'Panic' followed by a 'Confessional' headlining Rock Band Live Tour

by: Randy -
Collegiate dorm room soundtrack staples, Panic (no more exclamation point) At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, will be headlining the first-ever Rock Band Live Tour this fall.  They'll be hitting arenas from California to Connecticut, starting on October 5th in San Diego, CA, and continuing through November 14th ending in Houston, TX.  I'm tepid about Panic appearing in the Rock Band 2 setlist ever since they put out that utterly misguided Pretty. Odd. album, and I stopped listening to Dashboard when I realized there were more than three chords you could play on a guitar.  But to each their own.  The Plain White T's (uh?) and The Cab (who?) will be joining the tour as well.  We've got the tour dates, cities, and arenas listed in full.
Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional to Co-Headline the First Ever ROCK BAND LIVE TOUR This Fall

Also Rockin’ the Tour will be Plain White T’s and The Cab

Tickets Go On-Sale on Friday, August 8th

 

New York, NY – July 30, 2008 – The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band™ is coming to a city near you. This fall Rock Band Live (http://www.rockbandtourlive.com) 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.

 

About the Tour

 

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

Jobing.com 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

 

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.rockbandtourlive.com.

 

Rock Band Live is being produced by MTV and AEG Live.

 

About the Artists

 

Panic At The Disco released their sophomore album, Pretty. Odd. on March 25, 2008 through Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen. While the album is equally as catchy and infectious as their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, the new album was created as an expansive pop album that channels the ghosts of Brian Wilson, The Beatles and The Zombies. The band’s previous album sold over 2.2 million copies, and their single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” became a #1 hit on MTV, snagging the Best Video award in 2006.  

 

Dashboard Confessional, led by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, has had three consecutive gold records - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001), A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar (2003), and Dusk and Summer (2006). The band have toured with U2 and wrapped up their last headline run in 2006 with a sold out Madison Square Garden show. They are putting the finishing touches on a new album, which was produced by Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger.

 

Joining Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional are very special guests Plain White T’s and The Cab. Plain White T’s released their latest album All That We Needed in 2005, and had huge success with the runaway hit single “Hey There Delilah.”  The band will be releasing a new album on September 23rd on Hollywood Records titled “Big Bad World”.  The Cab are the next up-and-coming band that will soon become a household name. They released their debut album, Whisper War, on April 29th through Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen.

 

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