Virtual reality has become more and more popular with artists taking advantage of Oculus Venues. Now, Post Malone fans can get a chance to experience his show in the VR world.
Post Malone is slated to perform in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 17, but those who can’t make it can see the concert in virtual reality via Oculus VR headsets. The virtual concert, produced by Supersphere, is free for those who have a headset by signing up through Oculus Venues. This is a one-time only event that will begin at 5 p.m. and wrap-up at 8:30 p.m.
The rising star is currently performing on his Runaway Tour in support of his sophomore record, Hollywood’s Bleeding. The LP follows his 2018 debut beerbongs & bentleys and is currently topping the Billboard 200 album chart. He is best-known for smash-hit tracks like “Better Now,” “Rockstar,” and “Sunflower” with Swae Lee.
Other artists have already taken advantage of the Oculus Venues VR experience, including Tenacious D, Vince Staples, The Revivalists, H.E.R., Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and most recently, Billie Eilish. Kane Brown and Marshmello even held their Good Morning America set in the virtual verse, which was called a “milestone for music entertainment” since the gig was the first concert accessible in person, on national television, and in VR around the world, simultaneously.
In addition to the Oculus Venues concerts, a handful of artists have begun to perform virtual concerts inside of video games; although the concept has been around for years, the demand began to increase after Marshmello broke records for 10 million concurrent users tuning into his concert inside Fortnite. Korn followed with a virtual concert in the AdventureQuest game and The Offspring took the stage inside World of Tanks.
With virtual technology on the rise, we can only expect more of this in the coming months.