I'm sure you've heard by now about the 'Metaverse' and based on your realm of knowledge, you know it's just a VR implication of our real world. Or "whatever" world or dimension you choose to be in. (I just watched 'Ready Player One' this week, so I'm imagining the potential.)
Well, welcome to virtual concerts, Megan thee Stallion is the latest artist to announce a virtual tour, entitled "Hottiverse."
Though the Houston rap phenom has only been a support act on the Meek Mill/Future Tour in 2019, we know her fans have been waiting for a traditional in person tour for some time now. But will the metaverse Virtual Reality tour be the same when you're watching it at home on the couch or in the bed? These shows will be streamed to AMC Theaters, to provide those headsets for those without.
The company, Amaze VR, released this statement this week:
Today, AmazeVR and Megan Thee Stallion announced that tickets for Enter Thee Hottieverse, the first-ever virtual reality concert tour, are officially on-sale and available for purchase at AmazeVR.com.
Fams will experience “Enter Thee Hottieverse” in movie theaters and the tour will officially start in Los Angeles between April 5-10 before descending upon San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte and Washington, DC in the ensuing weeks before wrapping in New York City between June 30-July 3.
Megan’s devoted fanbase – affectionately known as “Hotties” – will be able to put on the provided “Hottie Mounted Displays” (VR headsets), settle in, and hang out in the VR Hottieverse lobby before watching Megan. The VR concert performance will feature a multi-song set that moves through a series of environments as well as hot custom wardrobes designed just for the show.
The three-time Grammy Award-winning artist and AmazeVR originally announced the launch of the innovative virtual reality tour on Feb. 28. It marked Megan’s first foray into VR, which she said would enable her fans to “watch me perform in a completely different and unique way” and would “make history with this experience.”
AmazeVR is a leader in reimagining music experiences for VR. Incorporating proprietary high-definition, live-action capture with sophisticated computer-generated worlds that spring to life in VR, the Los Angeles-based company with offices in Seoul is focused on bringing fans an entirely new way to experience live music: not a concert film via headset or a cartoonish avatar playing music, but the perfect balance between reality and imagination that fans will love.
“We all want to feel closer to the artists who impact us,” notes AmazeVR Co-CEO Ernest Lee. “VR lets us get that sense of proximity in ways that aren’t limited to the usual concert formats. We can create something that feels real enough to touch and something that’s wildly fantastic at the same time. Megan Thee Stallion’s mix of creativity and intensity makes for perfect VR.”
AmazeVR will ensure that every Hottie has access to a high-quality, shared experience. Aside from providing the VR headsets at each show, the AmazeVR staff will uphold the highest preventative standards to ensure the safety of guests and fellow staff members. All VR concerts will comply fully with local COVID regulations, and headsets and the theater will be sanitized thoroughly before and after every showing.
For more information on ticketing information, AMC Theatres locations and more, please visit AmazeVR.com.
The dates for this tour are below:
Enter Thee Hottieverse US Tour 2022
AMC The Grove 14 Los Angeles, CA April 5-10
AMC Metreon 16 San Francisco, CA April 21-24
AMC River East 21 Chicago, IL May 5-8
AMC Parks at Arlington 18 Arlington TX (Dallas) May 12-15
AMC Willowbrook 24 Houston, TX May 19-22
AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 Morrow, GA (Atlanta) May 26-29
AMC Aventura 24 Aventura, FL (Miami) June 2-5
AMC Concord Mills 24 Concord, NC (Charlotte) June 16-19
AMC Hoffman Center 22 Alexandria VA (DC) June 23-26
AMC Empire 25 New York, NY June 30-July