the National Independent Venue Association which secures financial support for independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.

Bandmates Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich formed Whitney after the breakup of their previous band, Smith Westerns, in 2014. The Chicago-based indie folk duo’s debut album, Light Upon the Lake, was released in 2016 and earned a spot in various music publications’ best albums list of that year.

The duo were originally scheduled to perform in Bangkok last March for the Jamcity by Jameson x Have You Heard riverside music festival until the event had to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The duo’s album features their hit singles ‘No Woman’ and ‘Golden Days’.

For more info, head on over to NoonChorus or the livestream event page on Facebook.

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