Today it was announced that Lil Nas X, the two-time Grammy award winner and fashion icon, would be holding a free virtual concert within the Roblox platform. Starting on November 13th with a Q&A Session, a behind the scenes feature, as well as a scavenger hunt, the event culminates in three concert showings on November 14th.
There’s a new venue location that is accessible right now, exclusive item rewards, and the performance times have chosen so players from around the world can experience the show. This announcement comes after several artists have held successful virtual concerts in Fortnite, indicating that this merger of virtual location and “real-life” content could bring a spike of players to the Roblox platform.
The exact times for the Lil Nas X event are as follows:
- PRESHOW: Q&A SESSION + EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES + SCAVENGER HUNT
Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PST
- CONCERT SHOWTIMES
Main Show – Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm PST
Asia Show – Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 pm PST
Europe Show – Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am PST
Players will be able to purchase in-game Lil Nas X merch, and the artist will be performing his new song “HOLIDAY”, as well as a selection of his other hits. The concert is also a showcase for the Roblox platform, allowing the developers to present their evolving lighting framework on a large scale in a grandious way. The team has been moving from a voxel-only technique to express and handle light and shadow to a hybrid voxel/shadow map model, and this concert will be the first big demonstration of their hard work.
The Roblox/Lil Nas X event will begin with a preshow on November 13th. Players must have a Roblox account to access the concert venue.