Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…
A Meta virtual reality concert
Meta, the company behind social media giant Facebook, has revealed an upcoming virtual reality concert from Notorious B.I.G. The digital event has been called ‘Sky’s the Limit’ and will premiere exclusively on Meta’s Horizon Worlds VR platform. The concert will feature a realistic avatar of the late rapper, who will also lead attendees through a virtual recreation of his Brooklyn hometown (pictured).
Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco are inviting fans to ‘relive the magic’ of a concert performed at Chicago’s United Center arena in October, as part of the band’s ‘Viva Las Vengeance’ US tour. The virtual event is called ‘Everybody Needs A Place To Go: An Evening With Panic! At The Disco’. Fans will be able to watch via Moment, a platform that allows creators to create special, ticketed events. Those located in North and South America will be able to watch on December 7, while those in the UK can watch on December 8. A replay of the live broadcast will also be available for 48 hours afterwards and digital tickets are priced at $5 (£4/€5).
Hamilton digital lottery
Cleveland’s Playhouse Square has announced a digital lottery for Hamilton tickets. A limited number of tickets will be available for $10 each, with the lottery opening on Friday and closing on December 1 for performances happening on December 6 through 12. The theatre has also said that subsequent digital lotteries will begin each Friday and close the following Thursday for the upcoming week’s performances.
Afrobeats at home
Fans of Grammy-winning artist Wizkid were able to hear the Nigerian Afrobeats star’s music live at home, thanks to a live-streamed concert. Taking place in mid-November, fans were able to watch the live music recorded at the Roundhouse in London. The live-streamed concert from Wizkid formed part of Apple Music Live’s concert series.