Keycards will be available to hit in waves from Saturday May 14 to 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) for those registered on the ALLOWLIST and on Monday May 16 to 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) for the general public. Authorization List enrollment opens today on the KINGSHIP website at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) for 48 hours for Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), Doodles, SupDucks, World of Women and the littles NFT holders. A public registration will follow today at 12:00 PT. (Going on the whitelist does not guarantee the ability to strike.)
KINGSHIP consists of three rare Bored Apes and a rare Mutant Ape: Captain (vocals, bass), KING (vocals), Arnell (beats, producer, drums) and Hud (guitar, keyboards, vocals). The band’s newly revealed origin story and additional keycard details can be found on the band’s website, Discord, and Twitter.
“With KINGSHIP, the impossible is possible,” said Celine Joshuafounder of 10:22 p.m. and the creator of KINGSHIP. “These key cards not only provide access to the world of KINGSHIP, they are also a whole new way to showcase artists and music. They are also a way to serve our superfans with exclusive content, merchandise and experiences. the beginning of our roadmap for an expanding world that will provide this community with an incredible journey and interactive storytelling.”
The KINGSHIP team has quickly grown to include recording artists, Grammy award-winning songwriters and producers, celebrity entertainers Jack Lanza and highly respected NFT collector Jimmy McNelis, aka J1mmy.eth. Prior to releasing their debut single, KINGSHIP has already taken the community by storm with coverage in some of the biggest outlets and a Discord with more members than some of the biggest artists in the world.
The collectible keycards feature different members of KINGSHIP and contain unique attributes, some rarer than others, which will be revealed over time. In addition to membership in the virtual world, set on a remote island in the swamp where Captain, KING, Arnell and Hud were born, Key Cards also unlock exclusive access to music, content, merchandise and a protected community by tokens.
KINGSHIP is building four towers on the island, one for each party member and each with their own unique properties and powers. Each member’s keycard grants access to a specific member’s tower. By acquiring key cards for all four members, holders gain access to the floating villa above the towers, where the magic really happens.
KINGSHIP, whose Bored Ape characters include rare Golden Fur and Blue Beams Apes, was created by Joshua, who recruited members of McNelis’ party. In February, 10:22 p.m. announced manager Noët All (Bored Ape #5537) as KINGSHIP’s manager.
KINGSHIP images, animations, logos and other visuals can be found here.
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SOURCEUniversal Music Group and 10:22 p.m.