The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band is going on an interactive tour with headliners Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional and very...

The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band is going on an interactive tour with headliners Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional and very special guests Plain White T’s and The Cab. The 29 date mostly arena tour starts on October 5 in San Diego, CA and wraps on November 14 in Houston, TX. Tickets go on sale on August 8.

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.

“Rock Band Live brings together a terrific combination of artists for a night of rock ‘n roll love,” said Paul DeGooyer, MTV’s SVP of Electronic Games & Music, in a statement. “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 set list with some of our favorite artists like The Who, Bob Dylan and Journey!” added 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.”

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“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.

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

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Rock Band Live tour itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

October 5San Diego, CASan Diego Sports Arena
October 8Phoenix, Arena
October 9Las Vegas, NVHard Rock Outdoors
October 10Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
October 11San Jose, CASJ Events Center
October 12Sacramento, CAArco Arena
October 14Seattle, WAEverett Event Center
October 16Salt Lake City, UTThe E Center
October 17Denver, COBroomfield Events Center
October 18Lincoln, NEPershing Center
October 19St. Louis, MOScott Trade Center
October 21Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
October 22Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
October 23Detroit, MIEMU
October 24Toronto, ONTArrow Hall
October 28Bridgeport, CTHarbor Yard
October 29Lowell, MATsongas Arena
October 31Washington, DCPatriot Center
November 1Philadelphia, PASpectrum
November 2Newark, NJPrudential Center
November 4Atlanta, GAGwinnett Center
November 6Tampa, FLUSF Sundome
November 7Miami, FLU of Miami – Bank United
November 8Gainesville, FLU of F – O’Connell Center
November 9Orlando, FLUCF Arena
November 11Bossier City, LACentury Tel
November 12Dallas, TXNokia Theatre
November 13Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
November 14Houston, TXReliant Arena

Last Updated on July 31, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen