Oculus Venues Kicks Off VR Concert Series With Vance Joy Performing Live from Red Rocks

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Vance Joy

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Chromeo, Everclear and more are slated to appear on the service over the summer.

Oculus has announced the launch of a new virtual reality concert experience called Oculus Venues, kicking off with a performance by Vance Joy at 7:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday (May 30) broadcast live from Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 

Oculus Venues is now available for Oculus Go and Gear VR, while the company touts it in a press release as "a way to get closer to your interests and connect with other fans, with all the sounds, lights and energy of really being there." Not only will fans be able to watch concerts in real time from the comfort of their living rooms, but Venues will also include sports games, comedy shows, movies and more.

Users will be able to toggle between a social sharing mode and a solo-viewing mode, meaning that in addition to attending Venues events with friends and family, there is also an opportunity to meet new people -- should one so desire. Social sharing mode allows one to easily connect with others based on common interests or mutual friends on Facebook.

Community moderators will be on-hand at all times during Venues events, ensuring that users can block, mute or report others who are hindering their experience or violating the Oculus Code of Conduct.

The lineup of available events will continue to grow in the coming months and Oculus is encouraging that fans reach out to suggest potential events on Twitter.

See the current Oculus Venues summer schedule below. 

May 30 - Vance Joy - 7:30 pm PT
May 31 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 4 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 6 - MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants - 12:45 pm PT
June 7 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 9 - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Head And The Heart - 3:55 pm PT
June 11 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 13 - MLB: Los Angeles Angels @ Seattle Mariners - 1:10 pm PT
June 14 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 15 - Chromeo - 6:50 pm PT
June 18 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 20 - MLB: Atlanta Braves @ Toronto Blue Jays - 9:37 am PT
June 21 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
June 22 - Everclear - 10:00 pm PT
June 25 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
June 27 - MLB: Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers - 11:10 am PT
June 28 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 2 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 5 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 9 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 12 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 16 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 19 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 23 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
July 25 - International Champions Cup: Manchester United v AC Milan - 8:00 pm PT
July 26 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
July 28 - International Champions Cup: FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - 8:00 pm PT 
July 30 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  2 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  3 - Lionsgate Presents: Reservoir Dogs - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  5 - Lionsgate Presents: Sinister - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  6 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  9 - Gotham Comedy Live - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  13 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  19 - Lionsgate Presents: Apocalypse Now - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  20 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT
Aug.  26 - Lionsgate Presents: National Lampoon’s Van Wilder - 7:00 pm PT
Aug.  27 - School Night! Live from Hollywood - 8:00 pm PT

 


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