Billie Eilish Gig To Stream In VR In Oculus Venues

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Billie Eilish Gig To Stream In VR In Oculus Venues
August 25, 2019
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Billie Eilish performing live at Lowlands Festival 2019 on Aug. 17, 2019 in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands.  

 

The VR concert series has also featured Lupe Fiasco, Chromeo and Tenacious D.

Billie Eilish’s live show will soon be available in virtual reality.   

 

The pop superstar is coming to Oculus Venues, the VR concert series that allows fans to enjoy live entertainment from their Oculus Go, Gear VR or Quest headsets, the company announced Tuesday (August 21). The performance, which will be shot at Eilish’s Madrid, Spain tour stop on Sept. 3, will be available on Oculus Venues that same evening beginning at 9:30pm ET. 

 

“It's really nice to be able to have something that makes the show so accessible, and to have a platform to bring the live experience to people who haven't been able to be at a show yet,” Eilish said in a statement. “I just want everyone to have a good time. That's always my only goal, even when you're watching the show at home.”

 

Oculus is partnering with immersive-streaming company Supersphere for the performance.  

 

“'Copycat' is really fun,” Eilish added. “I make everybody get really low, and we all jump when the drop comes in. Even though you'll be watching on a VR headset, you should still get low and jump with everyone.”

 

Launched on May 30, 2018 with a performance by singer-songwriter Vance Joy, Oculus Venues also streams sporting events, comedy shows, movies and more. During the experience, users have the option of toggling between solo-viewing and “social sharing” modes, the latter of which allows viewers to connect with others based on common interests and/or mutual Facebook friends.

 

Eilish is arguably the biggest artist to be featured thus far in Oculus Venues, which has also streamed concerts by acts such as Tenacious DLupe FiascoChromeoEverclearNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsThe Head And The Heart and Kamasi Washington. In June, Avicii’s final studio album Tim also premiered on the platform in a special VR experience that saw each song set to its own 360-degree visualizer.

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