Coldplay Enters Virtual Realm

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Chris Martin of Coldplay goes airborne while performing for the One Love Manchester benefit concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in England June 4.

The broadcast of the band’s “A Head Full Of Dreams” concert will stream on the Samsung VR service Aug. 17 at 8:30 p.m. CT. Anyone with a Gear VR headset and a compatible Samsung smartphone can tune in.

More than 50 countries will have access to the broadcast, which will enable fans to virtually experience the concert from front row seats, complete with pyrotechnics, laser lights and a life-sized Chris Martin.

“By partnering with Live Nation and Coldplay, music fans across the globe with Gear VR can tune into the live concert, experiencing the energy of the show like never before,” Michael Schmier, Samsung VP of content and services, said in a statement.