Lewis Capaldi offers unique fan experiences and private gig from NFT trading cards

Virgin Radio

1 Apr 2021, 12:48

Pop prince Lewis Capaldi is giving superfans the chance of experiencing an intimate gig with 'unique perks' with a little help from his collectable NFT trading cards, teaming up with tech firm Bondly.

Fans who claim one of the NFT trading cards - non-fungible tokens and a type of cryptocurrency - will get to attend a private gig in 2022, following in the footsteps of The Weeknd, Kings of Leon, Grimes, Charli XCX, and Calvin Harris.

Lewis said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be launching these trading cards with the incredible team over at Bondly.

“This has been something I’ve been really excited about for a while & have been working on the game behind the scenes so it’s great to be able to finally announce this to everyone!

"Can’t wait to be giving a small preview of what’s coming up to a few of ya early next year! x (sic)."

In a previous Instagram post, Lewis told fans he was pulling out of his live shows but would be back with new tunes in 2022.

His wrote: "I've been looking back at the madness of my life for the last little while and feeling really grateful to be able to call this music carry on a job for the past few years.

"I'd be lying if I said I haven't been terrified about making my next album since the moment I finished 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent'.

"I've been writing loads of tunes I'm really excited about and I can't wait for you to hear them. I really want to make sure whatever I put out next is the absolute best it can be, partly for my own sanity, cause I'm going to have to sing these songs every night for the next few years on tour, but ultimately for all of you who made the first album everything it was.

"Despite having all this extra time to write, all the COVID restrictions have made it harder to go and record stuff I've been working on or even be around all the people I loved working with on the first album.

"For that reason, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I've made the difficult decision to reschedule this year's shows and put all my effort into making the best album I can for you.

"I'm really sorry I won't be out there with you this year, but I'll be back in 2022 with new music and a sh*t load of shows in as many places as I can possibly get to across the world."