Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with a virtual gig starring Post Malone

Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with a virtual gig starring Post Malone

Post Malone to perform a virtual concert in celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. The gig will stream on Twitch, YouTube and on the Pokémon website.

As Pokémon reaches another milestone, the company have teamed up with American rapper/singer/songwriter, Post Malone, for a celebratory virtual concert.

With traditional live events being ruled out by the current global pandemic, organisers are increasingly turning to streamed, virtual concerts as a way to connect with fans. We’ve seen Travis Scott stream a concert within Fortnite, and even indie rappers have embraced technology to reach their audience. Last year B. Dolan organised a Minecraft music festival.

Post Malone

If you don’t know, Post Malone is famous for songs like ‘Sunflower‘, which featured prominently on the soundtrack for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, and ‘Circles‘, for which the artist dressed in full armour in the song’s video.

A teaser for the virtual concert sees Post Malone clutching a Pokéball before being transformed into an animated version of himself.

The event will take place on February 27th at 7:00PM EST. That’s midnight on February 28th for us in the UK.

Live streams will be found on Twitch, YouTube and via the Pokémon 25th anniversary website. Fans are encourage to stick around at the end of the concert for more P25 music announcements. Visit 25.pokemon.com for more information.

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