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.”

“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 5 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
October 8 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
October 9 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Outdoors
October 10 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 11 San Jose, CA SJ Events Center
October 12 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
October 14 Seattle, WA Everett Event Center
October 16 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center
October 17 Denver, CO Broomfield Events Center
October 18 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center
October 19 St. Louis, MO Scott Trade Center
October 21 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
October 22 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
October 23 Detroit, MI EMU
October 24 Toronto, ONT Arrow Hall
October 28 Bridgeport, CT Harbor Yard
October 29 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
October 31 Washington, DC Patriot Center
November 1 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum
November 2 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 4 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
November 6 Tampa, FL USF Sundome
November 7 Miami, FL U of Miami – Bank United
November 8 Gainesville, FL U of F – O’Connell Center
November 9 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
November 11 Bossier City, LA Century Tel
November 12 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
November 13 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
November 14 Houston, TX Reliant Arena