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The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition

Jan 28—Mar 1, 2021


This performance includes captioning.

Please note that the stream will contain rapidly flashing/strobe lights, strong language, and adult themes.

RUN TIME: 30min

ALL TICKETS:  Pay-what-you-can starting at $6.75 (£5). Please note: All prices will be listed in British currency during purchase.
The performance is available to stream through March 1 at 6:59pm EST  
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Riz Ahmed

This intimate new work by Riz Ahmed—whose recent performance in Sound of Metal earned him international praise and best actor nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and more—is now back by popular demand, following a sold-out premiere in December. The musician, storyteller, actor, and activist unravels his acclaimed album, The Long Goodbye, for the digital realm in this abbreviated adaptation of his live show (originally slated for BAM’s 2020 spring season and currently postponed). Blending music and storytelling from the album with immersive sound, Ahmed guides audiences through an emotional landscape, telling the story of this moment through his own personal journey.

Tickets are on sale now through the Manchester International Festival (MIF) website. Ticket buyers will receive an email from MIF with the URL to view the performance and instructions on how to log in to their online platform. If you bought a ticket for the original livestream premiere in December, you can watch the on-demand stream again by logging into your existing account on the MIF website.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact BAM Ticket Services at

Upon the album’s release, Pitchfork called the album “a compelling, unapologetic account of what it feels like to be brown and British in 2020” and wrote of Ahmed’s performance: “rarely has his rage been as incandescent and pointed as on his second album.” The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition is produced by BAM and Manchester International Festival.

This performance includes captioning.

Please note that the stream will contain rapidly flashing/strobe lights, strong language, and adult themes.

Based on the live show commissioned by Manchester International Festival and BAM
Presented by WeTransfer.

Season Sponsor:


Bloomberg Philanthropies


Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:


Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

Riz Ahmed
The Long Goodbye (Spotify)

Listen to the album that The Guardian calls “potent, original and timely.”

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