Justin Bieber is expected to play the role of avatar.
The 27-year-old pop superstar has teamed up with virtual concert company Wave for the upcoming “Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience”, which is scheduled to take place on November 18.
He follows in the footsteps of Swedish pop icons ABBA, who will appear as “Abbatar” for their upcoming “ABBA Voyage” tour.
A statement about the show read, “The groundbreaking collaboration will give fans a futuristic take on the metaverse, merging games, real-time motion capture and live musical performances into an immersive interactive experience.”
The ‘Peaches’ hitmaker said: “I believe in Wave a lot and love the platform as a new way for me to interact with my fans.
“I’m excited to use this technology to bring people together and connect with fans around the world. I can’t wait for them to discover this interactive performance.
Wave CEO Adam Arrigo added, “Justin Bieber is not only one of the greatest artists in the world, he is also one of the most avant-garde. This partnership allows unlimited virtual opportunities for him and his fans.
“By combining Wave’s technology with Justin’s creativity, we’ve created a unique interactive experience that complements his next physical tour. Justin is leading the way for artists to integrate a virtual concert “stage of the tour” to reach new audiences who cannot attend in person or who want a different kind of live music experience. “
The virtual show will take place at 02:00 GMT on November 18 and will be rebroadcast on November 20 and 21.
The unique experience precedes Justin’s rescheduled “Justice World Tour” for 2022.
The “Sorry” hitmaker was scheduled to embark on a world tour in the summer of 2020, but was forced to delay the ride due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A series of dates have been announced for this summer, starting June 2, 2021, but they have been postponed again until next year.
Justin said in a statement, “We are working hard to make this the best tour yet.
“I am delighted to be stepping out and re-engaging with my fans.”
The new dates, in support of his latest record, “Justice,” now begin February 18, 2022 at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
The hitmaker “Yummy” also added seven new shows in Jacksonville, Orlando, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Austin and Uncasville, Connecticut.