Tom Grennan to play VR gig from London’s Brixton Academy

The Bedford singer-songwriter will take to the stage at the iconic London venue next month.

Tom Grennan is playing a VR gig from London's Brixton Academy next month.
Tom Grennan is playing a VR gig from London's Brixton Academy next month.

Tom Grennan will perform live to fans around the world next month in an exclusive virtual gig streamed from London’s O2 Academy Brixton on MelodyVR.

Having previously sold-out the venue upon the release of his breakthrough UK Top Five debut album Lighting Matches, the gig will mark a special return to the venue for Grennan.

The Bedford singer-songwriter will debut new material including the singles This Is the Place and Oh Please alongside fan favourites.

Tickets for the gig on Friday, October 2, go on sale on Wednesday, September 16, at 10am via

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    Grennan said: “Nothing can replace the thrill of live music, especially in a venue as iconic as O2 Academy Brixton.

    “I have loved playing there in the past and I can’t wait to get on the stage again with MelodyVR and bring you a taste of the new album.

    “I am putting together something really special for everyone at home who I’ve missed so much.”

    Grennan released his breakthrough debut LP Lighting Matches in 2018, marking one of the best-selling debut albums of the year.

    Amassing more than a quarter of a billion streams, Lighting Matches cemented Grennan as one of Britain’s most exciting new artists, winning over thousands of fans on festival stages and sold out headline shows across the UK.

    Fans will be able to watch the show via the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets.

    Through MelodyVR’s live stream VR technology, the audience will be transported onto the stage at the O2 Academy Brixton and experience the performance, choosing from multiple camera angles to make the show their own.

    The MelodyVR app is available to download at purchasing a ticket, fans will receive a redemption code and simple instructions on joining the stream.

    This show will be available to watch in the UK, USA, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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