The MelodyVR app may only be a few months old but it has already garnered a decent selection of musical artists, including Tokio Myers, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Walker. Next week will also see exOne Direction band member Liam Payne join that roster for a special gig in London, UK, the first live-streamed on MelodyVR.
Payne will be performing a secret headline show in London on 19th December, 2018 with MelodyVR live-streaming the entire event for fans across the world.
“This is an exciting moment for MelodyVR,” says Anthony Matchett CEO of MelodyVR. “We truly believe virtual reality has the power to connect artists with fans like never before. It has been a pleasure working with Liam and we’re excited to invite his fans both in London and across the globe to experience this amazing event. And a whole lot more in 2019.”
Fans won’t just be able to watch Liam perform live, they’ll also be able to make use of MelodyVR’s proprietary ‘jump shot’ technology allowing fans to control their own experience at the event, by choosing their own location within the venue. Additionally, the company states that the technology will broadcast the experience in a previously unseen quality for virtual reality (VR), helping to replicate the feeling of genuinely being there.
“I can’t wait for this show” says Liam, who was recently named 2018’s Most Influential Man on Twitter. “For those who are going to be there on the night, it’s going to be amazing … but the fact there will be people from right across the globe watching the live stream via MelodyVR makes it extra special.”
If you happen to live in the UK and are a massive fan, then MelodyVR is giving away a small number of tickets to attend the London show in person. Simply, head on over to the MelodyVR website and enter the ballot before it closes on Thursday 13th Dec 2018 at 12pm (GMT).
The event will be taking place next Wednesday 19th December at 8pm GMT (3pm EST). To watch all you need is an Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR headset and the free MelodyVR app which is currently available in the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.