British instrumental electronic rock band 65daysofstatic has announced an exciting new world tour this summer to perform songs from Hello Games' highly anticipated space adventure survival game, No Man's Sky. Set to kick off in Tilburg, the Netherlands on 17 October, the band says the upcoming world tour will be the "largest tour ever for a video game soundtrack".
"No Man's Sky is a project about a borderless universe of infinite possibility," the Sheffield band's Paul Wolinski said in a statement. "It's certainly a brighter future to imagine than the one our little country just thrust upon Europe."
"We are always excited to be able to come and play shows in mainland Europe, now more than ever. Let's get some antifascist international solidarity going on & not let the demagoguery drag us down to the oblivion it has planned for us. See you on the road. Unless our passports are no good anymore."
The sci-fi inspired soundtrack for the upcoming game, named No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe, will be divided into two albums – a 10-song collection of tunes as well as six "soundscapes".
"Being involved with No Man's Sky is as unlikely as it is exciting," the band said in a statement. "Two years of our lives have disappeared into a black hole and we've been spat out into another dimension. The project has pushed us to explore new processes and techniques, to rethink our relationship with our own music and to essentially soundtrack every narrative thread of a 'choose your own adventure' novel that exists only in our minds. We're really proud of the results, and can't wait to release the album and play it live."
So far, the band has only announced the European dates for the tour, but does assure fans that there is more to come. Tickets will go on sale starting at 10am BST on 29 June.
No Man's Sky developer Hello Games recently offered fans a positive update on the massive game's challenging development process so far saying it is "bigger than you can imagine".
Following the developer's May announcement to push back the game's release date from June to August, game director Sean Murray revealed that the decision sparked "loads of death threats" and severe backlash from fans.
However, he noted that the team did receive support from many fans as well and was convinced that the delay was the right decision to make. "Every day I feel surer it was the right decision," Murray said. "Thank you so much for your support and patience. The universe will be yours very soon."
No Man's Sky is slated to release on 9 August in North America and on 10 August in Europe the UK. The soundtrack will be released one day later in each territory.