Post Malone will be performing at a virtual concert to celebrate Pokemon Day on February 27.
The Pokemon Company announced the news with a trailer (below), which shows Post Malone transforming into a digital avatar of himself after thanking Pokemon fans for their support and brandishing a Pokeball. The animated version of Malone suggests the concert could be a hybrid between live-action and virtual performance.
According to Billboard’s interview with Malone, the concert will take place on Feb 27 at 7 PM EST, and will be streamed live via the Pokemon YouTube channel, Twitch channel and 25th Anniversary website.
“Don’t miss your chance to be front row for the Virtual Experience on Pokemon Day,” the YouTube video description reads. This is all part of a collaboration between Pokemon and Universal Music Group called P25 Music. We reported back in January that Katy Perry will also be teaming up with The Pokemon Company to act as the “premiere collaborator” for this promotion. According to Billboard, Malone’s concert “serves as the series’ kickoff,” with more details about P25 coming at the end of the concert.
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