LONDON, October 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Imagine Dragons "Demons" will appear in upcoming Guitar Hero Live game
- Band discuss playing Guitar Hero Live instead of rehearsing for the European Tour
The new Guitar Hero Live will let players live out a rock star fantasy, playing to real crowds that react to your performance. Ahead of the European launch of Guitar Hero Live on October 23rd, Activision Publishing Inc. has announced an integrated tour partnership with Imagine Dragons, taking Guitar Hero Live on the road during the band's European "Smoke + Mirrors" tour.
Live performance has always been essential to Imagine Dragons, who formed in 2009 and quickly earned a grassroots following by touring extensively. After releasing their 2012 full-length debut Night Visions (featuring the Grammy Award-winning single "Radioactive"), Imagine Dragons spent nearly two years bringing their passionately inventive brand of alt-rock to arenas around the world. The frenetic energy of life on tour influenced the writing on their sophomore album release, Smoke + Mirrors.
Fans of the band will be able to pick up the new six-button Guitar Hero controller and experience the thrill of performing live, playing Imagine Dragon's award winning track "Demons" in the game.
Dan Reynolds, lead singer commented: "We really didn't feel like doing actual rehearsals for our upcoming European tour, so it was fortunate timing that we could practice via Guitar Hero Live instead. Our European fans will definitely suffer as a result, but it was a lot less work."
Wayne Sermon, guitarist, added: "In all seriousness, we're all gamers, so we're excited to let our fans experience our music in a new way through the game, and especially to realize just how difficult it is for me to play my own guitar parts when you have a crowd watching you."
Guitar Hero Live will be available October 23, 2015 on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ console and select mobile devices.
Fans can pre-order their copy of Guitar Hero Live at select retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com, http://www.facebook.com/GuitarHero, http://www.youtube.com/guitarhero or follow @guitarhero on Twitter and Instagram.
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SOURCE Activision Publishing Inc.