Samsung Joins Forces With Live Nation To Live Stream Coldplay Concert In VR
Mobile giant Samsung and global entertainment giant Live Nation are teaming up in order to live stream an upcoming concert by Coldplay in virtual reality. Specifically, the two are looking at live streaming an upcoming concert by the band that will be happening this August 17th at the Soldier Field football arena located in the city of Chicago in Illinois.
This means that for those armed with the right Samsung VR equipment (especially the South Korean tech giant’s Gear VR headset), they will get to experience a Coldplay concert in mind bending virtual reality. Samsung has promised that it will be a concert experience like no other -- users will get the full 360 treatment that will feature the pyrotechnics, the laser lights, and of course, the sublime music of one of the most successful bands in the face of the Earth.
Like Samsung, Live Nation is brimming with excitement. The company happens to consider itself as a sort of pioneer in bringing live virtual reality musical events to consumers everywhere. Live Nation had announced its partnership with Samsung back in May earlier this year, and being able to help offer a full VR experience on a Coldplay concert is a momentous achievement. According to Kevin Chernett, the executive vice president of Global Partnerships at Live Nation, the company is as committed as ever in not only bringing one of a kind concert events to consumers, but also in embracing the latest that technology can offer in further enriching the customer’s experience.
Coldplay’s upcoming gig at the Soldier Field stadium in the Windy City is part of its “A Head Full Of Dreams” global tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is now pegged as the fifth highest grossing tour in the history of popular music, per ticket sales information provided by Billboard Boxscore. Officially began in March of last year, Coldplay’s tour so far has sold 5 million tickets across the globe.
With regards to the live broadcast, it will officially be made available on Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus by way of the Samsung VR service this coming August 17th, starting at 8:30 PM Central Time (CT). Remember that Samsung’s Gear VR headset is compatible with Galaxy mobile devices such as the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy S8 Plus. The show will be viewed in real time in more than 50 countries around the world.