Sometimes it isn’t always possible to see your favourite band or musician, tickets can sell lightning fast or they’re not touring anywhere in your area. They other alternative is to watch on TV, but the majority of gigs aren’t televised and those that are don’t make you feel you’re part of the crowd. That’s where 360-degree livestreaming comes in and its gaining popularity. Fans of British duo Royal Blood will be able to enjoy an immersive livestream tonight, courtesy of Samsung.
Royal Blood will be preforming tonight in London, UK, and Samsung will be providing the technical know how so that fans will be able to feel like they’re at the performance as well. The one-off gig at the Collins Music Hall in Islington is to launch a collaborative partnership between the band and the electronics’ brands 360 camera technology.
The show will also be celebrating the launch of the recently announced Galaxy S8, where Samsung is inviting Royal Blood’s biggest fans to see the duo premiere music from their new album ‘How Did We Get So Dark’.
Expect the gig to be recorded with Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera, unveiled at Samsung Unpacked last month. The camera features a redesigned body that’s easier to hand hold, 4K resolution recording with duel F2.2 lenses and a 130-minute battery life.
While Samsung hasn’t confirmed how to watch the performance it’ll likely be streamed on YouTube and Facebook with support for Gear VR.
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