The Dance Party experience ties into the deluxe release of Poster Girl
Roblox, a global platform bringing millions of people together through shared experiences, and TEN Music Group and Epic Records have announced that pop-artist phenom Zara Larsson will host a Launch Party on the Roblox platform. The Dance Party themed experience will feature Larsson performing a set list that includes her new album title track “Poster Girl” as well as hits “Lush Life,” “FFF,” and “Never Forget You.” The experience also marks the availability of an expanded edition of her March album release, Poster Girl, entitled Poster Girl: Summer Edition. The album includes six additional recordings, four remixes, and two new tracks. Larsson’s first performance, including an exclusive Q&A, is Friday, May 21st at 7 pm EST, with encore performances over the weekend.
Poster Girl is the third studio album by Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson. It was released on March 5th and is her second to be released internationally.
Larsson points out that before this album, “I’d never sat down and said, ‘Let me really listen to this, the melodies, the lyrics.’ And I was thinking about the future — what will make a really good concert. I like to write songs, but I’m a performer first and a writer second. This album will be fantastic when played live, and I’m really excited to be able to play a select list of songs to the whole world for the first time inside Roblox.”
The virtual Dance Party takes place in and around Larsson’s fabulous Swedish lake house and features tons of fun mini games, interactive challenges, and exclusive merchandise including emotes, an avatar bundle, and a free item. In addition, there will be animals roaming the virtual property, including her favorite: pigs.
“During the past year we’ve worked to create new and innovative ways to connect artists with their fans,” states Sylvia Rhone, CEO of Epic Records. “Bringing Zara to Roblox to perform and interact with the Roblox community is an incredible match and we know her fans will love the performances this weekend.”
“We are thrilled to welcome global pop sensation Zara Larsson to Roblox. She has created a magical pink wonderland that you have to see to believe and there is definitely going to be a lot of fun, games, and dancing this Friday,” shares Jon Vlassopulos, Vice President and Global Head of Music for Roblox. “Roblox Launch Parties continue to be the best way for artists to reach millions of fans over a weekend, connecting them and their music in unparalleled fun, interactive, and immersive ways.”
The billions of hours that people are spending on Roblox every month provide a perfect opportunity for the new generation of music fans to discover, share, and get closer to music they love. For artists and labels, Roblox provides a unique and creative way to engage and attract millions of fans and drive new revenue streams from virtual merchandise and VIP experiences, all in the metaverse. The range of music opportunities on Roblox, from launch parties to virtual concerts, to distribution of songs for developers and virtual merchandise, are now table stakes for artists as they seek to promote new music, attract new fans, and earn revenue.
Full details and information on how to sign up for a free Roblox account to enter the Zara Larsson Dance Party experience can be found at the Roblox website. Roblox users can attend any of the several showtimes, including the launch party premiere on Friday, May 21st @ 7 pm EST; Saturday, May 22nd @ 4 pm EST; Saturday, May 22nd @ midnight EST; and Sunday, May 23rd @ noon EST.