Post Malone To Headline Virtual Concert On Pokemon Day: Watch The Trailer
By Regina Star
February 11, 2021
Post Malone will perform a virtual concert to celebrate Pokémon Day this month!
According to Billboard, who made the exclusive announcement this morning, the rapper, rocker, and undercover Pokémon trainer will deliver a special concert to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary in a concert airing on Saturday, February 27.
What's more, the 25-year-old appeared as an animated version of himself in a 30-second video trailer on Thursday (February 11) to announce the virtual concert.
"I’ve been a fan for such a long time, kind of grew up with it," Malone said in a statement, admitting he still plays Pokémon on a Game Boy Color. "Celebrating 25 years is a big deal, so we decided to do it together."
Pokémon and Posty fans alike can view the concert for free at 7 p.m. EST on February 27 via Pokémon’s YouTube and Twitch channels and on its 25th-anniversary website.
A Virtual Concert Experience Featuring Post Malone will kick off Pokémon’s 25th-anniversary celebration in honor of the Japanese franchise, which has been widely beloved for its video games, apps, trading card game, and more.
In partnership with Universal Music Group, the event is one among many in a year-long artist-involved series, titled P25 Music, which is described as "a collaboration with some of music's biggest names to create new songs, styles, and pop-culture moments, all through the lens of Pokémon.”
The “White Iverson” recording artist is the latest act announced to celebrate 25 years of Pokémon following Katy Perry, who was previously announced as P25 Music’s headliner and premier collaborator for the yearlong event.