Elton John will auction the “Rocket Man” NFT Benefitting Foundation AIDS

Elton John entered the web3 world working with Jadu and Sweet to auction off a Rocket Man NFT hoverboard that will let Metaverse avatars fly in style, with all sales benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

In addition to the NFT hoverboard, John will also release a series of access badges that will unlock a range of fan experiences as part of the Rocket NFT Club.

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Commenting on the collaboration, John commented: “While I’m not a conversion expert (!) I wanted to make sure my first NFT was something real for me and that I was working with LGBTQ + artist Voxel Bunny and Jadu on something so unique that benefits Elton The John AIDS Foundation for Pride month was the perfect opportunity. “

He continued, “Web3 has the potential to bring together people from all over the world like never before and I’m excited about the opportunity to connect with my fans in a vibrant and growing community.”

Produced by Jadu, the Rocket Man hoverboard is one of the rarest items in the company’s collection, which also includes boards created in collaboration with Grimes and Snoop Dogg. Created by Voxel Bunny, the Rocket Man hoverboard design is reminiscent of a keyboard pinball machine, paying homage to Elton John’s 1975 music video “Pinball Wizard” and includes John’s iconic glasses, piano keys and musical notes from the song “Rocket Man”.

“As a fellow LGTBQ + artist, it is difficult to put into words the pride I feel in paying tribute to Elton John and his legacy that continues to have a significant impact on the lives of so many,” Bunny added. “And knowing that my creation will play a role in ending the AIDS epidemic for the most vulnerable individuals and communities means the world to me.”

Jadu founder and CEO Asad J. Malik said: “It was a real pleasure to design our rarest Hoverboard inspired by the iconic work of Elton John and it honors us to play a small role in fulfilling the mission of Elton John AIDS Foundation to end the AIDS epidemic “.

John is currently preparing to complete the final North American rendezvous of the huge “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”, which concludes with a three-night engagement at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 17, 19 and 20.

“Elton John has been at the forefront of innovation in music, fashion and technology for over half a millennium. “During the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the release of these Elton John access coupons combines the innovative web3 world with Elton’s tendency to provide high-value opportunities, accessible to his entire audience,” Tom said. Mizzone, CEO of Sweet.

The Jadu hoverboard auction starts at 10 a.m. ET on Monday and will close on June 22 at 6 p.m. ET. You can bid on the item at nft.eltonjohn.com. Auction sales will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which is committed to overcoming the stigma and neglecting to prevent the end of the AIDS virus.

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