The Wombats announce unique carbon negative NFT experience for fans with exclusive opportunities to interact with the band

ANNOUNCE ONE OF A KIND, CARBON NEGATIVE NFT EXPERIENCE FOR FANS WITH EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES TO INTERACT WITH THE BAND

INCLUDES METAVERSE-READY AVATAR & CONCERT + RUBIK’S CUBE GAME WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO VIRTUAL MEET & GREET, UNHEARD B-SIDES, RARE MEMORABILIA, VIP TICKETS & MORE 

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UK #1 NEW ALBUM FIX YOURSELF, NOT THE WORLD OUT NOW

UK & EU HEADLINE TOUR SET FOR 2022 WITH A SHOW AT LONDON’S THE O2 ON 15TH APRIL

Following the release of their debut UK #1 album Fix Yourself, Not The World, The Wombats today announce the release of their first ever NFT experience. Teaming up with Kollectiff, the leading web3 agency taking brands into the Metaverse, the band will be releasing 3,000 one-of-a-kind Metaverse-ready NFTs to be minted from 8th February. The drop is particularly unique as it will be completely carbon negative, ensuring all emissions from the mint are offset 21 times over.

Much more than your traditional NFT, fans will be able to purchase their own unique Metaverse-ready avatar that can be used in virtual gaming world The Sandbox, also gaining access to a Rubik’s Cube blockchain game that unlocks tons of exclusive utility including access to unheard B-sides, VIP tour tickets, super rare memorabilia, virtual meet & greets and tickets to a virtual concert in a purpose built stadium in the Metaverse.

Keen to ensure that the project didn’t have a negative effect on the environment, the band have worked with Kollectiff and Climate Tech company Moss to make sure that the project not only offsets carbon emissions, but makes it a carbon-negative NFT collection. A tonne’s worth of carbon credits are being purchased with the first 1000 holders being airdropped an NFT carbon credit, which goes towards carbon sequestration efforts in the Amazon. The Wombats will be offsetting the carbon footprint from the project 21 times over.

 

“We can’t wait to share this NFT experience with our fans,” says Dan Haggis, drummer of The Wombats. “The Metaverse has so many exciting opportunities and it’s incredible to be a part of this mind-blowing technology. We really wanted to create something unique and multi-dimensional so we couldn’t be more excited for fans to see all the different experiences the NFT offers, particularly the concert at Kollectiff’s stadium in the metaverse.”

“It’s so important for us that the project has a positive effect on the environment, so being able to work with Kollectiff to create a carbon-negative NFT has been a massive part of us being involved. Although we understand offsetting is not going to solve the climate crisis, it at least pumps money towards projects, in this case protecting the Amazon through projects such as Amazon Rio RED+, that will go some way to helping the environment and combating climate change, which is obviously so important to us all.”

“We’ve been fans of The Wombats and have seen their success over the years so we are excited to help them be early adopters of the metaverse,” says Rupert Runewitsch, COO of Kollectiff. “We are glad we were able to find a carbon-neutral solution to work together to help planet Earth while being innovative.”

Fans will be able to mint their NFT for £140 (0.07 eth) from The Wombats website.

 

About The Wombats

15 years and four top 5 UK albums into their career, The Wombats are pulling in a bigger audience than ever before, reflected in Fix Yourself, Not The World becoming their first ever #1 album. The viral success of Oliver Nelson’s remix of their 2015 hit ‘Greek Tragedy’ on TikTok has enraptured a whole new generation of fans, a feat they’ve managed to continually repeat since their 2007 debut A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. Used in over 600,000 videos (some of which have over 100 million views), the remix has rocketed to over 30 million streams, propelling the original to 120 million streams and sending it Gold in the US. It’s helped the band surpass 1.5 billion worldwide streams, also amassing an extra 2.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify since just January; further illustration, if any were needed, of The Wombats’ ability to reach new generations of fans through the timeless power of their songwriting and lyrics alone.

With their biggest ever UK headline tour set for 2022, including a landmark show at London’s The O2, and their new album topping the charts being lauded by fans and critics alike, the most exciting chapter in the story of one of Britain’s most adored bands is well and truly underway.

About Kollectiff:
Kollectiff is a web3 studio leveraging emerging technologies to create engaging and connected brand experiences and dedicated to onboarding brands into the Metaverse. Their first NFT collection is called the M.T.A (Metaverse Travel Agency) and was created in partnership with The Sandbox and Decentraland.

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real-estate demand having partnered with major IPs and brands including Adidas, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Deadmau5, Atari, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, The Smurfs and more. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox Metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium and Discord.

The Wombats UK Arena Tour Dates:

14 April 2022 – First Direct Arena, Leeds – support from Sports Team and The Night Café

15 April 2022 – The O2, London – support from Sports Team and The Night Café

16 April 2022 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – support from Sports Team and The Night Café

18 April 2022 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow (SOLD OUT) – support from Sports Team

19 April 2022 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow – support from Sports Team

21 April 2022 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool – support from The Night Café

22 April 2022 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool (SOLD OUT) – support from The Night Café

23 April 2022 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool (SOLD OUT) – support from The Night Café

26 May 2022 – Open Air Theatre, Scarborough

European Tour Dates:

29 April 2022 – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris (France)

01 May 2022 – Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne (Germany)

02 May 2022 – Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg (Germany)

04 May 2022 – Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm (Sweden)

05 May 2022 – Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo (Norway)

06 May 2022 – DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen (Denmark)

07 May 2022 – Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin (Germany)

09 May 2022 – Gasometer, Vienna (Austria)

10 May 2022 – Backstage Werk, Munich (Germany)

12 May 2022 – Estragon, Bologna (Italy)

13 May 2022 – Fabrique, Milan (Italy)

14 May 2022 – Komplex 457, Zurich (Switzerland)

16 May 2022 – De Roma, Antwerp (Belgium)

17 May 2022 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

18 May 2022 – De Oosterpoort, Groningen (Netherlands)

19 May 2022 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

North America Tour Dates:

January 20 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
January 22 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
January 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
January 26 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
January 28 – Corona – Montreal, QB
January 31 – St. Andrew’s – Detroit, MI
February 1 – Newport – Columbus, OH
February 3 – Park West – Chicago, IL
February 4 – The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
February 5 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
February 7 – Cannery – Nashville, TN
February 8 – Buckhead – Atlanta, GA
February 10 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
February 11 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
February 12 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
February 14 – Ogden – Denver, CO
February 15 – Union – Salt Lake City, UT
February 17 – Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
February 18 – Venue Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
February 19 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
February 21 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
February 22 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
February 25 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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