Major Lazer partner with Oculus to present transcendent VR performance
Another day, another COVID-19–motivated livestream.
The latest creatives to answer the digital call are Major Lazer, who will perform an exclusive live set from within Oculus’ social virtual reality environment, “Venues,” on November 18. Hot off the success of their long-awaited LP Music Is The Weapon, Major Lazer are expected to sift through their newly refreshed powerhouse discography to play older and newer selections alike.
Although the ongoing pandemic unfortunately catalyzed the cancellation of Major Lazer’s 2020 touring plans, the group has worked tirelessly to virtually recreate the experience of the Major Lazer World Tour from the ground up. Developed using the power of Supersphere’s ArcRunner, which allows acts to replicate the tour production that they would have used in an in-person setting, from set design to visuals, the virtual reality experience models what viewers would have experienced during Major Lazer’s world tour. By boasting world-class lighting and visual mapping, the performance promises fans an experience as close to the real thing as possible.
Major Lazer is set to take the virtual stage at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST on November 18. For more information on how to watch, visit the event page here.
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