With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting most of the world, recording artists are establishing innovative ways to entertain their supporters since live shows have been shelved. For example, Migos rapper Offset is presenting a special virtual performance/meet-and-greet on Friday, October 16.
The forthcoming event is part of the AXR+EXP concert series which is powered by NexTech AR’s AiRShow app. Offset, Duke Deuce, YRN Murk, and others will appear as “interactive human holograms.” Fans will receive an exclusive code that will give them access to the artists through augmented reality technology.
“We are super excited to work with such a huge global super talent as Offset – and to use our AR as a part of the AXR+EXP concert series. This is the second virtual concert for the AiRShow app and I see huge economic upside for virtual concerts and post-pandemic concerts using our AiRShow app for special VIP interaction and even for livestreaming artists,” says Evan Gappelberg, NexTech CEO.
Gappelberg continues, “As we are anticipating Apple’s AR glasses launching soon, we believe that our AiRShow app will be a great addition for the glasses. With Apple’s AR glasses creating a window into another world we see these types of human holographic performances becoming the new normal in that world and we want our AiRShow app to be a part of that future. With this activation, we are positioning NexTech to be the leader in next-generation entertainment.”
Virtual attendees can expect Offset to run through tracks off his 2019 debut solo album Father of 4. “Offset’s Virtual Concert with Duke Deuce, YRN Murk & More” is scheduled to stream live on October 16 at 9 pm ET. To purchase specific packages ($9.99 -$89.98) visit futurestream.tv. The AiR Show T3D app is available for download in the Google Play store and Apple store.