Rock Band DLC Brings Black Tide, The Shins and More

April 3, 2009

BLACK TIDE, BULLET FOR MY
VALENTINE AND THE SHINS ON STAGE IN THE ROCK BAND  MUSIC STORE; PLUS A
6-PACK FROM SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH

Harmonix and MTV Games today
announced that metal band Bullet For My Valentine and alternative rockers The
Shins will make their debut next week in the Rock Band  Music Store of
downloadable content. In addition, heavy metal band Black Tide delivers another
explosive track to Rock Band fans.

Black Tide first delivered its fast
paced metal sound on Rock Band in 2008 with the hit single "Shockwave" and now
brings metal fans an encore with "Warriors of Time" from the band’s debut album
Light from Above (2008). Metal fans have a second reason to visit the Rock Band
Music Store this week with the Welsh metal-core band Bullet For My Valentine
bringing their first track to Rock Band with "Waking the Demon" featured on
Scream Aim Fire (2008).

Alternative indie-pop band The Shins
premiere in the Rock Band Music Store with "New Slang" from the band’s 2001
album Oh, Inverted World .

As previously announced, next week’s
Rock Band content update will feature a 6-pack from singer/songwriter Toby
Keith. The "Toby Keith Pack 01" is a compilation of the most popular songs
spanning Keith’s entire career including his first number one hit "Should’ve
Been A Cowboy" from his 1993 self-titled album. The 6-pack also includes the
title track "How Do You Like Me Now" from Keith’s 1999 album, "Beer For My
Horses" and "Who’s Your Daddy?" featured on Unleashed (2002), "I Love This Bar"
from Shock n’Y’all (2003) and the title track "She’s a Hottie" from his platinum
album 35 Biggest Hits (2008).

Release Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
(Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 )

Thursday, April 9, 2009 (PlayStation
Store)

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

Tracks:

Music Videos:

Toby
Keith                      
"Beer
For My Horses"

Toby
Keith                      
"I
Love This Bar"

Toby
Keith                      
"Should’ve
Been A Cowboy"

Toby
Keith                     "Who’s
Your Daddy?"


Toby Keith                     "How
Do You Like Me Now?"


Bullet For My Valentine     



"Waking the Demon"


The Shins                      


"New Slang"

(All tracks are original master
recordings)

Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points
for Xbox 360) per track

$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox
360) for Toby Keith 6-pack

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for
the Xbox 360 PlayStation Network

Website Links: For more information,
please visit:

For more
information, please visit:





Rock Band Website


                                   





Toby Keith’s Website


                                   


Black Tide Official Website


                                   


Bullet For My Valentine Official Website


                                   

The Shins Official Website

Rock Band 2 is available for the
Xbox 360  video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3
and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ home videogame console
from Nintendo.

There are now more than 620 tracks
available to date via disc and download purchase. Rock Band continues to satisfy
music fans’and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million
paid downloads since its launch on November 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.