Coldplay's August 17 concert to stream live in Virtual Reality on the Gear VR

Aug 11, 2017

Samsung recently teamed up with Live Nation to bring live streaming in Virtual Reality to the Gear VR. That partnership has yet again presented another amazing opportunity for Samsung Gear VR owners to enjoy this VR service as Samsung and Live Nation has teamed up to bring users of the Gear VR headset the opportunity to watch Coldplay's “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” live in virtual reality from Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago.

This is the first time Coldplay's concert will be streamed live on the Gear VR headset to fans in over 50+ locations. The live stream would give fans around the world the opportunity to enjoy Coldplay perform live in one of its historic concerts at no cost at all. In case you don't know, Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams Tour" is the fifth-highest-grossing concert tour of all time ($413,637,518), according to ticket sales data reported to Billboard Boxscore. The concert was launched in March  2016 and since then has welcomed 5 million people.

The Virtual Reality live stream will even enable fans to get a clear view of the event which promises to be electrifying and entertaining from a totally new and immersive perspective. According to the schedule, the live broadcast will be available on Samsung Gear VR via the Samsung VR service on August 17, starting at 8:30 pm CT. The concert will be available for replay later on after the concert for a limited time.

Samsung-Live-Nation-Team-Up-Stream-Coldplay-Live-in-Virtual-Reality Speaking on this latest development, Michael Schmier, Vice President of Content and Services, Samsung Electronics America had this to say-

“Through our industry-leading VR hardware and platform ecosystem, we are thrilled to offer Samsung Gear VR owners access to premium, immersive live entertainment and experiences in full 360,” “By partnering with Live Nation and Coldplay, music fans across the globe with Gear VR can tune into the live concert, experiencing the energy of the show like never before.”

Live Nation's Kevin Chernett, Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Content Distribution also added his voice stating that,

“Live Nation is a trailblazer when it comes to producing live virtual reality concerts, and we’ve been excited to bring Coldplay into the mix since announcing our collaboration with Samsung and Gear VR in late May,” “We not only give fans the best in-seat experience, but we’re also committed to working with the best technologies to provide every music fan with an extraordinary concert experience, regardless of where they are.”


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