When virtual reality came into the picture, its capabilities for user immersion seemed endless. Now it appears that it can not only take you around the world, and on crazy roller coaster rides, but it also can put you in the front row of shows and backstage with your favorite bands. Killswitch Engage are taking this head on by doing their first live show ever in virtual reality. The broadcast will take part on April 17th at 7 pm CT. Fans that tune in will literally be immersed in the show as they are taken both on and off stage over the course of their set at the House of Blues in Houston.

If you are interested in being part of this virtual experience, here are more details: The live VR broadcast will be available for free globally (except in China) through the NextVR app. Fans with a Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR headset, along with a compatible smartphone, can experience the concert live by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store for GearVR or the Google Play store for Daydream.

Fans can go here for additional details on the concert and here to learn how to get started.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you rather stay at home and watch through VR or would you rather be physically present and in the crowd? Let us know in the comments!