The Foo Fighters are working with Facebook on a Super Bowl VR event

The Foo Fighters, a band that’s always game when it comes to trying something new, are working with Facebook (sorry, but I can’t bring myself to call them Meta just yet) on a virtual reality event that will be presented as “an immersive 180-degree VR concert.”

Facebook says:

“Directed by famed music video director Mark Romanek, the concert was shot specifically for VR. With multiple 180° cameras positioned around the stage, the audience will always have the best seat in the house. This immersive experience features a custom stage design, practical effects, sophisticated lighting programs, and XR elements blended into the concert scene. It’s a performance that shows the surreal convergence of the physical and virtual—and it promises to be unlike any show previously hosted on the Meta Quest Platform.”

“Yeah,” you say, “but you need some kind of headset for this, right?” Actually, no. The event will also be streamed in 2D on both Facebook and Instagram.

The show will be a post-game thing, starting at 11 pm ET or immediately following the conclusion of the Bengals/Rams game. The band promises a brand new song, too. It’ll be a nice way to plug the Foos’ upcoming horror movie, too. Studio 666 opens on February 2022.

Interesting idea, but some fans are a little irked that the Foos would work with the evil Facebook.

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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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