Meta has announced that it is set to host an exclusive concert by nine-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Post Malone.
Titled “Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache: A VR Experience,” the 40-minute concert film and visual album will premiere on Venues within Horizon Worlds on July 15 at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
Directed by Lewis Smithingham and produced by Westbrook Media and Media.Monks, the 180-degree experience, created specifically for VR, coincides with the recent release of Post Malone’s new album Twelve Carat Toothache. The immersive performance, with special appearances by The Kid Laroi, Fleet Foxes, and Roddy Ricch, will allow viewers to see and hear his raw journey through the ups and downs of life, pleasure and pain, light and dark, fame and decay.
“Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache: A VR Experience” will air in Venues within Horizon Worlds and Oculus TV on Meta Quest 2. For fans who don’t own a Meta Quest 2 VR headset, the experience will also be available on Post Malone’s Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as Watch Together on Messenger and Instagram video calls.
It was recently announced that Post’s global hit single “Rockstar (featuring 21 Savage)” has become the rapper’s latest music video to reach the milestone of one billion views on YouTube.
The track was originally released in 2017 as the lead singer from the star’s 2018 second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys. Upon its release, it reached the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, where it spent eight weeks at the top – the longest run at No.1 for a hip-hop song in 2017.
It also rocketed to the top of the charts around the world, including in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and more. It has reached Diamond-certified status in the US and is currently four-times Platinum in the UK.
“Rockstar” went on to be nominated in the Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance categories at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, which were held in 2019. It was also nominated for awards at the 2018 American Music Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and MTV Europe Music Awards. It was victorious at the 2018 MTV VMAs, taking home Song Of The Year, and at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, winning Top Rap Song.