Meta to Host Foo Fighters NFL Super Bowl XR Concert
Rock legends Foo Fighters are set to take to the virtual stage at Meta’s Horizon Venues as part of the Super Bowl spectacle on February 13, the US tech giant announced this week.
The group will host the concert on Meta’s virtual reality (VR) platform, allowing viewers equipped with Quest 2 headsets to watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers jam in 360-degree stereoscopic video.
The development comes as Metaverse and Real-Time 3D (RT3D) companies employ some of the world’s top music and sports talent to promote their platforms, leading to record usage of Metaverse solutions in entertainment.
We’ve never played in VR…until now. Watch the #QuestAfterShow front row with @MetaQuestVR stream right after the big game in Horizon Venues or on Facebook Live by answering here: https://t.co/IWBstqmRpp pic.twitter.com/Yiw7Qoilcm
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 8, 2022
Using strategically positioned 180 degree cameras on stage, Mark Romanek, musical filmmaker, will capture the band’s performance for VR users with a custom stage, visual effects and XR features for the show, mixing real footage with RT3D content.
David Grohl, leader and founder of Foo Fighterssaid in a statement,
“[We’ve] never collaborated with Mark Romanek on a concept set of songs [for] a global audience, where everyone has the best seats in the house thanks to the most badass VR technology… so far”
Metaverse solutions are transforming the entertainment industry
The announcement comes months after British cinematic icon James Bond debuted on Venues in September last year, allowing global audiences to watch the premiere of the latest installment ‘No Time To Die’ in record numbers, despite movie theaters closed due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Stage Inc launched its Stageverse live event platform with a massive concert by British rockers Muse, which provided immersive 360-degree videos of a gig the trio performed in Spain.
Steve Aoki, one of the music industry’s leading DJ artists, also supported Monkey Kingdom’s Metaverse platform with a New Year’s Eve concert and the sale of his limited-edition Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
A growing list of artists, sports icons, and movie stars have joined other Metaverse platforms to attract support for mental health initiatives, promote Metaverse land sales, and grow the growing XR entertainment industry. and content creators.
Metavese companies have also seen record use of their solutions to support struggling artists amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has devastated the entertainment industry due to venue closures.
Artists such as Snoop Dogg, Dave Guetta, Ed Sheeran and Grimes have also teamed up with companies to support emerging technologies being developed on the Metaverse, the space-based communications platform widely heralded as the Internet’s successor intended to reshape people. human interactions over the decade.