Blockbuster Beatlemania: ‘Rock Band’ release party

Gaming, Music, Nintendo, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

The Beatles Rock Band goes on sale at midnight tonight, and the Blockbuster store at McClintock Drive and Southern Avenue in Tempe is playing host to a special midnight release party to cash in on this new wave of Beatlemania.beatlesrockband

Fans waiting in line for their copy ($60 for just the software, $250 for the game bundled with premium instrument controllers) will be treated to a live concert from the AZ Beats, a local Beatles tribute band, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. There will also be a pre-release demo and giveaways of game bundles, standalone guitars and standalone software, courtesy of KOOL-FM radio.

The rhythm game is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.

Also releasing the same day: the entire back catalog of The Beatles’ work, digitally remastered over four years.

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