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Monday, November 05 2012 22:11

ROCK BAND gets a trio of songs from the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND...

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Rock Band will officially turn five years old on November 20th, and while I anticipate some sort of celebration, they weekly DLC just keeps coming. This week, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND brings a trio of hits to the Rock Band platform, with songs arriving for Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz, tomorrow. Harmonix hit The Rock Father with the details, all of which can be found below.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii

Dave Matthews Band first came on to the music scene in the ‘90s, with a blend of pop, rock, jazz, and world music that captivated fans. With eight studio albums, and countless awards and nominations under their belt, Dave Matthews Band now comes to Rock Band on November 6th!

The three-pack kicks off with “Mercy,” the first single off of the band’s latest album, Away from the World. A fan favorite and the second single off of 1994’s Under the Table and Dreaming, “Ants Marching” will also be included. Finally, the Grammy Award-winning “So Much to Say,” a single from 1996’s Crash, rounds out the pack. All three tracks will be available as singles or as part of “Dave Matthews Band Pack 01.”

As a bonus, Rock Band Blitz players who play any of these Dave Matthews Band tracks will earn double coins for each play!

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (November 6th, 2012):

  • Dave Matthews Band – “Mercy” O
  • Dave Matthews Band – “Ants Marching” O X
  • Dave Matthews Band – “So Much to Say” O

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system November 7th)

Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:

$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Dave Matthews Band Pack 01”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points, 200 Wii Points) per song
$0.99 USD (80 Microsoft Points, 100 Wii 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™.

Are you still rocking on Rock Band? Check out http://www.rockband.com for updates.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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