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Chance the Rapper to premiere Virtual Holiday Concert Film

December 17, 2020

Supersphere will premiere Grammy-winning Chance the Rapper’s virtual holiday concert film Chi-Town Christmas. The performance will air exclusively in the Venues app (available on the Oculus Quest platform) on December 18th at 6 PM Pacific, with encore performances throughout the month.

Using Supersphere’s production platform, they will help premiere the latest virtual concert inside the world of VR. The Chi-Town Christmas performance will showcase the Chicago artist seamlessly moving 360 degrees throughout an homage to Chance’s favuorite family Christmas movies and TV sitcoms in the special Holiday concert event.

Proclaimed “Planet Earth’s preeminent indie rap darling” by Rolling Stone, Chance the  Rapper has built a multi-faceted career on his own terms, redefining what it means to be an independent artist. Premiering Chi-Town Christmas in VR continues his now decade long track record of both artistic and technological innovation.

The festive concert film follows the release of Chance’s critically-acclaimed joint album project with Jeremih, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: The Gift That Keeps on Giving, which is available now for the first-time ever across all streaming platforms.

“This opportunity to help artists bring their work to a new medium is what we love to do,”  said Supersphere’s Lucas Wilson. “Chance is incredibly committed to his fans and we’re excited to provide the technology to help him once again break new  ground.”

Supersphere is a live production and broadcast company focused on creating world  class immersive experiences for artists and fans. To date, performances produced and  broadcast by Supersphere have included Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Offset and Friends,  Major Lazer, Jaden Smith, Vince Staples, Paul McCartney, Wiz Khalifa, Michelle  Obama, and over 90 bands totaling 50 + hours of concerts from SXSW 2019. Broadcast  innovations from Supersphere also include the first ever network TV broadcast using  the “Tiny Planet” effect when Kesha performed her new single “Resentment” on The  Late Late Show With James Corden in January, 2020.

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