No Man’s Sky Composer 65daysofstatic Announces Tour; “Largest Tour Ever for a Video Game Soundtrack”

on June 27, 2016 10:27 AM

With the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated No Man’s Sky now slated for August, one of the ways that the game will immerse players in its infinite universe is through its haunting, ethereal score, with the game’s composter 65daysofstatic bringing the music to the masses in a newly-announced tour.

In a press release, UK instrumental band 65daysofstatic (and composer for the music of No Man’s Sky) announced that the group will be mounting a tour with performances from the game’s soundtrack album, No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe (along with other tracks from throughout the band’s career).

Details for the tour mentioned it as “the largest tour ever for a video game soundtrack,” with performances to begin in Europe this fall and expand to “the rest of the world” after dates and venues have been confirmed.

The members of 65daysofstatic explained in a statement on the upcoming tour for their music in No Man’s Sky:

“Being involved with No Man’s Sky is as unlikely as it is exciting. 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.”

Tickets for the European tour dates will go on sale starting June 29th, 2016 for the first leg of the tour, while the group also released a new sample track from the game’s soundtrack, called “Red Parallax,” which you can listen to below via Soundcloud.

No Man’s Sky will release for PS4 and PC on August 9th, 2016 – the full list of European tour dates for 65daysofstatic and their music in the game can be viewed below, with other tour dates in the rest of the world to be announced at a later time:

European tour dates: 
17-Oct   O13, TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
18-Oct   Les 4 Ecluses, DUNKERQUE, FRANCE
19-Oct   Badaboum, PARIS, FRANCE
20-Oct   La Rodia, BESANCON, FRANCE
21-Oct   Usine (PTR), GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
22-Oct   Bergmal Festival, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
24-Oct   Razzmatazz 2, BARCELONA, SPAIN
25-Oct   But, MADRID, SPAIN
26-Oct   Hard Club, PORTO, PORTUGAL
29-Oct   Las Armas, ZARAGOZA, SPAIN
01-Nov   MJC Picaud, CANNES, FRANCE
02-Nov   Locomotiv, BOLOGNA, ITALY
03-Nov   Monk, ROME, ITALY
04-Nov   Magnolia, MILAN, ITALY
05-Nov   Mame, PADOVA, ITALY
06-Nov   Kranhalle, MUNCHEN, GERMANY
07-Nov   WUK, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
08-Nov   Meet Factory, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
09-Nov   C-Theatre, BERLIN, GERMANY
10-Nov   Uebel & Gefährlich, HAMBURG, GERMANY
11-Nov   Q Factory, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
13-Nov   Botanique, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
14-Nov   Islington Assembly Hall, LONDON, UK
15-Nov   Marble Factory, BRISTOL, UK
16-Nov   Plug, SHEFFIELD, UK
17-Nov   Sage 2, NEWCASTLE, UK
18-Nov   Art School, GLASGOW, UK

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.