Coheed, Ben Harper and more coming to Rock Band

Well, Coheed is already in Rock Band, but you could use some more, couldn’t you? In celebration of the Bonnaroo Festival taking place June 11th-14th, Harmonix and MTV Games are bringing new tracks to Rock Band for your downloading pleasure. As of June 2nd, you can grab Ben Harper and Relentless7’s “Shimmer and Shine”, Coheed and Cambria’s “A Favor House Atlantic” and “The Running Free”, Phish’s “Wilson (live)”, Shooter Jennings’ “Steady at the Wheel” and TV on the Radio’s “Wolf Like Me”.

It’s be $1.99 per track or $9.99 for the “Bonnaroo pack”. If you have PSN, you’ll have to wait until June 4th to get your hands on these. I’m all over those new Coheed songs … you going to grab any of this?

**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
ROCK BAND PRESENTS SIX BONNAROO ARTISTS TRACKS 
Cambridge, Mass. – May 29, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that six tracks from artists performing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be added to the Rock Band® Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Bonnaroo is a four-day annual festival in Tennessee. Named the “Best Festival” by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2008, Bonnaroo is well known for its extensive and diverse musical line-up. Now, music lovers and gamers can experience part of that line-up with Rock Band. Master recordings from Ben Harper and Relentless7, Phish, Coheed and Cambria, Shooter Jennings and TV on the Radio will be made available June 2, in the Rock Band Music Store.

Tracks:

Ben Harper and Relentless7                     “Shimmer & Shine”
          Coheed and Cambria                              “A Favor House Atlantic”
          Coheed and Cambria                              “The Running Free”
          Phish                                                   “Wilson (live)”
          Shooter Jennings                                   “Steady at the Wheel”
          TV on the Radio                                    “Wolf Like Me”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as part of the “Bonnaroo Pack” or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.
  Release Date:        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
                                      (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)     

                                     Thursday, June 4, 2009   
                             (PlayStation®Store) 

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change ** 

Price:                    $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Bonnaroo Pack”                                                                    
Locations:                 Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360
                             PlayStation®Network

Music Videos:
Click on the track below to view the song’s corresponding music video. Videos can be embedded on your site.

                                    Ben Harper and Relentless7        “Shimmer & Shine”
                                    Coheed and Cambria                     “A Favor House Atlantic”
                                    TV on the Radio                               “Wolf Like Me”
                                
Website Links:
For more information, please visit:

Rock Band Website

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Website

Ben Harper and Relentless7 Official Website

Coheed and Cambria Official Website

Phish Official Website

Shooter Jennings Official Website

TV on the Radio Official Website

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2® system and Wii.

There are now more than 690 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 40 million paid downloads since its launch on 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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“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Colette Bennett