via Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News
Megan Thee Stallion is offering fans a new reality.
The hip-hop superstar is headlining a virtual reality concert tour this summer that aims to fully immerse audiences as if they’re at an in-person performance, the entertainment company AmazeVR announced Monday.
Attendees will tune into the concerts at customized movie theaters with virtual reality headsets called “Hottie Mounted Displays” — a reference to the nickname Megan calls her fans.
“Virtual reality has always been an interest of mine and I’m glad that we’ll be able to make history with this experience,” Megan said in a statement. “My hotties will get to watch me perform in a completely different and unique way and I appreciate the AmazeVR team for helping me to bring this VR vision to life. I can’t wait to see the Hotties show up to the tour.”
The “Enter Thee Hottieverse” tour begins in April and will stop at 10 U.S. cities, including New York from June 30 to July 3. The concerts include “a multi-song set that moves through a series of environments as well as hot custom wardrobes designed just for the show,” organizers said.
It’s the first such concert tour for AmazeVR, which launched last year.
“Not everyone owns a headset, and not everyone can make it to their favorite artist’s live show,” Ernest Lee, the company’s co-CEO, said in a statement. “A VR Concert by AmazeVR opens up the possibilities for fans to encounter artists in a completely new way, while knocking down all the barriers to entry that have made it hard to access the amazing experiences VR can provide.”
Megan, a three-time Grammy winner, is known for songs such as “Savage,” “Body” and “Hot Girl Summer.”