The show was announced on November 9, 2017, and tickets went on sale on November 15. It was originally to be located at Brooklyn, New York's Avant Gardner, though on December 1, 2017, Robinson confirmed there would be a change in the venue due to a construction issue.
- On December 6, 2017, the Virtual Self Twitter account posted a tweet with an image and a link to the virtualself.co website. By accessing the site through a mobile device and pressing the screen thrice with three fingers, a web popup entitled "𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑘𝑒𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑒𝑐𝘩𝑜 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝘩𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑟." and containing a PDF link would appear; the PDF contained a modified version of the image with a Ticketfly URL for a UTOPIA ticket, along with the passphrase needed to redeem it.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 @virtual_self on Twitter - "Virtual Self ( U T O P I A ). 𝑆𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑐𝘩𝑜. ..."
- ↑ @porterrobinson on Twitter - "VIRTUAL SELF ( U T O P I A ) tickets go on sale now: ..."
- ↑ @virtual_self on Twitter - "!! important update !! due to a construction issue, VIRTUAL SELF UTOPIA is moving to a larger warehouse space. ..."