Kings of Leon, who had been one of many first main music acts to embrace non-fungible token (NFT) gross sales, are planning to embark on a “historic” milestone by turning into the primary band to ship an NFT into area.
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As PEOPLE experiences, the rockers are teaming up with the Elon Musk-founded SpaceX, who’re gearing as much as ship the all-civilian Inspiration4 crew to area on September 15. The three-day orbit will mark the primary human spaceflight with solely civilians onboard.
The NFT is a stay recording of the band’s track ‘Time in Disguise’, and will likely be despatched as much as area on September 15 through an iPhone that will likely be given to civilian astronaut Hayley Arceneaux, who may also play the track in orbit.
The NFT is up for public sale now, with proceeds going to St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital. Bidding begins at $50,000USD, and the winner will obtain each the NFT itself and the iPhone that will get despatched as much as area.
“It means a lot to us to be part of this historic second,” the band instructed PEOPLE. “After we wrote and recorded ‘Time in Disguise’ within the studio, we at all times thought it had a spacy really feel to it after which the visuals from our stay present have that vibe, as properly.
“To now have that track and people photos be part of one thing as historic as that is actually cool, and having it elevate cash for a trigger we’ve at all times cared a lot about, makes it even higher.”
Kings of Leon launched newest album ‘When You See Your self’ as an NFT (along with conventional platforms) again in March, as one of many first main information to be launched utilizing the format.
In a four-star evaluation of ‘When You See Your self’, NME stated: “Kings Of Leon spend the entire album toying with what followers would possibly count on – and clearly have nice enjoyable doing so.”
Final month, Kings of Leon introduced that guitarist Matthew Followill could be taking time away from the band following the start of his daughter.