Avenged Sevenfold has unveiled more details about the event taking place this Thursday (October 27th) online, in which the band will give a global, 3D, 360-degree, live-streamed virtual reality performance in partnership with Universal Music Group, Capitol Records and VRLIVE. Fans around the world will be able to view the live stream on Universal’s newly released VRTGO virtual reality platform, powered by VRLIVE’s advanced technology. According to a press statement, fans will be able experience the show “as if they were there.”
- VRTGO is freely available on iOS and Android. VRLIVE will also be streaming the event to 50 Samsung Gear VR headsets on the ground level at the event. Fans using the headsets will be able to experience the show from the viewpoint of the stage.
- Avenged Sevenfold debuted a new song and video online two weeks ago called “The Stage.” The track is expected to be included on the California band’s seventh studio album, rumored to be called Voltaic Oceans. The disc has no official release date, although it’s likely that more info will arrive on Thursday.
- The band launched its campaign for the new album — it first for Capitol Records — with projections or pictures of the band’s mascot, the Deathbat, in cities around the world.