Motley Crue’s upcoming Crue Fest tour will host a Rock Band championship on every date.
Every gig will feature a "Rock Band Second Stage Experience" that will let fans try out the popular game as a bassist, guitarist, drummer or vocalist. The top scoring players will win a chance to play Rock Band onstage as opening acts for the headliners, a meet-and-greet with artists on the tour, backstage passes to the Rock Band VIP area, and a chance to play Rock Band backstage against Crüe Fest artists. All contestants must be 13 years or older.
You’ll recall that The Crue launched a partnership earlier this year with Rock Band when they premiered their single, "Saints of Los Angeles," as a download for the game. Good move too, as it sold five times more copies through Rock Band as it did on iTunes after a month.
"My son was playing one of the songs, and it was like, it was a song I wrote, and I went in and he was playing it, and he was like, you know, kicking ass on it," bassist Nikki Sixx said. "And I said, 'Gimme that!' And I tried and I pretty much, like, sucked. And he's like, 'Dad, dude, you really suck at this, don't you?'"
The new Crue album, Saints of Los Angeles, hit stores on Tuesday, while the tour kicks off on July 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rock Band is available on the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii.
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