Underworld are known for their technical innovation, and the duo cemented that reputation playing a rooftop gig in Shibuya to a euphoric crowd of 200 passionate fans wearing Bowers & Wilkins P7 and P5 headphones.
The intimate concert celebrated both the 25th anniversary of the design collective Tomato (of which Underworld’s Rick Smith and Karl Hyde were founder members) and the release of their acclaimed new album ‘Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future’. The gig took place on the roof of Parco Shibuya, in the Shibuya ward smack in the heart of Tokyo.
Underworld’s performance was also broadcast live via Shibuyanoradio (87.6 FM), Shibuya’s street-speaker network and on the famous Q Front screen, taking the show to the streets of Shibuya. Plus, in a world-first, the concert was streamed as a live 360-degree visual experience to viewers in a satellite venue using Galaxy Gear VR powered by Samsung Oculus.
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