Tonight at 5 PM ET, Fortnite continues its string of virtual concerts on the game’s digital sound stage with hip-hop and R&B tastemaker Anderson .Paak .
Following their previous talent hosting spotlight on deadmau5, Diplo as Thomas Whesley, and Travis Scott, Epic Games isn’t pulling any punches in their billings for Fortnite’s live 2020 concerts and the events’ success numbers speak for themselves. Travis Scott’s April digital event alone was attended by 12.3 million players when it went live and has subsequently been viewed over 95 million times on Scott’s personal Youtube channel.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep artists and fans away from in-person, live music venues, tech companies, gaming firms and apps continue their reinvention by bringing worldly events to listeners and gamers alike. And with Anderson .Paak coming off a 2019 Grammy win for Best R&B Album with his ultra-smooth Ventura those who can’t attend the concert’s first in-game broadcast can watch a re-run six hours later, at 11:00 PM EST, or the following day, September 20, at 1:00 PM EST.