Post Malone performing at virtual Pokémon concert

The Pokémon company has announced Post Malone will headline their first Pokémon themed virtual concert. The free-to-view event will be on the 27th of February, the video game's anniversary date and is part of Pokémon's P25 Music program celebrating 25 years of the iconic game.

Post Malone has been a fan of Pokémon for a long time and said the opportunity to headline the Pokémon Day concert is “awesome”. In their press release the company states the event will not only be an online party for dedicated Pokémon fans, but also a celebration for music fans around the world.

The concert is part of Pokémon's P25 Music program, a year long musical program to celebrate the games’ 25th anniversary. The program has been created in collaboration with the Universal Music Group’s brand strategies division and will feature a number of musical celebrations. Last month The Pokémon company announced Katy Perry will be the main ambassador for the program. In a statement Perry talks about how important Pokemon is for her:

"Pokémon has been a constant in my life from playing the original video games on my Game Boy, to trading Pokémon TCG cards at lunch, to the adventures of catching Pokémon on the street with Pokémon GO. I’ve even visited the Pokémon Café in Japan while on tour! It is an honor to be chosen to help celebrate a franchise that has given me so much joy in the last 25 years.”

To promote the concert and the rest of the P25 Music program, The Pokémon company is adding a special Pikachu to their Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. Staying in the musical theme of their celebration this year, the Pikachu will have a special move; Sing!

The concert will be available on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon’s Twitch channel and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website from 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time on February 27.


Sources: The Pokémon Company | The Pokémon Company