The Long Goodbye: Online Edition


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Riz Ahmed – musician, storyteller, actor and activist – brings a special one-off livestream performance to

The Long Goodbye, Ahmed’s electrifying live music show, was due to premiere in Manchester back in March. Three days before the first performance, the UK went into lockdown – and the show, commissioned by MIF and Brooklyn Academy of Music, was postponed until 2021 (dates TBA).

Ahmed, though, has reacted to lockdown by creating this one-off livestream performance. Developed especially for the digital realm and presented in binaural sound, it’s a companion piece to the live show, which we’re planning to present in Manchester next year – watch this space.

Ahmed’s livestream performance will blend storytelling, music from acclaimed album The Long Goodbye, archive footage and immersive sound to guide us through an emotional landscape – unravelling the album tracks to tell the story of this moment through a personal journey, while asking: ‘How did we get here?’ It follows on the heels of ‘Once Kings’, Ahmed’s brand new track (watch the video here), and his new film Mogul Mowgli, in UK cinemas now.

The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition will be streamed online on Saturday 19 December 2020 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale at 2pm (GMT) on Thursday 10 December and are priced on a pay-what-you-feel basis at £5, £10, £15 or £20.


Kirsty Housley Director

Andrea Gelardin Creative Director

Gareth Fry Sound Design

The Long Goodbye: Online Edition is presented by WeTransfer.

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