Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional to Co-Headline Rockband Live Tour

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The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band™ is coming to a city near you. This fall Rock Band Live (http://www.rockbandlivetour.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.rockbandlivetour.com.

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

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