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Singer Ariana Grande will headline the new Fortnite concert series. Welcome to the metaverse

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Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event.

Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event in New York on Dec. 6, 2018.

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Fortnite, the battle royale-style video game, will host a new concert series this month with a record-breaking singer as the headliner — Ariana Grande.

What is the Fortnite Rift Tour?

Fortnite announced the Rift Tour concert series, with shows running from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8.

  • The concert series will feature five shows so people can tune in whenever they have free time around the world.

Who is headlining the Fortnite Rift Tour?

Ariana Grande will headline the concert series. She will perform a number of songs in the virtual world. Oftentimes, these virtual concerts will include prerecorded music from the artist, but it will be featured in the video game space.

What else happens during Rift Tour?

Epic Games said the Rift Tour will include a presentation with “Fortnite-themed experiences — pairing popular tracks with moments based on elements from the game.”

  • There will also be Rift Tour quests in the video game for gamers to complete in the days leading up to the show.
  • You can visit RiftTour.com for more details.

What is the Rift Tour schedule?

Here’s the schedule so far. You can visit RiftTour.com for more details or head over to the Rift Tour tab in the Fortnite video game.

Show 1

  • Friday, Aug. 6
  • 4 p.m. MDT

Show 2

  • Saturday, Aug. 7
  • 12 p.m. MDT

Show 3

Saturday, August 7

10 p.m. MDT

Show 4

  • Sunday, Aug. 8
  • 8 a.m. MDT

Show 5

  • Sunday, Aug. 8
  • 4 p.m. MDT

Fortnite recommends people show up 60 minutes before the show starts to make sure you’re in the game by the time the concert kicks off.

Why is Fortnite hosting a concert?

Fortnite has been hosting concerts in its game since 2019. As I wrote for the Deseret News, the game collaborated with Marshmello, an electronic music DJ, to have a live concert. Travis Scott also headlined a Fortnite concert, too.

Fortnite also hosted a “We The People” event on Sunday, which was a program hosted by CNN’s Van Jones that talked about systemic racism in America, specifically how it shows up in the media, culture and entertainment sectors.