Published Apr 26, 2020Tame Impala's Kevin Parker has delivered a livestream acoustic performance of his The Slow Rush track, "On Track," for a COVID-19 relief benefit in Australia and New Zealand.
Performing as a part of Music from the Home Front, the singer lent his music to an at-home performance of the song on Anzac Day (April 25). The holiday is the Down Under equivalent of Remembrance Day, and served as the ideal venue to host a number of Australian and Kiwi musicians for a virtual festival. Music from the Home Front was organized by concert promoter Frontier Touring, which touted the event as a "thank you" to frontline workers.
Read the promoter's statement below.
On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations. While recognizing and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the COVID-19 front line and say, "thank you."
Courtney Barnett, Crowded House, Tones and I, and Vance Joy, as well as many other performers, were featured in the event. All donations from the virtual festival went towards Support Act and Music Helps Live.
Watch Parker's performance below.