by MythofRock

Around 130 Italian artists and venues participated in the “L’ Ultimo Concerto?” (“The Last Concert?”) initiative, which took place yesterday, Saturday, February 27, 2021, to highlight the increasingly uncertain future of music venues. Lacuna Coil was one of the participating bands. Instead of playing live as part of a scheduled free virtual stream, each artist was filmed taking the stage at a different venue and then standing there in silence as a way of commemorating the one-year mark since the first Italian venues closed. 

Organized by KeepOn Live, Arci, Assomusica and Live DMA, the campaign was announced last month when the venues shared images on social media of their year of foundation and the year 2021 with a question mark, suggesting that their closures due to the coronavirus pandemic could be permanent.

Lacuna Coil explained: “You were expecting to see a live show while we just stood in silence,” the group said. “It’s not a bad joke. This is the situation of live clubs in italy. Places where we got to meet many of you. It is with this bitter taste in our mouths that we’re asking for your support. For them a live show with no music is not a live show. A silent live club is not a live club. Thanks for being part of this, for your support, and for being there in this very moment which hopefully will be a turning point. From now on, we just want to talk about the next live show”.


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