PLAIN WHITE T’S AND THE CAB TO ALSO APPEAR
The musical video game phenomenon “Rock Band” brings co-headliners Panic at the Disco and Dashboard Confessional to the historic Wachovia Spectrum on Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. An exclusive contest will allow fans to compete in the video game “Rock Band” for a chance to perform on the event’s main stage. The winners will take home bragging rights as one of the final “artists” to perform live on stage during the last year of the Spectrum. Plain White T’s and The Cab will also appear.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 8 at 10 a.m. exclusively via ComcastTIX.com, 1-800-298-4200, the Wachovia Complex Box Office, select ACME locations, and Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone at Voorhees, NJ.
The new tour will recruit “Rock Band” gamers to win their way on stage by rocking in head-to-head competitions for the chance to play in-between the headlining band’s sets. Bands will be selected through local radio promotions, national contests, and on-site at the Wachovia Spectrum.
Panic At The Disco, who will be featured on the Rock Band 2 game disc coming out this September, released their sophomore album, “Pretty. Odd.” on March 25, 2008. The band’s previous album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” sold over 2.2 million copies, and their single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” became a #1 hit on MTV, snagging the Best Video award in 2006.
Dashboard Confessional has had three consecutive gold records - “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most” (2001), “A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar” (2003), and “Dusk and Summer” (2006). Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” was No. 1 in ten countries and was the fourth song in history to sell over three million digital downloads. The Cab are the next up-and-coming band that will soon become a household name.
Comcast-Spectacor recently announced that this will be the last year of the Wachovia Spectrum at the conclusion of the Philadelphia Phantoms and Philadelphia Kixx seasons. The company created a website (RememberTheSpectrum.com) to showcase the history of the famed arena with artifacts, video, photographs and memorabilia. The website features an interactive element for fans to share photographs, ticket stubs, and other Spectrum-related memories.
The Spectrum opened on September 30, 1967 with the Quaker City Jazz Festival. After nearly 40 seasons of Philadelphia Flyers hockey and Philadelphia 76ers basketball, and the world's best musicians, the Spectrum gave way to the Wachovia Center in l996.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008