BLACKPINK sets stage for virtual reality concert extravaganza

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BLACKPINK, the globally acclaimed K-pop sensation, is breaking new ground with the announcement of its first-ever virtual reality concert. In collaboration with Meta (formerly Facebook) and The Diamond Bros, this groundbreaking event is set to redefine the concert experience for their dedicated fanbase, BLINKs, in an immersive digital space.

Immersive Experience at a Glance

The BLACKPINK Virtual Reality concert is slated to recreate the group’s unforgettable final performance from the BORN PINK world tour at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome. What makes this event truly extraordinary is its alignment with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for a virtual space. Attendees will navigate and interact in real-time using avatars within Meta Horizon Worlds’ Music Valley, accessible exclusively for Meta Quest VR headset owners in select regions.

Futuristic Concert Experience

This venture signifies a significant leap in blending cutting-edge technology with entertainment, offering fans a futuristic and one-of-a-kind concert experience. The concert will feature live performances of BLACKPINK’s chart-topping hits like “Pink Venom,” “Kill This Love,” and “How You Like That,” along with solo performances by Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.

BLACKPINK: A VR Encore – Official Teaser

BLACKPINK’s Enthusiasm and Gratitude

BLACKPINK expressed their excitement about venturing into the dynamic world of VR, highlighting the opportunity to connect with a global audience in a novel and immersive way. They see this VR concert as an extension of their tour efforts and a unique chance to share their music. Grateful for the unwavering support of their fans, BLACKPINK eagerly anticipates delivering an enchanting experience in collaboration with The Diamond Bros and Meta.

Event Details and Premiere Date

Titled “BLACKPINK: A VR Encore,” the virtual concert is expected to run for approximately 70 minutes and will premiere in virtual reality on December 26 at 5 p.m. PT. For those unable to catch the live broadcast, replays will be available for one month following the event.

Recent modifications to BLACKPINK’s official artist profiles on YG Entertainment’s website have stirred speculation within the fan community. While negotiations for new contracts are ongoing, the unchanged profiles hint at the group’s potential continuation within the agency, maintaining anticipation among fans regarding their future.