Doja Cat Premiering World-First VR Concert Film This Month

10 January 2024 | 12:19 pm | Ellie Robinson

The one-of-a-kind gig was filmed live at one of Doja’s shows in Detroit last year.

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Doja Cat has announced the world’s first immersive concert film, set to be streamed entirely in virtual reality – and it’s coming out later this month.

Co-produced by The Diamond Bros and fittingly titled Doja Cat: The Scarlet Tour In VR, the special was filmed live at the Detroit stop of Doja’s titular world tour, where she performed at the Little Caesars Arena last December.

It’ll premiere live in the Music Valley area of the video game Meta Horizon Worlds – available exclusively for owners of Meta Quest headsets – at 12pm AEDT on Sunday January 21. After that, Meta reps have confirmed, replays will be available “for another couple weeks”.

Fans can RSVP for the virtual premiere here, and take a look at the official teaser trailer below.

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The show itself saw Doja Cat perform a mind-blowing 24 songs, split between five “acts”. As well as her standout cover of Hiatus Kaiyote’s hit Red Room, the setlist featured all 15 tracks on the standard edition of her fourth studio album, Scarlet, which arrived last September via Kemosabe and RCA.

The rap-heavy, ‘90s German rave-inspired album was a smash-hit for Doja, scoring her enormous chart numbers and acclaim from her diehard fans. Critics were less stoked, though – reviewing it for The Music, David James Young wrote that Scarlet is “the sound of the snake eating its tail – or, more pertinently, two venomous arachnids attacking one another to see which is the first to draw blood”.

The album’s release was also slightly marred by controversy: though she treated fans to an early preview of her would-be hit Balut, she also copped backlash for admitting she doesn’t love them, and lost over a quarter of a million Instagram followers when she started arguing with them. Even the cover of the album copped some flack, with an early version of it being nearly identical to a German metal band’s album.