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Coldplay’s Chicago concert to be streamed live in virtual reality 

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, August 13, 2017 | 10:17 am
Coldplay’s Chicago concert to be streamed live in virtual reality 

Lead singer of British band Coldplay Chris Martin performs at the Stade de France Arena in Saint Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on July 15, 2017. (AFP/Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt)

Samsung is back at it again with its next piece of innovation, and this time it involves the popular band Coldplay and Live Nation.

The South Korean tech company recently announced that during Coldplay’s Chicago stop on their massive “A Head Full of Dreams” tour, owners of the Samsung Gear VR would be able to stream the concert live and in virtual reality.

Coldplay is known for their incredible pyrotechnics and lights during the concert and Samsung are working with Live Nation in order to bring this experience to over 50 countries all around the world. On Aug. 17 at 8.30 p.m. local time from Chicago’s Soldier field, the concert will be available to all Samsung Gear VR owners in real time, bringing one of the most popular tours this year in a 360-degree field of vision.

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“Through our industry-leading VR hardware and platform ecosystem, we are thrilled to offer Samsung Gear VR owners access to premium, immersive live entertainment and experiences in full 360,” said Samsung Electronics America Content and Services VP Michael Schmier as quoted by Variety.

“Live Nation is a trailblazer when it comes to producing live virtual reality concerts, and we’ve been excited to bring Coldplay into the mix since announcing our collaboration with Samsung and Gear VR in late May,” added Kevin Chernett, executive VP for Live Nation's Global Partnerships and Content Distribution.

Following this never before done feat, the replay of the concert will be available on Samsung VR for a limited time, so even if you are not able to catch the show live, it is still possible for you to experience some Coldplay from the comfort of your home. (ken/kes)