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LA Zoo’s 50th Beastly Ball featuring Slash Will be Broadcast in VR

Watch it on the NextVR app via Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR.

NextVR is synonymous with immersive sports broadcasting, regularly streaming NBA matches and other sports. But it also does other live events having partnered with Live Nation in 2016. Next month the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) will hold its annual Beastly Ball at the L.A. Zoo, and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, legendary guitarist and wildlife advocate Slash will be performing in an exclusive live concert backed by Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band, all filmed in 360-degrees.

Slash will perform a mix of blues and R&B, joined by special guests Jack Black, Grace Potter and Bernard Fowler.  The Ball will honour Wallis Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation and bestow the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award on the National Geographic Society, represented by Gary E. Knell, President and CEO.

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As part of NextVR and Live Nation’s partnership with Citi, you’ll be able to watch the entire concert using either a Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR virtual reality (VR) headset. In addition to the show, you will also have access to “Backstage with Citi” – getting behind the scenes footage as Slash prepares to take the stage – simply download the NextVR app for the appropriate device.

“I’m honoured and proud to be a part of the L.A. Zoo’s 50th Anniversary Beastly Ball,” said Slash in a statement  “It’s going to be the biggest yet, and I’m really looking forward to jamming live with some good friends.”

“As the Zoo celebrates 50 years of leadership in exceptional animal welfare and its role as a key player in major conservation projects that protect animal species from extinction, GLAZA’s Board of Trustees looks ahead to the next 50 by building upon five decades of major support for the Zoo,” added GLAZA President Connie Morga. “Our goal to raise $3 million at the Beastly Ball to establish SCAN’s Curator of Conservation position and fund it for the future will, we believe, profoundly impact animal conservation, which is essential to the future of the Zoo and to the planet.”

LA Zoo’s 50th Beastly Ball will take place on Saturday, 20th May, 2017, at 6 pm PT (2am GMT).

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