Called “impressively ahead of the game” in their ambitions for VR and music by the BBC, British band Miro Shot is breaking the boundaries of what a band is and can be in their Virtual Worlds Tour.
Alternative/ electronic band Miro Shot, in collaboration with immersive startup Overview Ark, will perform a concert in their custom-made virtual world in Sinespace this Saturday, July 4th, starting at 2pm PT/5pm ET.
The concert will blur the line between gaming and virtual concerts, encouraging fans to attend with their avatar in Virtual Reality, or via Mac/PC to enjoy the band’s debut album “CONTENT” (feat. Mary Wilson of the Supremes, and Manfred Mann). Fans can get tickets for the concert on the band’s website here.
The impact of COVID-19 on the live music industry has been dramatic, changing the way that fans and artists perceive and experience a remote concert. The fully interactive Miro Shot virtual world will be freely accessible to fans. They will be able to explore the concert grounds, go on a quest to unlock part of the concert experience, meet other concert-goers with real time interaction (voice+chat), and attend a live meet-and-greet with the band who will be in-world during and post performance.
“Artists around the world are looking at exciting and engaging new ways to share their music with fans, and this is a hybrid of video game culture, music culture and internet culture to create something that is unlike any performance that has been done before,” said the band’s frontman Roman Rappak.
After closing for the first ever CannesXR and Tribeca Film Festival to take place in Virtual Reality on June 26th, fans have a chance to attend three additional concerts on the band’s Virtual Worlds Tour:
July 4: Miro Shot World in Sinespace
July 11: AltspaceVR (Microsoft’s Virtual Reality social platform)
July 18: Secret location to be announced
The concerts feature artwork by Miro Shot’s open collective of artists, including filmmaker HaZ Dulull (Netflix, The Beyond), illustrations by Oliver Harud (graphic novel Dan and Sam) and UK fashion designer Georgia Hardinge. The Collective is open for anyone to join, and fans can join the Collective here to submit their artwork to be featured in upcoming productions.
HOW TO JOIN
To join the Miro Shot World Tour, install the Miro Shot 3D world software at least 20 minutes before showtime.
You will be able to access and download the world 1 hour before the start of the event.
PC users, IMPORTANT NOTE: When installing, you will be asked to choose the “Release” or “Preview” viewer version — please choose Preview.
If you don’t have an existing Sinespace account, select Login As Guest.
The concert will be directly ahead of you when you first login, in the auditorium with the Miro Shot symbol.
How to move: Use WASD keys, or point and click where you want to walk with your mouse. To run, hold down shift key while moving forward or backward. For fun, click F to fly and C to land!
VR users (tethered Oculus/Vive only): Select “Enable VR” on login screen (bottom right of screen)
If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LISTEN TO DEBUT ALBUM
To listen to Miro Shot’s debut album CONENT ahead of the show, check us out on Spotify.
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
Tag us on socials and use #VirtualWorldsTour and #MiroShot to be featured by the band. Can’t wait to see yo uthere!