The metaverse is a time period we hear tossed round lots today. That’s as a result of VR —brief for digital actuality — has slowly turn out to be part of our precise actuality. And it isn’t simply tech corporations which are seeing how they will revenue from using this increase. Even music artists are beginning to see the advantages. In partnership with iHeartRadio, Meta will probably be internet hosting the “J Balvin Futurum: A VR Concert,” which kicks off on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. The 45-minute immersive live performance is a part of the iHeart Radio Concert Series in VR that will probably be obtainable to view on iHeart Radio’s official Facebook and Instagram pages, Meta Quest TV, and Messenger’s Watch Together. Could this turn out to be a brand new pattern in stay music performances?

The 180-degree live performance expertise is created particularly for VR with Balvin strapped to a 15-foot robotic arm designed to maneuver alongside to the beat of the music, high-tech visuals, and even backup dancers. The Colombian artist is about to carry out quite a lot of his biggest hits together with “La Canción,” “I Like It, “No Me Conoce,” “Mi Gente” and extra.

“I’m all the time searching for new and progressive methods to increase entry to artwork and the VR house is one with limitless alternative. The complete present has a futuristic vibe together with some loopy robotics twice my dimension,” Balvin said in a press launch. “It will probably be considered one of my wildest exhibits ever and I’m grateful to Meta and iHeart for the distinctive collaboration and the platform to discover my ardour for know-how in a means that permits my followers to expertise my music collectively another way.”

This is not the primary VR live performance iHeartRadio places collectively. Previous performances embody John Legend, Carrie Underwood, and Kim Petras.

If you are thinking about tuning in, subscribe here to obtain a reminder notification. If you are a Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro consumer, you’ll be able to watch the live performance in Horizon Venues by downloading the app.

The mainstream attraction of digital actuality is clearly making its means. The query is: Is it right here to remain?

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