Super Bowl Sunday, which is, unfortunately, a Monday in Australia and the start of the workweek, just keeps getting better by the minute.
But perhaps most exciting of all (at least for this total Dave Grohl tragic) is that after the Super Bowl, you can attend a live, virtual concert by Foo Fighters, during which the band will play a song that has never been performed live before, as well as a set of rarely played tracks.
The 180-degree VR concert will be directed by Mark Romanek and is going to be available via Horizon Venues, a VR app available on the Meta Quest headsets which allows fans to create their avatars, customise their outfits, interact with other fans and play games in the virtual concert lobby. If you don’t own a headset, never fear, because you’ll also be able to watch the concert on the Foo Fighters’ and Meta’s social media pages.
In a statement about the upcoming concert, Grohl said, “Foo Fighters love a challenge — from playing the biggest stages in the world to the tiniest clubs to making movies and miniseries. We’ve pretty much done it all.
“But we’ve never collaborated with Mark Romanek on a conceptual set of songs (including one being played live for the first time ever) for a worldwide audience, where everyone has the best seats in the house thanks to the most badass VR tech…until now. Join us when we cross that one off the FF bucket list!”
The VR concert will start once the Super Bowl ends, which is loosely expected to be around 8pm Pacific Time, which will be 3pm on Monday, February 14, 2022.
The Foos will not only be making their Metaverse debut this month, but also their big screen one, with the limited release of their horror/comedy film Studio 666. The spoof sees the group working on their tenth album in a seemingly haunted house with frontman Dave Grohl becoming possessed by supernatural forces that threaten the completion of the record and the lives of the band.
The film, which is based on a story by Grohl and directed by BJ McDonnell, will be in Australian cinemas from February 24 for a one-week special event season.