Wave, the social VR music venue, today announced that acclaimed musician John Legend is putting on a concert next week in VR where he will be transformed into a digital avatar for a live performance.

The concert is taking place on Thursday, June 25th at 3:00 PM PT (local time here). It will livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter, however the studio also says fans will have “the opportunity to socialize and interact with Legend like never before, and all are welcome to join the virtual dance floor.”

Virtual attendees will have the ability to send paid “visual gifts” throughout the concert. All of the concert’s proceeds are said to benefit Legend’s FREEAMERICA campaign, an effort to reform America’s criminal justice system.

Legend’s virtual concert experience is slated to feature new songs from his upcoming album ‘Bigger Love’, which debuts June 19th.

Legend’s VR concert is among a few others in the platform’s ‘One Wave’ virtual concert series, which featured talents such as Tinashe and Galantis.

You can download Wave is for free on SteamVR headsets via Steam and Oculus Rift via the Oculus Store.

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  • Alexisms

    How much of an ego do you have to have to change your name to “Legend”.

  • gothicvillas

    Wow that’s low

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  • DanDei

    Turns out this wasn’t even VR. It really was only a livestream on YouTube and Twitter with a virtual stage and John Legend performing in a MoCap suit. Asked Wave on their Facebook page about it and they confirmed it was never planned as a VR event. Very disappointing. And also pointless. Why even go through the troube of making a virtual club and (badly) modelled performer when fans can only watch it as a flat video and no control over the camera? They could have just greenscreened the actual John Legend onto a cool virtual stage