Matisyahu and FANS celebrate the joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with three livestreams from the stage of Port Chester, New York’s The Capitol Theatre. The livestreams take place December 10, 11, and 17, exclusively on https://fans.live/matisyahu. Each event is available on-demand for 48 hours after it originally goes live.
“Performing this year’s Festival of Light livestream shows in Westchester, New York and even more poignantly at The Capitol Theatre, brings the entire experience full circle in a very personal way, being my hometown venue and one of my favorite theaters in the world.” said Matisyahu. “Prior to COVID, my wife and I attended shows there often, given the proximity to our home and the fact that it stages shows from our favorite artists and bands. After almost a year without playing music live, I could not imagine a better place for this year’s Festival of Light. It will really feel like being home which is very fitting for this year, only missing the joyous faces in the audience looking back at us, which we all hope to return to very soon.”
Beginning as an annual year-end-celebration in 2004, Matisyahu’s Festival of Light concerts — which provide warmth, joy, strength, and inspiration during the holiday season — are the biggest shows of his career. This year’s shows are no exception. As people around the world light the Hanukkah candles, Matisyahu’s music transforms the darkness from this past year into light.
As the story goes, when the Jews returned to their holy temple desecrated almost beyond repair, one sealed canister of oil remained untouched, and from that, the entire temple and nation were able to be rebuilt. Hope stayed alive and burned brightly for eight nights representing one above the natural cycle of seven, eight representing the infinite and the aspect of humanity which never dies; the light of the soul which shines and warms up the contrasting darkness surrounding it, reminding us of the miraculous.
With social distancing remaining in effect due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s holiday will look different than in years past. Matisyahu’s vision for the Festival of Light 2020 livestream shows is that families can safely gather together, either around the menorah or anything that binds them over the holidays and share a meaningful experience. It is one that will never be forgotten. Matisyahu hopes that his music can be the soundtrack to this event and help to inspire during these challenging times.
Fans are encouraged to give the gift of music this holiday season by transferring their tickets and merchandise to a friend or family member. After purchasing, individuals can forward their confirmation e-mails to FANS at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange gifting.
WHEN: December 10, 11 + 17 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT. Each event will be available on-demand for 48 hours after it originally goes live.
WHERE: Livetreaming on https://fans.live/matisyahu
Individual tickets, 3-night passes, along with ticket and merch bundles are onsale now. For more information, visit https://fans.live/matisyahu