John Legend kicking off new digital actuality live performance sequence - Music Information

John Legend is heading again to work to ship a particular immersive digital actuality efficiency in an empty Los Angeles studio.

The All of Me hitmaker has been placing on mini-gigs and capturing episodes of U.S. expertise competitors The Voice, on which he serves as a choose, from his house whereas in coronavirus isolation, however on Saturday (16Might20), he'll headline the brand new Reside from LA live performance sequence.

Utilizing fashionable expertise, Legend will hit the stage in a specially-designed studio for the present, which is able to allow viewers to nearly attend the occasion, making them really feel like they're in the identical room with out ever stepping exterior.

The free present, staged in collaboration with bosses at digital actuality music platform MelodyVR, will kick off at 6pm PST by way of the corporate's app (

"Come and be a part of me for a really particular efficiency reside from MelodyVR's studio on Saturday, Might 16," Legend shares in an announcement. "Whereas we will not be collectively in individual proper now, I am excited to share this second with my followers."

Anthony Matchett, CEO of MelodyVR, provides: "MelodyVR was based with the imaginative and prescient of offering followers with a brand new and thrilling approach of experiencing the reside music they love, no matter their location, age or monetary means.

"The present absence of live shows and festivals is extraordinarily damaging to each artists and to the music business, and as an organization that is devoted to digital occasions and immersive content material, we wished to make the most of our distinctive expertise to create an answer.

"Our new studio facility in LA supplies a protected, progressive, artistic area for artists wishing to succeed in their followers digitally whereas they're unable to carry out publicly. I am thrilled to be working with our companions all through the business, together with artists, managers, file labels and promoters to convey this sequence of unique performances to followers."

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly, singer Katelyn Tarver, and rockers The Rating may also be participating within the MelodyVR live performance sequence over the subsequent few days, with the gigs doubling as fundraisers to spice up donations to the MusiCares COVID-19 Reduction Fund.

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