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Tracks From Rush, Along With Music From Black Veil Brides And Volbeat, Coming To Rock Band!

Cambridge, Mass. – December 9th, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that on December 13th a three-pack of songs from progressive rock masters Rush, along with single tracks from Black Veil Brides and Volbeat will come to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 900 artists and more than 3,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.

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Three tracks from Canadian rockers Rush are set to hit the Rock Band Music Store on December 13th!

“Fly By Night,” from 1975’s album of the same name kicks off the pack, followed by a live cut of Rush’s “The Spirit of the Radio,” one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.” The pack is rounded out by “Caravan,” which was released as a single earlier this year. These three tracks are just the tip of the iceberg for Rush fans; we’ll have even more exciting Rush/Rock Band news before the year’s out, so stay tuned!

“A Warrior’s Call” by Danish rockers Volbeat  and Black Veil Brides’ “Rebel Love Song” will also be available. These tracks will cost $0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, and €0.79 EU. Black Veil Brides will release its latest EP, Rebels, exclusively on iTunes on December 13th. The band also has the honor of being December’s Rock Band Network Artist of the Month, with three additional tracks – “Children Surrender,” “Perfect Weapon,” and “Heaven’s Calling” – available for download. More info can be found here.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (December 13th, 2011):

  • Rush – “Fly by Night” X
  • Rush – “Caravan” O
  • Rush – “The Spirit of Radio (Live)” X O
  • Black Veil Brides – “Rebel Love Song”
  • Volbeat – “A Warrior’s Call”

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system December 14th)

The Rush tracks will be available as “Rush Pack 01,” with all songs available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™. Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:       

$5.49 USD, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Rush Pack 01” pack.

$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song for the Rush tracks “Fly by Night,” “Caravan,” and “The Spirit of Radio (Live)”

$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song for the Rush tracks “Fly by Night,” “Caravan,” and “The Spirit of Radio (Live)”

$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for Black Veil Brides’ “Rebel Love Song” and Volbeat’s “A Warrior’s Call”

$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii™ Shop Channel has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.

Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™ versions support downloadable content. 

Downloadable content for Wii™ is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage.  The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play. 

The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.  The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/songs.

Rock Band 3 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band 3 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com  and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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