Dave Grohl has an alternative plan for Super Bowl Sunday for folks who aren’t sports fans. A virtual reality concert by the Foo Fighters will take place following the Super Bowl on February 13th on Meta’s Horizon Venues app.
From the biggest stages in the world to the tiniest clubs to filming movies and miniseries, Foo Fighters embrace a challenge.” In a statement, Dave Grohl said, “We’ve pretty much done it all.” A concept set of songs (including one being played live for the first time ever) where everyone has the greatest seats in the house owing to the most kickass VR gear… before now, we’ve never worked with Mark Romanek on.
Concert time is set for 8 p.m. or immediately following the completion of the Super Bowl – whichever comes first. The band’s Facebook and Instagram sites, as well as the Horizon Venues app, will all have live streams of the performance available to the public. I like the idea of a 180-degree immersive experience, but the possibility of a few deep cuts in Dave’s repertoire (Dave, play “For All the Cows” or “My Poor Brain!”) is more intriguing.
For the first time since October, Facebook has renamed itself Meta, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called virtual reality “the next frontier.” Maybe he’s correct, given that the company’s social media site recently had its first user decline in 18 years.
Foo Fighters just donated the song “Fraggle Rock Rock” to the Apple TV+ series Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, and their horror comedy Studio 666 is set for release later this month. They’ll be at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Boston Calling later this year. Purchase tickets here, and don’t forget to check out our list of the band’s top albums.