July 20, 2022
By Murtuza Merchant
Legendary New York rock musicians, Goo Goo Dolls, have launched their first NFT collection as a part of the celebrations of their forthcoming summer tour.
There are 2,200 NFTs featuring 44 different designs. Each of said designs takes inspiration from their soon-to-come album: ‘Chaos in Bloom’.
Goo Goo Dolls NFT
The Goo Goo Dolls band is releasing “limited edition, eco-friendly NFTs” for every city they’re visiting in their summer tour, per their announcement Twitter post.
They added that the digital collectibles will only be available at shows on tour, so those attending should keep an eye out for QR codes to scan at the venues.
Due to drawing information from their album ‘Chaos in Bloom’. they will substitute the word ‘bloom’ for the various cities on the tour.
Each NFT will be animated artwork morphing to reveal further information regarding each show.
Despite what the band said about the NFTs only being available at shows, the various NFTs can be seen, and are available to purchase, on the Fanaply platform currently for $25.
The eco-friendly nature comes from the blockchain on which they’re being hosted: Polygon.
The blockchain has been praised for its eco-friendliness for a long time.
Unfortunately, some of the Goo Goo Dolls’ fans took to Twitter with some confusion.
One Twitter user, @susanmfhorn, questioned: “What does NFT stand for?”. Whilst another, @EmeraldLatias, angrily stated: “There is no such thing as eco-friendly NFTs. Whoever sold you that is lying through their teeth.” Fanaply responded to the Tweet with what they do to protect the environment.
About the band
The Goo Goo Dolls are an American band who were formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York.
The band, who find themselves in the rock/pop genre of music, are most known for their song called ‘Iris’.
Currently, there are two members: John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, whilst George Tutuska and Mike Malinin were former members.
The band has had 19 top ten singles on various charts. They have sold 15 million records worldwide and have been nominated for four Grammy awards.
About the author
Murtuza Merchant is a senior journalist and an avid follower of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.