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Supersphere puts spotlight on Austin with VR Concert Series

February 4, 2021

Supersphere brings their ‘Three Cities Musical Tour’ to a close this February by keeping Austin weird with six nights of broadcast performances filmed live in late 2020 at the Mohawk venue in downtown Austin, TX. The series will run weekly from February 5 through early March, beginning with the experimental indie pop group, The Octopus Project.

To wrap up a challenging 2020 for live music, Supersphere assembled a barebones crew to travel and record a series of COVID-safe live performances shot in three of the most quintessential music scenes in the US.  Working in tandem with local promoters and mainstay venues in Nashville, New Orleans and Austin, TX, the Supersphere crew worked to offer fans a true sampling of each diverse and rich music community.

When planning their trip to Austin, TX, the team enlisted the help of the staple downtown Austin venue the Mohawk and in-house talent buyer Austen Bailey. Bailey and Supersphere worked together to draw up a list of local Austin acts that showcases the unique variety of the ATX music scene.

“We had a blast hosting Supersphere and providing an opportunity for 6 amazing bands to perform in VR,” says Bailey. “This bill spans the gamut of Austin genres, from cumbia to experimental electronic, indie to psych, and everywhere in between – those few days were a welcome respite from the hellscape that was 2020.”

The performances will air exclusively in the Venues app (available on the Oculus Quest platform) each Friday. Fans can visit each link to sign-up.

  • February 5, 5 PM Pacific: The Octopus Project
  • February 12, 5PM PT: Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • February 19, 5PM PT: The Bright Light Social Hour
  • February 26, 5PM PT; Grupo Fantasma
  • March 5, 5PM PT: Alex Maas
  • March 12, 5 PM PT: Molly Burch

This Austin series follows a run through both the Nashville and New Orleans music scene that included artists ranging from Jerry Douglas and Lera Lynn in Nashville to Big Freedia and the Lost Bayou Ramblers in New Orleans. Stay tuned for the next location on this tour of American Music cities as more are scheduled throughout the year.

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 Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Offset and Friends, Major Lazer, Jaden Smith, Vince Staples, Paul McCartney, Wiz Khalifa, Michelle Obama, and over 90 bands totalling 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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