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Twenty One Pilots announce virtual concert with Roblox

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Twenty One Pilots has announced a virtual concert with Roblox, the massively popular online game platform.

The show is set to premiere next Friday, September 17, at 7 p.m. ET. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will perform five-song “dynamic” set list, meaning the tracks will be chosen by fans in real-time.

Those watching will also have access to “metaverse-spanning pre-concert quests involving some of Roblox’s most popular experiences that also feature custom portals that will transport users into the pre-concert venue,” which we assume makes sense to people who play Roblox.

“Twenty One Pilots is a band that has spent their entire career figuring out how to reach the most people possible,” says Mark Eshleman, the “Stressed Out” duo’s longtime creative director.

“From selling out the small room and moving to the big venue next door, to now launching a virtual experience with Roblox for millions of users, the goal has always been the same,” Eshleman continues. “The Roblox team has made an effort every step of the way to honor the band’s fans, its lore, and history to make sure this experience aligns with what people can expect from a show.”

For more info, visit Roblox.com/twentyonepilots.

Twenty One Pilots released their new album, Scaled and Icy, in May, featuring the singles “Shy Away” and “Saturday.” They’ll perform “Saturday” this Sunday at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

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