**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT** SIX MORE TRACKS FROM TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS PLUS PHOENIX MAKE THEIR ROCK BAND DEBUT
Guildford, UK. – 15th Jan 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that rock legends Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will add six more live tracks and that Phoenix will make their Rock Band debut next week in 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™.
These artists are among the more than 390 artists available through the Rock Band platform. With more than 1,000 songs available, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii
Rock Band is delivering more Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, with a six pack of live tracks that coincide with the group’s latest album release, The Live Anthology. All six songs featured in “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 02” are featured on The Live Anthology, a box set featuring 48 live recorded tracks on four discs that was released Nov. 24. The album spans 30 years of concerts from the legendary U.S. rockers, who have been performing together since 1976. This second pack from The Live Anthology includes “A Woman in Love,” “Breakdown,” “Century City,” “Jammin’ Me,” “Nightwatchman” and “The Waiting.”
French alternative rockers Phoenix will make their Rock Band debut next week with “1901” and “Lisztomania,” both from the band’s 2009 album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which is nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Album. And Philadelphia-based rockers Silvertide offer up “Blue Jeans,” from their 2005 album, Show and Tell.
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Jan. 19) and PlayStation 3 system (Jan. 21):
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “A Woman in Love (Live)”
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Breakdown (Live)”
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Century City (Live)”
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Jammin’ Me (Live)”
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Nightwatchman (Live)”
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “The Waiting (Live)”
• Phoenix – “1901”
• Phoenix – “Lisztomania”
• Silvertide – “Blue Jeans”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 02” and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii.
Price: £.99 UK (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
£4.99 UK (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 02”
(200 Wii Points™) per track
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Website
Phoenix Official Website
Silvertide Official Website
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 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.
With these additions, there are now 1,055 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 60 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.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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