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As we move through the 2022 touring season, Undertow Shows will continue to follow COVID precautions – with updates and modifications as necessary. In order to do these shows as safely as possible for hosts, guests, and artists we’ll be asking all guests to agree to specific terms before they can purchase tickets to attend a show…
+ All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of the show. Fully vaccinated means you have your primary dosage and booster.
+ All attendees must show completed CDC vaccine cards to enter. Alternate proof of vaccine status must be approved prior to the show.
+ All attendees must wear a mask while inside the show space.
+ All guests will provide their contact details at checkout for any possible contact tracing efforts after the show.
There will be no exceptions for anyone for any reason. Thank you for understanding and following these policies so we can get our artists back out on tour.
We’re looking for people to host Duquette Johnston Undertow Shows in September and October 2022.
These house shows will be in support of Duquette’s most recent album: The Social Animals, released in February on Single Lock Records.
By his own admission Duquette Johnston has lived a “wild, incredible life.”
Johnston’s cycle through the prison system with drug charges, his return to society with resolute focus to uplift community, and his wife’s near fatal pregnancy are the colossal experiences Duquette draws from in his latest work.
The Social Animals is the culmination of Johnston’s expanded creativity in album form that reverberates with hopefulness and an awe for the mysteries of our dandelion existence. Full bio here.
We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room (for approx 3 hours) and check-in guests at the door upon arrival. In return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.
Do you live in or near one of the cities listed below? Do you have large living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, coffee shop, or other space that can comfortably and safely host up to 50 people? If so, please read everything on this page and fill in the form below to submit your space.
Duquette would love to play a show at your place!
South Eastern regions:
Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, N. Carolina, S. Carolina
East Coast regions:
Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, NYC/Brooklyn, Boston
1. Please read everything so you know how it works.
2. Fill in the form below.
3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can confirm a show at your place.
A few things we want you to know about…
In the past we’ve booked all kinds of spaces. It can be residential, commercial, community, or any other space where you can host a private gathering. Bonus points for being centrally located! The space should comfortably and safely hold a minimum of 25 people. Show us what you got!
There needs to be street parking, a parking garage, or public transportation nearby so guests can access your space easily. Before you offer to host a show, please check with your neighbors to confirm they’re ok with a bunch of extra people coming over. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people.
Be realistic. This is the number of tickets we put on sale. Please keep in mind when determining your capacity, you get five free tickets for friends that won’t be included in the ticketed capacity. The capacity you tell us will be the number of tickets we put on sale. EXAMPLE: If we sell 50 tickets and you invite 5 guests, there will be 55 people at the show.
3. TICKET PRICE
Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. These shows usually sell out quickly and we want everyone to have a fair opportunity to buy tickets.
4. GUEST LIST
We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:15-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space within 30 minutes after the show has ended. That’s usually no later than 10pm.
VERY IMPORTANT! We are requiring all guests bring a completed COVID-19 vaccine card and show it at the door to enter. The artist will be at the door with the host to help check-in guests as they arrive. There will be no exceptions. If someone doesn’t have their vaccine card, they will not be allowed to enter.
5. FREE TICKETS FOR HOSTS
The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets online. These guests will also need to bring a completed vaccine card to attend the show.
6. PROMOTING THE SHOW
Shows will promoted through Undertow’s websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and by word-of-mouth. We’ll create individual Facebook events for each show and make you the event admin so you can easily invite friends and community members. We’d appreciate your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Instagram, too. Please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets.
Home addresses will not be published on the web and will only be given to those who purchase tickets. In addition to respecting your privacy, we need to keep the show locations private so random folks don’t show up and party-crash.
7. SOUND SYSTEM & LIGHTING
You don’t need a sound system. Most of the shows are totally acoustic. But some artists bring along a small sound system if they’re playing electric instruments. If they need access to an electrical outlet or power strip, we’ll let you know.
You don’t need any special lighting. But it would be great if you had some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.
You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring folding chair, cushion, or pillow to sit on during the show.
9. OPENING ARTISTS
We don’t have openers at these shows. It’s much easier for us to keep things simple and stay on schedule if it’s just one artist playing. We’re also trying to keep the amount of time guests are in your space to a minimum.
10. FRIENDLY PETS
We love cats and dogs, we really do! But an excitable pet running around during the show can be distracting for the guests and performers. If you have curious and friendly 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house, or sending them to a friend’s house, during the show?
If all that sounds ok,
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