The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band™ is coming to a city near you. This fall Rock Band Live
) 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.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 8th at 10:00AM local time. The tour will kick off on October 5th in San Diego, CA and continue through November 14th ending in Houston, TX.
"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
!" 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.
About the Tour
The Rock Band Live
tour will visit the following locations: October
5 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
8 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
9 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Outdoors
10 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
11 San Jose, CA SJ Events Center
12 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
14 Seattle, WA Everett Event Center
16 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center
17 Denver, CO Broomfield Events Center
18 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center
19 St. Louis, MO Scott Trade Center
20 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
21 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
22 Detroit, MI EMU
24 Toronto, Canada Arrow Hall
28 Bridgeport, CT Harbor Yard
29 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
31 Washington, DC Patriot Center November
1 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum
2 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
4 Atlanta. GA Gwinnett Center
6 Tampa, FL USF Sundome
7 Miami, FL U of Miami - Bank United
8 Gainesville, FL U of F - O Connell Center
9 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
11 Bossier City, LA Century Tel
12 Dallas, TX Nokia theater
13 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
14 Houston, TX Reliant Arena 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.