Galantis launch ‘Church of Galantis’ virtual reality concert experience19 February 2020 - Press release
Global dance hitmakers Galantis partner with Wave for a live virtual performance of their new album ‘Church’ to be streamed worldwide.
February 26, 11:30 AM PT/7:30PM GMT: Join The Faithful: Streaming live on Galantis’ YouTube
Celebrating the recent release of their studio album ‘Church’, Galantis has partnered with entertainment technology company Wave to create ‘Church of Galantis: Live Virtual Concert’. A stunning VR experience that will unite their global fanbase on February 26 at 11:30AM PT.
“We’re so excited to be able to share the Church of Galantis show with all of our Seafoxnation around the world,” said Galantis. “We had this idea to bring Church into a virtual realm, where everyone could come together as one and share this awesome experience no matter where you live. This virtual tour stop with Wave will be a special one.”
Galantis will use Wave’s proprietary technology to transform into custom avatars in real-time and perform an exhilarating, live 30-minute set. Fans from around the world can join via Galantis’ YouTube channel as Seafoxes, embodying the beloved Galantis mascot for the show. The show will be a magical, one-of-a-kind live experience, incorporating fantastical elements and surprises.
The show marks several monumental moments for Wave. The show - premiering on YouTube - will be the first to capture two live performers with motion capture technology, translating Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw’s dynamic movements and artistry into a virtual world. As always, there will be unforgettable moments and very special cameos that can’t be missed. In addition, Wave will re-broadcast Galantis’ virtual experience across multiple time zones, allowing their fans from all around the world to experience the magic. A special virtual reality experience re-broadcast in the Wave app will also be available, time and date to be announced soon.
“This is one of the most breathtaking shows we’ve created,” said Wave CEO and co-founder Adam Arrigo. “We look forward to inviting Seafoxation into this beautiful virtual venue. We loved collaborating with Galantis and the amazing team at Atlantic Records - we are believers!”
Internationally acclaimed Swedish hitmakers Galantis released their third studio album ‘Church’ on February 7 via Atlantic/Big Beat Records. The Grammy-nominated duo’s first new album in three years. The follow up to their sophomore album “The Aviary” which had a top 10 debut in 23 countries and spawned the platinum-certified single ‘No Money’ which hit the Top 5 on the UK Singles Chart.
Preceding the release was the explosive single ‘Faith’ featuring country music legend Dolly Parton and Dutch singer-songwriter Mr Probz. ‘Faith’ received its first play on the BBC Radio 1, the world’s biggest radio show for dance music, receiving syndication across seven countries to an audience of over 18 million listeners.
“‘Church’ doesn’t necessarily refer to a building or specific religion,” explained Galantis, “but instead to people banded together in similar belief for a better humanity. Whether it’s advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up – that is our ‘Faith’ and ‘Church.’”
To date the production duo have garnered multiple GRAMMY nominations and accumulated an excess of over 3 billion streams worldwide and 42 platinum records. Their acclaimed status has even spun off into an opportunity to write the theme song for Nintendo Superworld.
A hot fixture on the global live circuit, Galantis have sold out UK shows at Brixton Academy, The Roundhouse, SSE Arena and graced the stages of BBC 1 Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Coachella, Ultra Europe and Lollapalooza.
No headset is required for this virtual performance - simply attend through the duo’s YouTube Channel at the time of the event and be whisked away into the Church of Galantis. (A time and date for the rebroadcast of the special virtual reality experience in Wave will be announced soon).
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