I.C.Y.M.I.: Pokémon To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Virtual Concert Starring Post Malone
Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week 48 of ourI.C.Y.M.I.(In Case You Missed It) blog series, where we recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week(s) in popular culture, in case you missed them.
Pokémon Day Celebrates 25 Years of the Franchise With Virtual Concert
Has it really been 25 years? This weekend, the Pokémon franchise will celebrate its quarter-decade run with a live virtual concert headlined by Post Malone. The day — Saturday, February 27, 2021 — marks 25 years since Pokémon Red and Green launched in Japan. This past week in a sneak preview of the Pokémon Day concert, Malone and Pokémon released a cover of the '90s classic "Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie and the Blowfish, which Malone will also perform this Saturday.
Malone's concert will kick off a yearlong offering from the Pokémon franchise called P25 Music, a program that promises to commemorate Pokémon video games, mobile apps, and more with artist-involved content throughout 2021. Also on event day, Pokémon plans to release a curated selection of music-themed episodes from the Pokémon animated series on Pokémon TV, which you can check out on the web or by downloading the app.
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