Regular readers of VRFocus may remember back in May when we reported on acclaimed comedian, beatboxer and DJ, Reggie Watts holding a live performance via social virtual reality (VR) app, AltspaceVR. The show was to celebrate the launch of FrontRow, AltspaceVR’s new tech that gives everyone a front row seat to events. Today Watts has revealed on Twitter that he’ll be returning for another performance next week.
Reggie’s tweet doesn’t reveal any details about the show, other than it’ll be taking place on Wednesday 14th September at 8pm PST (4am GMT). Viewers can expect to see an eclectic mix of comedy and music as his improvised musical sets are created using only his voice, a keyboard, and a looping machine.
AltspaceVR’s FrontRow has the ability to bring thousands of people to an event from across the world. Instead of live-streaming a show in 180 or 360-degrees like NextVR, FrontRow mirrors performers’ avatars to all audience locations. The performer’s gestures, movements and voice are instantly shared in all the performance spaces.
“FrontRow allows everyone who attends to have a front row seat. Do you want to have a private party and attend the show with just your friends? You can do that. Do you want to enjoy the show just by yourself? You can do that. Do you want to have the traditional public event experience with 50 new friends? You can do that, too, Eric Romo, CEO of AltspaceVR has previously commented.
To watch Reggie Watts’ next show you’ll need to download the AltspaceVR app through Google Play for Google Cardboard, Oculus Store for Samsung’s Gear VR, Oculus Home for Oculus Rift or Steam for HTC Vive, and register here.
As AltspaceVR holds more performances, VRFocus will keep you updated.