Hockey truck coming to you soon
2K Games wants you to think of hockey this summer, as the company is sending an NHL 2K11 recreational vehicle on the road around United States and Canada for fans to get a sneak peek at the game.
The tour started at E3 a few weeks ago in LA and will slowly make its way to Chicago and New York, among other notable destinations.
More details can be found on 2K’s website. The full schedule can be found below.
Guild Wars Music in PLAY
ArenaNet sends word that music from Guild Wars has been chosen to be performed as part of “PLAY! A Video Game Symphony”, a worldwide symphonic tour featuring music from a number of games, which kicks off on January 19, 2008.
The company notes that it is a great honor for them and the game’s composers. The music of Guild Wars is also featured on CD in special edition packages of the game.
Rock Band Going on Tour
Want to rock? Harmonix, MTV and EA have heard you! The trio has announced that Rock Band will be hitting the road on a coast-to-coast tour to give consumers the chance to try out the upcoming music game. Additionally, they are also asking budding musicians to participate in a “Rock Off” audition for an opportunity to appear on MTV’s TRL. Two selected bands will participate in a live “Battle of the Bands” with the top group being asked to open for one of rock’s biggest bands at the Rock Band launch concert this Holiday season.
The tour will kick off this Sunday at Las Vegas during the “2007 MTV Video Music Awards” weekend. Rock Band outfitted tour rigs will spread across the country on a 24 city tour to give music fans the chance to play on a full concert style stage with all of the lights and sound systems they’re used to seeing in regular concerts.
As for the “Rock Off” auditions, participants will be asked to perform on the tour bus main-stage where they will be captured on video and viewed by MTV casting directors. Two bands will be chosen and flown to New York City to spend a day with a real rock band and receive rock star training. The auditions will culminate with the bands rocking on-air on MTV’s TRL, with one opening for the main band at the Rock Band launch concert.
Full details and dates of the tour just after the jump.
All Pro Football Tour to Include DJ Z-Trip
To showcase 2K Sports’ All Pro Football 2K8, the company has announced a coast-to-coast tour that will feature DJ Z-Trip, one of the most celebrated DJs and producers who has also worked on the game’s soundtrack. Joining him for roughly two dozen dates are Aceyalone and Gift of Gab, both of which appear on the game, the CD of remixes, mash-ups and original material that DJ Z-Trip produced for the game.
In addition to the above artistes, Rakim and M-1 are also expected to make guest appearances along the tour route. Tour stops will also include kiosks with the game and a multimedia component to DJ Z-Trip’s performance that integrates some of the game’s most intense plays.
Below are the tour dates:
- Jul 23 Harlow’s Nightclub Sacramento, California
- Jul 24 The Independent San Francisco, California
- Jul 25 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
- Jul 26 Last Supper Club Seattle, Washington
- Jul 28 Suedes Park City, Utah
- Jul 29 Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado
- Jul 31 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
- Aug 01 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Aug 02 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Aug 03 Theatre of Living Arts (Filmore) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Aug 04 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
- Aug 05 Highline Ballroom New York, New York
- Aug 06 Konkrete Jungle Richmond, Virginia
- Aug 08 Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont
- Aug 09 Agora Cleveland, Ohio
- Aug 12 Shambhala Festival Salmo, British Columbia
- Aug 15 House of Blues Los Angeles, California
- Aug 16 Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
- Aug 18 Elysium Austin, Texas
- Aug 19 Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
- Aug 21 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Aug 22 Brickhouse Phoenix, Arizona
- Aug 23 The Grove Anaheim, California
- Aug 25 Southern Comfort Festival San Diego, California
All-Pro Football 2K8 is now available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Dan the Automator Automating 2K Sports Tour
To promote the release of NBA 2K7, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Casual (Hieroglyphics) and A.G. (D.I.T.C.) will tour and perform with Dan the Automator across the States as part of the 2nd Annual 2K Sports Bounce Tour. This event will see the above artists performing in 13 West Coast cities, with additional shows pending.
Dan the Automator has produced the soundtrack to NBA 2K7, which “involved sculpting the beats to mirror the tempo of a basketball game and enlisting rappers from across the nation for a diverse sound.”
The 2nd Annual 2K Bounce Tour is a series of live events that bridge hip-hop, sports and videogame culture by featuring renowned musicians, sports, gaming kiosks and more. Below are the dates:
Nov 29 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company
Nov 30 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Dec 1 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Dec 2 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
Dec 4 – Portland, OR – Berbatti’s Pan
Dec 5 – Bellingham, WA – The Nightlight
Dec 6 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Dec 8 – Park City, UT – Suede
Dec 9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Dec 10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre & Cafe
Dec 12 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – Canes Bar & Grill
Dec 15 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
In addition to the above, 2K Sports has also announced the release of the Official 2K7 Mixtape, mixed by world famous DJ Clinton Sparks. The mixtape is a free download of non-stop 40 minutes of hip-hop, including tracks by Fabolous, Ghostface, Lupe Fiasco, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Dilated Peoples and more.
NBA 2K7 is now available for PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox.