Singer to Stage 200 Person Video Game

Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields likes to try weird things and next Thursday (January 26th) will be one of the weirdest.

The event is called Space Cruiser, a combination concert and video came that will be staged within a planetarium.  The press release describes it as a “cooperative mission-based game centered around navigating around a fictional universe.”  

Up to 200 people will be able to participate, controlling a spacecraft somehow constructed within the confines of the planetarium dome.

From The Observer:

A multi-player control deck at the center of the theater will offer a small crew the chance to navigate the spacecraft together, piloting through treacherous asteroid belts. The crew is an unassigned, free-form team that works together to pilot the spaceship, with various parts of the ship spread out over the theater while being guided by a on-board computer system that is voiced by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.

Cool!  Worth the $75 admission.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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