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Janelle Monáe to headline 'Lovecraft Country's virtual reality concert, 'Music of the Cosmos'


Janelle Monáe has been tapped close out the season finale of HBO’s critically-acclaimed horror series, Lovecraft Country.

HBO has announced the Grammy-nominated singer will perform “a one-of-its-kind VR concert special” titled Music of the Cosmos. The concert, which will be the first-ever performance in virtual reality for Monáe, will take place on Monday, October 19 at 10 p.m. ET on YouTube.

“I’m so excited to partner with HBO and The Mill to pioneer the future of concert experiences in Sanctum,” said Monáe in a statement. “I always strive for innovation, and this project gives me the special opportunity to celebrate Lovecraft Country, a show I’m a huge fan of, and connect with fans in a completely new way using virtual reality.

“This is the perfect platform to explore the impact of music and movement in a new dimension designed to celebrate Black art, stories and voices,” she added.

Ahead of Monáe’s live set, select fans will be invited to join The Reliquary, a mystery room hosted and narrated by Lovecraft Country‘s Michael Kenneth Williams, that will be “littered with artifacts from throughout the show and virtual experience.” 

The season finale, Lovecraft Country: Sanctum, airs this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET. on HBO, after which the complete first season and will be available to stream on HBO Max. 

For more information on Sanctum, visit

By Candice Williams
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