Saint Motel has revealed its fourth 360° Interactive Virtualizer Video for “Sweet Talk” as part of YouTube’s star-studded SXSW programming featuring hitmakers and innovators such as Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Lil Yachty and more.
The new “Sweet Talk” Virtualizer is one of four Saint Motel VR videos featured by YouTube at SXSW. It appears alongside the three previously revealed saintmotelevision virtualizer videos ("Move", "Born Again", "You Can Be You") plus and additional VR/360° videos as part of the music and technology event. Fans in Austin were invited to don VR goggles and experience the technology in real time, while Saint Motel shared the video with fans via YouTube’s Livestream App as part of last night’s premiere.
Saint Motel has also announced plans to expand its saintmotelevison LP into the first-ever virtual reality album with plans to reveal six additional 360° Virtualizers to be rolled out over the coming months, completing the 10-track package.
The seamlessly rendered 360° VR videos combine animation and virtual reality technology to create the stunning visuals and vibrant experience set within one of the first VR 3D animated music videos. The virtualizers are part of Saint Motel’s continued embrace of immersive visuals and integrated technology.
"Creating the reality we want to inhabit, mixing art forms, and experimenting with audiovisuals is at the core of what Saint Motel is all about," explains Saint Motel’s A/J Jackson. "The Virtualizers aren't meant to compete with traditional music videos, we'll continue to make those. The Virtualizers are an entirely new interactive experience that combine VR, lyrics, animation, and live elements into a new sonic reality.”
Saint Motel is currently on tour with Panic! At The Disco now through April including an upcoming sold-out hometown show March 28th at The Forum in Los Angeles. Select 2017 summer festivals including Governor’s Ball, Shaky Knees, Bottlerock and more will follow. A full list of tour dates can be found here and below.
To realize sainmotelevision as the first-ever VR album, Saint Motel is working with cutting edge innovators such as Wheelhouse Media and Greenhouse Content.
Upcoming Saint Motel Tour Dates
w/ Panic! At The Disco:
(* sold out)
Mar 17 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Mar 18 - Orem, UT @ UCCU Center
Mar 19 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
Mar 21 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater*
Mar 22 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Mar 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mar 25 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Mar 26 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Mar 28 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum*
Mar 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar 31 - Allen, TX @ Allen Event Center*
April 1 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
April 2 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
April 4 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
April 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
April 7 - Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
April 8 - Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
April 9 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
April 11 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
April 12 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
April 14 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
April 15 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
2017 Announced Festival Shows:
May 12-14 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 26 - Napa, CA @ Bottlerock
June 2-4 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 24 – Madison, WI @ Shake the Lake