As part of the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, there will be a Post Malone digital concert on Pokémon Day, Feb. 27, at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT. It will be free to watch on Pokémon‘s official YouTube channel, Twitch channel, and on the 25th anniversary website. This Pokémon Post Malone digital concert will serve as the “launch activation for the franchise’s yearlong P25 Music program,” which is a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Universal Music Group that will see Katy Perry as the “headline act.”
In a profound statement that sounds like it took hours to craft, Post Malone said, “I’ve been a Pokémon fan for a long time, so the opportunity to headline the Pokémon Day concert celebrating 25 years is awesome.” Deep, man. Deep.
There will be celebrations in the week leading up to the event, including the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event on Saturday, Feb. 20. Additionally, on Feb. 25, Pokémon Sword and Shield players will receive a password from The Pokémon Company for a special Pikachu that can learn Sing. And lastly, on Feb. 27, fans can watch Pokémon TV for “a curated selection of music-themed episodes of the popular Pokémon animated series” before they settle in to watch the Post Malone digital concert in the evening.
In conclusion, I hate staring at Post Malone’s stupid face, even digitally. Wait, that’s a bad conclusion. Alternate take: Enjoy the festivities leading up to Pokémon Day!