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Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: EA
Developer: Harmonix

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'Rock Band' Live Tour With Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT

Rock Band delivers four music games in one – challenging rockers to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals or play collectively as a whole band, spanning all genres of rock and includes many master recordings from legendary artists.

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 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.

The Rock Band Live tour will visit the following locations:

Date City Venue Sunday, October 05, 2008 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena Wednesday, October 08, 2008 Phoenix, AZ Arena Thursday, October 09, 2008 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Outdoors Friday, October 10, 2008 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Saturday, October 11, 2008 San Jose, CA SJ Events Center Sunday, October 12, 2008 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Seattle, WA Everett Event Center Thursday, October 16, 2008 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center Friday, October 17, 2008 Denver, CO Broomfield Events Center Saturday, October 18, 2008 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center Sunday, October 19, 2008 St. Louis, MO Scott Trade Center Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Minneapolis, MN Target Center Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Thursday, October 23, 2008 Detroit, MI EMU Friday, October 24, 2008 Toronto, Canada Arrow Hall Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Bridgeport, CT Harbor Yard Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena Friday, October 31, 2008 Washington, DC Patriot Center Saturday, November 01, 2008 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum Sunday, November 02, 2008 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center Thursday, November 06, 2008 Tampa, FL USF Sundome Friday, November 07, 2008 Miami, FL U of Miami - Bank United Saturday, November 08, 2008 Gainesville, FL U of F - O Connell Center Sunday, November 09, 2008 Orlando, FL UCF Arena Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre Thursday, November 13, 2008 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Friday, November 14, 2008 Houston, TX Reliant Arena

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