Chart-topping singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi is teaming with Supersphere and Oculus Venues to invite you into his parent’s home for an intimate set in VR on Wednesday, May 13, at 4pm PST/7pm EST. The concert will also be simulcast on Lewis Capaldi’s Facebook page. Fans can pre-register for the event: https://ocul.us/lewis-capaldi
Capaldi possesses a unique ability to make audiences feel like he’s singing directly to them, even as he’s skyrocketed from playing small venues in his native Scotland to selling out arenas and this unique live music event will bring fans closer to Capaldi than ever before. Produced by Supersphere and broadcast on Oculus Venues, fans will be able to put on their headsets and meet their friends and other fans at an immersive SocialVR venue as they experience an intimate, acoustic set from Capaldi.
Capaldi’s debut, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, was the biggest album of 2019 in the UK, and his breakout single “Someone You Loved” was the biggest song of 2019, according the U.K.’s Official Charts. The track took Song of the Year honors at the 2020 BRIT Awards and Capaldi was named Best New Artist. In the States, he was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Song of the Year and spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Someone You Loved” has now hit over one billion combined global streams on Spotify alone.It is certified Platinum or greater in a total of 18 countries, including the U.S.
His new single “Before You Go” has already topped both the U.K. and Irish Singles charts and is currently climbing the Billboard charts with no signs of stopping. Eager to still find ways to bring his fans together and perform, Capaldi turned to Supersphere and Oculus Venues because of the technology’s unique ability to allow fans to feel close to him in a way that two-dimensional streams through YouTube and other platforms can’t offer.
Capaldi’s choice to stream an exclusive immersive broadcast on Oculus Venues follows similar decisions by Offset and Wiz Khalifa as artists now look for ways to continue to play shows and intimately connect with fans. With just an Oculus Quest or Oculus Go headset, fans can now transport themselves to concert venues, performances and now, Capaldi’s own home, while relaxing in the comfort of their own homes.