Pelican had to postpone their June tour with Inter Arma (obviously), but as "very minor consolation," they've released a live album recorded last year. They write on Facebook:

It will come as no surprise that we are forced to postpone our June tour with INTER ARMA due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not reached lightly - sharing this music with people in the live environment is sacred for us; it brings a special sense of purpose and catharsis to our lives that we depend upon.

As a very minor consolation, we are sharing a new live album recorded at the Grog Shop in Cleveland of last year via our Bandcamp page. We'd been planning to share a recording from the Nighttime Stories tour at some point and now seems to be the moment - with no definitive sense of when we'll be able to perform together again, we felt compelled to make this available now. We've also made all out remaining shirts from recent tours available on the same page - all shirts come with an automatic download of the live album.

We hope we can revisit these songs in front of audiences again soon. Until then, please take care of yourselves; stay safe, stay healthy.

And they also added on Bandcamp:

The twelfth show of the Nighttime Stories tour took place at the Grog Shop, a venue that has played host to many, many memorable Pelican shows over our nearly 20 year tenure. This night was no exception, as we were joined by our great friends Bloodiest and Six Kills Nine. Moreover, this leg of the tour - four shows in the Midwest over the course of a long weekend - kicked off with Trevor crushing a fingertip on his left hand while loading amps into the practice room two days before hitting the road.

For this jaunt we enlisted the talents of our longtime friend and erstwhile live sound collaborator Matt Hannigan, who has a habit of recording multitrack audio of the shows he mixes. On listening back to the recordings, we were particularly into this one: it seems to really capture the excitement and energy of the night (and tour, overall).




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