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Rock Band DLC next week will debut some well-known artists and bring back and old friend

Posted by: Dan at 6/10/2011 9:37 AM
Harmonix has packaged together a cool collection of singles from four different bands for next week’s Rock Band DLC. With the exception of the two Avenged Sevenfold songs, the others will be making their Rock Band debut and the specific songs coming out next week all received heavy airplay during their time on the charts. The most unique (and probably recognizable) will be “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba, followed by the 80’s classic hit “Take on Me” by A-Ha and the 1990’s Live tracks “I Alone” and “Lightning Crashes.” Overall, this is a nice mix of tunes and provides a some songs for those that love either pop, rock or both. Pricing will be $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts for Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade and $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song.

Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.



Singles From Avenged Sevenfold, A-Ha, Live & Chumbawamba Make Their Way To Rock Band Next Week


Cambridge, Mass. – June 10, 2011– Harmonix today announced that singles from A-Ha, Avenged Sevenfold, Live and Chumbawamba will be available beginning June 10 in theRock Band 3Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Rock Bandprovides 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 2,800* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’sgigantic 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 Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock BandDLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
A host of great singles are headed to Rock Band fans next week! Two singles from fan favorites Avenged Sevenfold – “Unholy Confessions” and “Welcome to the Family” arrive, complementing the 8 existing A7X songs currently available for the Rock Band platform. The band is currently on a worldwide tour in support of their 2010 release, Nightmare, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Tour dates and more are available on www.avengedsevenfold.com.

Also on the way are 80s classic “Take On Me” by A-Ha and the ever anthemic “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba, both marking the first appearance for each band. 90s alt rockers Live round out the week with their hits “I Alone” and “Lightning Crashes”, yet another Rock Band debut.

As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (June 14):

A-Ha – “Take On Me”X
Avenged Sevenfold – “Unholy Confessions” X
Avenged Sevenfold – “Welcome to the Family”
Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
Live – “I Alone”X
Live – “Lightning Crashes”
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system June 15)

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$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™.