Foo Fighters Are Going Virtual

Foo Fighters are set to play a virtual reality concert after the Super Bowl on Sunday. It will feature the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in California.

The 180-degree VR concert, which can be viewed utilizing Meta Quest headsets, will feature Foo Fighters perform a song that has never been performed live before, as well as a set of rarely performed tracks. The performance will be broadcast live on Horizon Venues, a virtual reality software for Meta Quest headsets, as well as Facebook Live. The rock band said that fans would be able to watch them “from the front row” at the streaming event.

Mark Romanek, who directed the 2010 film ‘Never Let Me Go’, as well as Beyonce’s ‘Sandcastles’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ music videos, will be directing the performance.

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Users who access the concert through their Meta Quest headsets on the Horizon Venues app will be able to create avatars, customize their outfits, interact with other fans, and play games in the virtual concert lobby, though listeners will be able to watch the concert on the Foo Fighters’ and Meta’s social media pages.

Facebook runs Meta Quest, formerly known as Oculus Quest. “When the game is over, the actual show begins,” according to a post on the Meta Quest website. 

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Watch Foo Fighters take the stage in virtual reality and perform as they’ve never done before, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are also set to perform during theĀ game’s halftime show.

—Aditi Manjunath