Twenty One Pilots are bringing their music to the world of video games. The American duo just announced that they will play a virtual concert on the hugely popular online platform Roblox on September 17th.
The band will play five songs during the concert, delivering a setlist consisting out of songs from their most recent album Scaled and Icy, and hits from the band’s back catalog. The event will also include themed quests, virtual merchandise, special emoticons, and more. In order to watch the concert, the fans have to have a Roblox account.
Roblox is a platform where internet users gather to create and play video games. It was first launched in 2006 but saw a rapid rise in popularity in recent years and currently has more than 150 million monthly active users.
With this venture, Twenty One Pilots join an increasing number of music acts that bring the concert experience to video games. Star EDM producer Marshmello, rapper Travis Scott, and Colombian singer J Balvin all previously performed in the video game Fortnite, while “Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X attracted an audience of 30 million users with his Roblox concert in 2020.
The virtual performance will serve as a warmup for Twenty One Pilots ahead of their upcoming Takeover World Tour. The trip, which kicks off on September 21st, will see the band playing several shows in the same city, taking the stage in venues of different sizes.