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Slash Concert To Be Broadcast In Virtual Reality

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On Saturday, May 20th at 6 p.m. at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association‘s 2017 Beastly Ball, legendary guitarist Slash will be performing with a number of special guests to celebrate the L.A. Zoo’s 50th Anniversary. Slash, backed by Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band (Conan O’Brien Show), will perform a mix of blues and R&B, joined by special guests Jack Black, Grace Potter and Bernard Fowler.

Live Nation, Citi and NextVR will exclusively broadcast the entire concert in virtual reality as part of the recently announced “Backstage with Citi” initiative.

“I’m honored and proud to be a part of the L.A. Zoo’s 50th Anniversary Beastly Ball,” said Slash.  “It’s going to be the biggest yet, and I’m really looking forward to jamming live with some good friends.”

The live VR content will be available on a Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR headset, along with a compatible smartphone, by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store for GearVR or the Google Play store for Daydream. Fans can go to http://www.nextvr.com/livenation for additional details on the concert and can visit www.citiprivatepass.com/vr for more information on the virtual reality concert series.

“With our friends at Live Nation and Next VR, we continue to push the boundaries in the music space to bring fans unprecedented access beyond attendance,” says Jennifer Breithaupt, Managing Director, Media, Advertising and Global Entertainment, at Citi. “With virtual reality, we can bring fans an unparalleled experience with their favorite artists and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off our concert series with Slash and friends.”

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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