John Legend, Tinashe, More Transform into Avatars for Wave Livestreams – Variety


Wave, an organization that focuses on interactive digital leisure experiences, introduced “One Wave,” a sequence of digital concert events with John Legend and others that may see the artists remodeling “into their very own digital avatar, permitting them to carry out reside in an immersive and fantastical digital world,” based on the assertion.

Previous Wave artists, together with Tinashe, Galantis, Jauz and Lindsey Stirling may even return to the platform this Spring.

The corporate additionally introduced that it has cast partnerships with Warner Music Group and Roc Nation, and is working with “a number of” unspecified music labels, administration corporations and impartial artists about future performances.

The sequence kicks off on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3p.m.PT/6p.m.ET, with a rebroadcast particular reside encore of the Church of Galantis. Further present dates can be introduced and rolled out over the following a number of months.

“We at the moment are dwelling in a digital avatar tradition. By means of our proprietary expertise and core gaming capabilities, Wave can transcend the normal reside streaming concert events and create artist avatars, digital environments and interactive experiences that actually immerse audiences on the nexus of gaming and leisure,” mentioned Adam Arrigo. “The reveals we’ve finished with Tinashe, Lindsey Stirling and Galantis are good examples of how we’ve efficiently leveraged these applied sciences and we’re excited to welcome John Legend and others who’re becoming a member of the platform to raise how they’re creating, distributing and monetizing performances for their followers.”

“I’m so excited to have the ability to deliver again my Wave expertise for all my followers. Throughout a time the place going to reside reveals is inconceivable, it’s extra essential than ever to remain linked and proceed to encourage one another. Despite the fact that I want I used to be in a position to be on tour proper now, I’m working laborious to verify I’m nonetheless in a position to join with my unimaginable followers and produce the reside expertise to everybody’s respective houses, safely everywhere in the world. I hope you all will be capable of be a part of me this June!” added Tinashe.

In accordance with the announcement, proceeds from the sequence will go on to non-profit organizations which might be in want of assist in the course of the present world COVID-19 pandemic. The Advert Council may even be offering essential public service messaging round psychological well being consciousness and sources as an extension of its COVID-19 response efforts.

For extra particulars on the sequence, updates on artists and former performances, go to


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