Travis Scott performed live in Fortnite for his “Astronomical” debut.
The groundbreaking virtual performance drew more than 12 million live participants. Scott performed some of our favorites and also premiered his new song with Kid Cudi, “Astronomical”. If you’re like me and you missed it, encore performances are running throughout the weekend. “To make sure everyone has a chance to experience Astronomical, we’re setting up multiple tour dates with showtimes for players around the globe. Jump in to whichever time fits your schedule best, or catch an encore with your friends if they missed it,” Fortnite announced
Here’s the tweet of Fortnite announcing the news.
Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record!
Catch an encore performance before the tour ends: https://t.co/D7cfd2Vxcc
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 24, 2020
I believe that the idea of virtual concerts will live long past the coronavirus. Imagine seeing a virtual half-time performance in sports games. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could choose different performances during the game?
I don’t know, maybe I’m just spitballing here.
Fornite just created an entirely new experience, one that they nominate as “other worldly,” in the initial Astronomical announcement. “From April 23-25, blast off into a one of a kind musical journey featuring Travis Scott and the world premiere of a brand new track. Astronomical is an other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, built from the ground up in Fortnite,” an announcement on the game’s site reads.