Alden sets record with virtual reality concert

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    Alden Richards

    Alden Richards made history with the first-ever virtual reality concert in the Philippines, the highly successful “Alden’s Reality: The Virtual Reality Concert.”

    Held in three timeslots last December 8 and 9, GMA’s sold-out show enabled Alden’s supporters from all over the globe to celebrate with him as the Kapuso actor marked his 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry.

    Unlike usual online show, “Alden’s Reality” gave viewers a taste of what the future would be by combining cutting-edge technology and performances to produce an immersive experience.

    The show began with Alden waking up in his house and inviting his “date” to join him as he navigated Alden’s Reality. He then set the mood up by dancing to catchy songs popularized by some of the world’s most loved boybands. Joining him were his friends Rodjun and Rayver Cruz.

    Alden then went on to answer questions just like he was having a one-on-one conversation with his “date,” sharing his innermost thoughts and reminiscing about his ups and downs in the past.

    From his heartfelt rendition of “God Gave Me You” to performing his latest single “Goin’ Crazy” and dancing to the beat of BTS’ “Dynamite,” Alden showed how he has grown as a performer on stage.

    “Alden’s Reality” also saw Alden looking back on his career as an actor and thanking all his former leading ladies. In this segment, OPM band December Avenue joined Alden on stage.

    The hashtag “AldensReality” became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines.

    Said Oliver Victor Amoroso, GMA Regional TV and Synergy vice president and head: “We are honored that we made history in ‘Alden’s Reality’ with no less than ‘Asia’s Multimedia Star’ headlining the show as part of his 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry.

    Being one of the Network’s prime artists, we take pride with having Alden work with us. And while we really aimed for a world-class production, the success of ‘Alden’s Reality’ exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all our Kapuso here and abroad who bought tickets and supported ‘Alden’s Reality.’ We would also like to congratulate all the people who we had the pleasure of working with for this project. This is only the beginning. Expect bigger surprises from Synergy in the future.”

    Directed by Paolo Valenciano, “Alden’s Reality” is produced by Synergy: A GMA Collaboration.

    “Goin’ Crazy” also topped iTunes Philippines and is included in Apple Music’s “Absolute OPM Playlist.”