Plus Singles from Orianthi and Picture Me Broken
Cambridge, Mass. – April 30, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that beginning next week, the entirety of No Doubt’s seminal album,Tragic Kingdom, as well as singles from Orianthi and Picture Me Broken, will be available in theRock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,100 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 65 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.
Australian singer-songwriter and guitar protégé, 24-year-old Orianthi, makes her Rock Band debut next week, after reaching worldwide fame as the guitarist for Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour and performing with Carrie Underwood on the 2009 Grammy® Awards. The first single from her 2009 debut album, Believe – “According to You,” which reached No. 6 in Australia and No. 17 in the United States – will be available for download in the Rock Band Music Store. The female-fronted melodic metal band, Picture Me Broken, which features the daughter of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, will also make their Rock Band debut next week with “Dearest (I’m So Sorry).” This band, made up of 16- and 17-year-olds, has played more than 100 shows, including at SXSW and The Warped Tour.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (May 4):
· No Doubt – “Different People” +
· No Doubt – “End It on This” +
· No Doubt – “Happy Now?” +
· No Doubt – “Hey You” +
· No Doubt – “Sixteen” +
· No Doubt – “The Climb” +
· No Doubt – “Tragic Kingdom” +
· No Doubt – “World Go ‘Round” +
· No Doubt – “You Can Do It”
· Orianthi – “According to You” +
· Picture Me Broken – “Dearest (I’m So Sorry)” *
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 May 5)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “No Doubt Tragic Kingdom: The Deep Cuts” and “No Doubt Tragic Kingdom: The Complete Album,”as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Tracks marked with “+” are also available for download in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
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Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii system. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Storeusing 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.
With these additions, there are now 1,174 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 65 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. 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.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
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