With the help of Facebook’s Oculus and nugs.net, jam quartet Spafford will broadcast their Friday, Nov. 16 show at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall in virtual reality.
According to a press release, the Spafford VR performance will be simulcast for free in the Oculus Venues App and will be available via Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go.
“First and foremost were focused on doing our best to make great music but we also respect the notion that music at its best is more than just notes,” says Spafford frontman Brian Moss. “We strive to have the entire fan experience be exceptional. To that end, we’ve jumped into the 4th dimension to webcast our shows at The Great American Music Hall in virtual reality in tandem with Facebook’s Oculus and nugs.net.”
Adds nugs.net chief marketing officer/Strangefolk founder Reid Genauer, “Live music is multi-sensory and communal by definition. It strikes me as inevitable that a band like Spafford would be leading a new generation of bands into new social mediums. I applaud them as a musician and a member of the nugs.net team. We’ll be at the show and expect to see them on the other side.”
Spafford’s venture into VR will begin at 8:30 p.m. PT/11:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 16.