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Dave Matthews Band making their Rock Band debut

Posted by: Dan at 11/2/2012 3:00 PM
Harmonix is set to debut another artist into the Rock Band ecosystem next week when the Dave Matthews Band makes their debut with a three-track pack.  The pack will feature songs from different years including the single “Mercy” from the bands current album, “Ants Marching” and “So Much to Say” from 1994 and 1996 respectively.  All three tracks will have keyboard support, with “Ants Marching” also offering Pro upgrade for Guitar and Bass.  I am personally happy to see a blend of old, new and popular for a band that I started following right as I was entering the work force after college, as this pack will make a nice birthday present for myself and allow me to drown out the tail end of the political ads next Tuesday.
 
Pricing will be $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts for the Dave Matthews Band Pack 01, and $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song and $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts per eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass Upgrade.
 
Available on November 6th, 2012:
Dave Matthews Band – “MercyO
Dave Matthews Band – “Ants MarchingO X
Dave Matthews Band – “So Much to Say O
Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions.

As we have seen the last few weeks, a bonus feature will be that anyone playing these songs on Rock Band Blitz will earn double coins for each play.




THREE TRACKS FROM AWARD-WINNING DAVE MATTHEWS BAND BRING THE ACT TO ROCK BAND FOR THE FIRST TIME!
 
Cambridge, Mass. – November 2nd, 2012 – Harmonix today announced that three tracks from Dave Matthews Band are headed 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 1,400 artists and more than 3,500* 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.
 
Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3 experience, as well as the controller-based rhythm-action title, Rock Band Blitz, available now on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade!
 
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii

Dave Matthews Band first came on to the music scene in the ‘90s, with a blend of pop, rock, jazz, and world music that captivated fans. With eight studio albums, and countless awards and nominations under their belt, Dave Matthews Band now comes to Rock Band on November 6th!
 
The three-pack kicks off with “Mercy,” the first single off of the band’s latest album, Away from the World. A fan favorite and the second single off of 1994’s Under the Table and Dreaming, “Ants Marching” will also be included. Finally, the Grammy Award-winning “So Much to Say,” a single from 1996’s Crash, rounds out the pack. All three tracks will be available as singles or as part of “Dave Matthews Band Pack 01.”
 
As a bonus, Rock Band Blitz players who play any of these Dave Matthews Band tracks will earn double coins for each play!

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (November 6th, 2012):
  • Dave Matthews Band – “Mercy” O
  • Dave Matthews Band – “Ants Marching” O X
  • Dave Matthews Band – “So Much to Say” O
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system November 7th)

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, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Dave Matthews Band Pack 01”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points, 200 Wii Points) per song
$0.99 USD (80 Microsoft Points, 100 Wii 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™.