The importance of live events to VR continues to grow as more apps and headsets become more accessible. Providing people with the perspectives that VR can afford gives the impression of a premium experience and more groups continue to embrace the technology for their shows, concerts, and sporting events.
The bigger the name, the better when it comes to new partnerships involving VR and we’re getting some of the biggest in music coming to an immersive platform near you. On the backs of Universal Music, Queen and Adam Lambert are teaming up for a VR concert called “VR The Champions.”
In the report from Variety, Queen’s guitarist Brian May is interestingly named as the “project instigator” in the credits for the event. Via a statement he gave the publication, it seems he took on the role of a VR evangelist to make this all come together.
“This is the fulfillment of a dream,” May says. “Through this unique Virtual Reality creation, fans around the world will for the first time be able to experience the excitement and energy of a Queen show in their own homes.”
It’s one thing to have a show with a supplementary VR experience, but VR The Champions puts the technology out in front as the main event. You can watch some legendary songs performed with 4k stereoscopic sound and 360-degree footage recorded from a performance in Barcelona last year.
You can get a taste of the VR concert on the VRTGO website and get a 360-degree look at the show. If you want the full experience, it’s available on that same website as part of a $9.99 bundle. It can be watched via the web, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Owl, Gear VR, and on mobile for iOS and Android.