Fancy seeing The Offspring in concert this week? How about seeing The offspring without leaving home? Well, you can thank video game technology.
The band will be giving a virtual performance in a popular online simulated shooter game called World Of Tanks.
For players of the game, you will get to see the band on stage in a show that will be available as of Sept. 18th. The Offspring tweeted: “We’re excited to announce that@worldoftankshas invited us to perform inside their game. Beginning Sept 18 you can join us on a virtual stage right in#WorldofTanks. The game has never seen anything like this before, so we’re excited to be the first!”
We're excited to announce that @worldoftanks has invited us to perform inside their game. Beginning Sept 18 you can join us on a virtual stage right in #WorldofTanks. The game has never seen anything like this before, so we're excited to be the first!#wot #WGFest19 pic.twitter.com/7oXkJ1EXoG
— Offspring (@offspring) September 15, 2019
The good news is that multiplayer game is free-to-play, yes, you read that correctly, so if you’ve never checked the game out, log in, sign up and catch a virtual concert at the same time.
If you want to catch the band in a real-life show, the Offspring are set to headline Four Chord Music Festival. The festival will be held at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 6th, and you can snag tickets here.
Following that, the band hooks up with Sum 41 in November for a tour in Canada.
Check out those dates below:
11/12 — Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Scotiabank Centre11/13 —
Moncton, New Brunswick @ Avenir Centre11/15 —
St. Catharines, Ontario @ Meridian Centre11/16 —
Sudbury, Ontario @ Sudbury Arena11/17 —
Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell11/19 —
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario @ GFL Memorial Gardens11/21 —
Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Bell MTS Places11/22 —
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan @ Mosaic Place11/23 —
Estevan, Saskatchewan @ Affinity Place11/25 —
Medicine Hat, Alberta @ Canalta Centre11/27 —
Cranbrook, British Columbia @ Western Financial Place11/29 —
Penticton, British Columbia @ South Okanagan Events Centre11/30 — Abbotsford, British Columbia @ Abbotsford Centre12/02 —
Kamloops, British Columbia @ Sandman Centre