NextVR and Live Nation to Broadcast The Black Angles Concert in Virtual Reality, Live from First Avenue
On Friday, May 12 at approximately 11 p.m. ET, NextVR and Live Nation will broadcast live in virtual reality (VR) The Black Angels concert, where they will perform from the First Avenue and 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis. Fans will get front row and on-stage access as they are transported to an immersive experience featuring Austin’s psych rock masters performing for the first time in virtual reality.
The Black Angels just released their album “Death Song.” This is the five-piece’s first full-length release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records.
The live VR broadcast will be available for free globally (except in China) through the NextVR app. Fans with a Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR headset, along with a compatible smartphone, can experience the concert live by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store for GearVR or the Google Play store for Daydream.
This concert is part of Live Nation's multi-year concert series with NextVR. Together, the two companies continue to provide live, virtual reality performances, transforming the way fans interact with artists and iconic venues, making access to live music events easier to achieve.
Broadcasting from multiple vantage points, NextVR and Live Nation deliver fans unprecedented access to live events they may not be able to experience in person. To date, they have broadcasted performances by Killswitch Engage, Thievery Corporation, Galactic, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, with more to be broadcasted in the coming months.
Please see additional information below about The Black Angels.
ABOUT THE BLACK ANGELS:
Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock, and the New York Times has said they “play psychedelic rock as if the 1960s never ended, and they are absolute masters of it”. The band has toured with Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Black Keys +more, and played festivals such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Primavera, Harvest Fest, Coachella and Bonnaroo. Two of the band members co-founded Levitation Festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) in 2008, which has since grown into one of the best-reviewed and expertly-curated festivals in the country (returning in 2018). For more information on tour dates and band news, please visit www.TheBlackAngels.com.
ABOUT NextVR: NextVR is the world’s leading virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in virtual reality to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has multiple patented technologies that deliver an unparalleled virtual reality experience, providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion. NextVR has world-class partnerships with leaders in sports and entertainment including the NFL, NBA, FOX Sports, Live Nation, and the International Champions Cup. NextVR was founded by industry leaders with decades of experience in 3D stereoscopic imaging, compression technology and VR broadcasting. For more information, visit NextVR.com.