Elton John has launched an NFT collection that is truly out of this world. John has partnered with Sweet and Jadu for the Rocket NFT Club which provides exclusive access to to fan experiences and more.
The first offering is the Rocket Collectible at $29.99. It’s available through July 5th and gives fans official access to the NFT club, pre-sale opportunities to future NFT drops and more.
The rarest of the NFT drops is the Rocket Man Hoverboard that is up for auction starting at $5,000. Produced by Jadu, the collection includes boards created in collaboration Grimes, Snoop Dogg and Voxel Bunny. The design pays homage to John’s “Pinball Wizard” music video and “Rocket Man” song, featuring his iconic star glasses, piano keys and music notes.
“Whilst I’m no metaverse expert, I wanted to make sure that my first NFT was something true to me, and collaborating with LGBTQ+ artist Voxel Bunny and Jadu on something so unique which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation for Pride month was the perfect opportunity,” John shares of the partnership. “Web3 has the potential to bring people from across the world together like never before and I’m excited for the opportunities to connect with my fans in a vibrant and growing community.”
The Hoverboard auction ends on June 22nd at 6 pm ET.
All sales will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation that was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organizations in the world. The Foundation’s mission is to be a powerful force in the end to the AIDS epidemic. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is committed to no more discrimination, HIV infections or AIDS deaths across the world.
John begins his final run of Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates in North America in Philadelphia, PA on July 15th, finishing with the three-night engagement at Dodger Stadium November 17th, 19th and 20th. 2023 kicks off with two shows in Auckland, New Zealand on January 27th and 28th, and soon-to-be-announced dates in Australia before the epic five-year tour formally concludes in Stockholm, Sweden on July 8, 2023.
Disney+ is currently working with Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler and filmmaker David Furnish on a feature documentary about John. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legacy will serve as the official feature on Elton John, comprised of unseen concert footage of him over the past 50 years, hand-written journals and present-day footage of him and his family. Following a robust festival run and limited theatrical release, the film will be available exclusively on Disney+.
Rooted in Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the feature documentary film will capture John’s final months on the road, culminating in what promises to be one of the greatest send-offs in rock-and-roll history when John performs his final North American show at Dodger Stadium this November. The deal, which is unofficially worth $30 million, is set to include livestreaming rights to that the final show on November 20th, according to Deadline.
The film will also look back at the extraordinary first five years of John’s career when, between 1970 and 1975, he released 10 iconic albums, seven of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and became a global phenomenon.
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