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Battle Of The Bands

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: THQ

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'Battle of the Bands' Contest During GameRiot Summer Tour

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT

Featuring 150 tracks and five distinct musical styles: rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin, Battle of the Bands combines fast-paced combat with customizable bands in the fight for musical supremacy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote controller’s highly intuitive control scheme to deliver a unique game-play experience.

Once all ten bands advance, their tracks can be reviewed and voted upon at the myspace.com/gameriot page. The winner will be announced August 15.

In addition, the winning band will have their song featured on the 2K Sports College Hoops 2K6 soundtrack – the number one rated* college basketball videogame.

Now in its third year, GameRiot has mastered the formula for delivering a diverse entertainment experience by fusing the top video game releases with popular local music talent. The Battle of the Bands competition takes this experience to an all-new level as it gives music and video game fans the chance to launch the career of an unsigned band and participate in programming the music for a AAA video game franchise.

"The intense gaming atmosphere of the GameRiot tour, coupled with the excitement of pulse-pounding live music, makes for a truly unique entertainment experience," said Matt Ringel, Executive Producer of GameRiot. "We're excited to team up with MySpace.com and 2K Sports to offer a musical and interactive experience like no other."

The GameRiot Battle of the Bands contest kicks off June 12th in Cleveland at House of Blues. For more information visit www.gameriot.com.

Cities participating in the Battle of the Bands tour include:

Sun, Jun 12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Tue, Jun 21 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Wed, Jun 22 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Thu, Jun 23 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Fri, Jun 24 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
Sat, Jun 25 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Tues, Jul 12 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Thurs, Jul 21 Scottsdale, AZ Cajun House
Sun, Jul 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Thurs, Jul 28 Portland, OR Roseland

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