As musicians attempt to stay connected with fans by hosting live streams amid nationwide quarantines, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers have gone in a different direction by announcing their own Minecraft server.
The Michigan-bred sextet announced the creation of its own “Rainbow Land 2” Minecraft server on Tuesday, hoping to stay connected to fans following a recently-canceled spring tour. The bands’ colorful personality and stage presence are now available on monitors across the globe as fans are forced inside by the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.
“Our server is currently capable of hosting 50 players at once, many of whom will work together to accomplish whatever goals their brains set them to,” Joe Hertler said. “It’s called a ‘sandbox’ game. The game only asks players to play, cooperate, and to be creative. There are no pre-set goals or reward systems inherently built into the game.”
For those who aren’t aware, Minecraft is a multi-platform open-world video game featuring randomly generated block environments. Users encounter these blocks along with other resources and use them to build anything their imagination can conjure, making the possibilities endless.
In a press release announcing the server, the band noted that there are already over 90 accounts signed up and that the player base continues to grow. See the server and Discord information below, and head here to download the game and join other Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers fans on Minecraft.