On Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. CT, NextVR and Live Nation will broadcast live in virtual reality the Killswitch Engage concert, where they will perform from the House of Blues in Houston, Texas. Fans will get front row and on-stage access as they are transported to an immersive experience featuring this dynamic group performing for the first time in virtual reality.
Killswitch Engage are currently on a co-headlining tour with Anthrax, dubbed “The Killthrax Tour.”
The live VR broadcast will be available for free globally (except in China) through the NextVR app. Fans with a Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR headset, along with a compatible smartphone, can experience the concert live by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store for GearVR or the Google Play store for Daydream.
Fans can go here for additional details on the concert and here to learn how to get started.
This concert is part of Live Nation’s multi-year concert series with NextVR. Together, the two companies continue to provide live, virtual reality performances, transforming the way fans interact with artists and iconic venues, making access to live music events easier to achieve.
Broadcasting from multiple vantage points, NextVR and Live Nation deliver fans unprecedented access to live events they may not be able to experience in person. To date, they have broadcasted a Thievery Corporation show as well as Galactic, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, with more to be broadcasted in the coming months.
Please see additional information below about Killswitch Engage.
ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they’ve sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016’s Incarnate (March 11/Roadrunner) landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band’s international reach.
As cofounders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.