A week from now on August 17th, Samsung Gear VR owners in more than fifty countries will be able to experience one of the world’s biggest bands, Coldplay, in Virtual Reality.

Coldplay’s VR broadcast will be streamed live from Chicago’s Soldier Field, as part of their “A Head Full of Dreams” tour. Samsung have teamed up with Live Nation to stream music events as a part of their plans to expand the Gear VR platform, powered by Oculus. Music fans will be able to experience the live action in immersive high-quality 360-degree video, the closest thing to actually being at the event.

Along with Coldplay’s live performance, Gear VR owners will get a full dose of pyrotechnics and laser lights at no additional cost, other than a Gear VR headset and compatible Samsung smartphone. A replay of the event will also be available on Samsung VR for a limited time.

Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams” Tour is the fifth highest earning music tour ever according to Billboard Boxscore, attracting 5 million fans. Now and in the future, with VR on the scene, these numbers are sure to rise. VR is undoubtedly the future of live events and will also surely become something virtual fans will need to pay for.

Kevin Chernett from Live Nation, said: “We not only give fans the best in-seat experience, but we’re also committed to working with the best technologies to provide every music fan an extraordinary concert experience, regardless of where they are.” Sounds exiting to me..

Coldplay in VR will be live streamed on August 17, starting at 8:30 pm CT… Be there!

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Back in June, UFC 212 with Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway was streamed live on the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus. The type of live events that can be streamed in virtual reality have no limits.

 

 

 

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