Royal Blood, the U.K. rock duo, are set to perform as avatars at the eighth annual Bloxy Awards. The show, sponsored by games company Roblox, will be held on Saturday at noon PT on the Roblox platform.
The band will play its new single “Limbo” and two other songs. The band will also debut exclusive virtual merch in Roblox’s Avatar Shop.
“We are thrilled to perform virtually in front of the Roblox community,” Royal Blood said in a statement. “This promises to be a real cosmic experience. Strap yourselves in – we look forward to seeing you there.”
Roblox VP Jon Vlassopulos added: “We’re thrilled to host Royal Blood as we celebrate the talent of our creators with the greater Roblox community in this immersive, out-of-this-world Metaverse experience.”
Royal Blood’s third album, Typhoons, is due April 30 via Warner. Royal Blood’s first two albums, Royal Blood (2014) and How Did We Get So Dark (2017), both reached No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. Both also cracked the top 30 on the Billboard 200.
The duo consists of Mike Kerr, 30 (vocals, bass) and Ben Thatcher, 33 (drums). Their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize. Royal Blood won as best British group at the 2015 Brit Awards, beating One Direction, Coldplay, alt-J and Clean Bandit. They were nominated again in that category in 2018 but lost to Gorillaz.
Here’s a list of nominees at this year’s Bloxy Awards. Key categories include:
Game of the Year:
World // Zero
Best Sleeper Hit:
The Wild West
Best Game Trailer:
The Wild West
Tower Defense Simulator
Best New Game:
Roblox Video of the Year:
ElTrollino – Going from Noob Prison to Maximum Security Prison Pro
FGTeeV – Psycho Pig Music Video
LankyBox – Ultimate Roblox Piggy Song
LOGinHDi – “Dream” Roblox Music Video
Best Video Content Creator: