Starting this October, the Rock Band Live Tour will be traveling to selected cities around the country and fans of the game will have an opportunity to compete in this interactive event. It all starts in San Diego,CA, on October 5th, at the San Diego Sports Arena, and there will be some special guests such as Plain White T’s and The Cab. If you want to participate, listen to your local radio stations or just wait until the day of the event. Read the following press release for more info, especially if you live in Orlando, FL.
A partir de este mes de octubre, el Rock Band Live Tour estará viajando a ciudades seleccionadas alrededor del país y los aficionados del juego tendrán la oportunidad de competir en este evento interactivo. Todo esto comienza en San Diego, CA, el 5 de octubre en la San Diego Sports Arena, y habrán invitados especiales tales Plain White T’s y The Cab. Si quieren participar, escuchen las estaciones radiales locales o solo esperen hasta el día del evento. Lean el comunicado de prensa (en inglés) para más información, especialmente si viven en Orlando, FL.
ROCK BAND LIVE TOUR
ORLANDO CONCERT MOVES TO NOVEMBER 6
ALL TICKETS DATED NOVEMBER 9 WILL BE HONORED
REFUNDS AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE
September 30, 2008 – Rock Band Live at UCF Arena in Orlando – originally scheduled for November 9 – has moved to November 6.All tickets will be honored on November 6.For those unable to attend, refunds are available at point of purchase.Tickets are on sale now at the box office and through Ticketmaster.
The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band™ is coming to Orlando. This fall Rock Band Live (http://www.rockbandlivetour.com) will travel across the country with headline acts Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, together on stage, with very special guests Plain White T’s, The Cab, and possibly YOU!
The concert tour will let Rock Band bands rock their way onto the main stage with a truly interactive experience that allows fans to compete in head-to-head competitions for the chance to play on the main stage in-between the tour acts’ sets. Bands will be selected through local radio promotions, national contests and on-site at each show.
“Rock Band Live brings together a terrific combination of artists for a night of rock ‘n roll love,” said Paul DeGooyer, MTV’s Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. “The bands are fantastic, the timing dovetails perfectly with the release of Rock Band 2, and the events will be tons of interactive fun for families.”
“We’re huge fans of Rock Band and feel honored to join the Rock Band 2 game disc setlist with some of our favorite artists like The Who, Bob Dylan and Journey!” said Panic At The Disco’s Brendon Urie. “And what better way to celebrate our involvement with the game than joining the first Rock Band tour. We’re definitely excited to be a part of things”
“I’m practicing my Rock Band drumming,” deadpanned Dashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba, “With any luck I’ll win a spot on stage to show what I can REALLY do.”
Panic At The Disco will be featured on the Rock Band 2 game disc coming out this September. In addition, all Rock Band Live tour acts will be featured in a forthcoming downloadable content pack for the game.
Rock Band Live is an MTV event and sponsored by Hot Topic and Pepsi Stuff. Each will offer exclusive consumer promotions later this fall. For more information on the tour and ticket sales, please visit www.rockbandlivetour.com.
Rock Band Live is being produced by MTV and AEG Live.
About the Artists
Panic At The Disco released their sophomore album, Pretty. Odd. on March 25, 2008 through Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen. While the album is equally as catchy and infectious as their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, the new album was created as an expansive pop album that channels the ghosts of Brian Wilson, The Beatles and The Zombies. The band’s previous album sold over 2.2 million copies, and their single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” became a #1 hit on MTV, snagging the Best Video award in 2006.
Dashboard Confessional, led by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, has had three consecutive gold records – The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001), A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar (2003), and Dusk and Summer (2006). The band toured with U2 and wrapped up their last headline run in 2006 with a sold out Madison Square Garden show. They are putting the finishing touches on a new album, which was produced by Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger.
Joining Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional are very special guests Plain White T’s and The Cab. Plain White T’s are about to release Big Bad World the highly anticipated follow-up to the band’s platinum-plus-selling breakthrough release Every Second Counts. On the strength of mega-hit single “Hey There Delilah,” which rocketed to No. 1 in 10 countries and was the fourth song in history to sell over 3 million digital downloads, Every Second Counts sold over a million and a half copies worldwide and earned the Chicago quintet not one, but two Grammy nominations.The Cab are the next up-and-coming band that will soon become a household name. They released their debut album, Whisper War, on April 29th through Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen.
About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
About MTV Games
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com.
About AEG Live:
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG Live, the nation’s second largest concert promotion and touring company is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, fourteen regional offices and numerous state of the art venues nationwide.