Live Coldplay Concert Coming to Virtual Reality

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Samsung and Live Nation are readying to broadcast Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” live in virtual reality from Chicago’s Soldier Field.

It will be available at no charge to Samsung Gear VR users in 50 countries through the Samsung VR service Aug. 17. A concert replay also will be available for a limited time.  

Last May, Samsung and Live Nation announced a partnership with plans to stream select live events in virtual reality through the Gear VR platform. This is part of that agreement.

An estimated 5 million fans have attended Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour, produced by Live Nation, since the tour began in March of 2016.