The Foo Fighters will be active on Super Bowl weekend, but not in the way you think. While many artists will play shows around the Super Bowl festivities this weekend, Foo Fighters will swing into virtual reality with a post-Super Bowl concert via Horizon Locations.
The band teamed up with video director Mark Romanek to shoot a concert specifically with virtual reality in mind. With multiple 180° cameras positioned around the stage, those watching the concert will have the “best seat in the house”, providing the viewer with an immersive experience that includes custom stage design, hands-on effects, lighting programs sophisticated and XR elements mixed into the concert scene.
“The Foo Fighters love a challenge, whether it’s playing on the biggest stages in the world, in the smallest clubs, making movies and miniseries… We’ve done just about everything,” says Dave Grohl. “But we never collaborated with Mark Romanek on a concept set of songs (including one performed live for the first time) for a global audience, where everyone has the best seats in the house thanks to VR technology the more badass…till now. Join us when we cross this one off the FF bucket list!
The band is keeping the setlist under wraps, but they plan to include rarely performed songs for those watching as well as a song that has never been performed live before.
Meta will be hosting the virtual reality concert. You can catch it in VR via Horizon Locations or in 2D as well as via Facebook Watch on the Foo Fighters Facebook page and also on the group instagram. It will also be featured on Portal and Messenger via Watch Together. The fun begins at 8:00 p.m. PT immediately after the Super Bowl concludes.
If you’ve never attended a Horizon Venues show before, be sure to download the app. Once you’ve done that, you can make sure your avatar is dressed the way you want (NFL Super Bowl LVI shirts are available through the avatar editor), then head to the Venues lobby. There, you’ll wait with other fans in a custom football-themed environment and some of the bays in the lobby will have doors to other worlds where you can take part in other football-themed games and experiences while you wait. the show.
The Foo Fighters continue to support their 2021 album, medicine at midnight. More tour dates are booked throughout the year and you can find them here. In addition, the group is preparing its first film, Workshop 666arriving February 25.
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