Rock Band 2 Wii owners have something to look forward to today: Harmonix and MTV games announced that they will release 25 tracks for the Wii version of the game downloadable in the Rock Band Music Store. A selection of these tracks will be from artists performing at Bonnaroo. So if you have a thing for music and arts festivals in Tennessee, this could be just the ticket.
For those of you who don’t know, Bonnaroo is a four-day music festival that takes place at a large, and often muddy, farm. You can catch some of your favorite performers (or even ones you’ve never heard of) at such stages as Which Stage and What Stage while you navigate through throngs of hippies. If this experience doesn’t sound like it’s for you, you can simply download some tracks for the low-low price of 100-200 Wii points and enjoy them quietly.
But then again, if you want to have the Bonnaroo experience from the comfort of your home, you could use your Wii to do just that. You only need to download the songs, skip a few showers, wait in line at the fridge for a plastic bottle of your favorite beer, and then fight your way through a crowd back to your couch only to get there and realize you have to pee. And then you can play the game and enjoy.
Oh and if you PS3 and Xbox 360 Rock Band 2 owners are wondering why Wii owners are getting songs you aren’t, don’t worry. These tracks have long been released for both systems. Check out a full list of the tracks below (the ones with stars are 100 Wii points each).
Avenged Sevenfold “Critical Acclaim”
Ben Harper and Relentless7 “Shimmer & Shine”
Brad Paisley “Mud on the Tires”
Brooks & Dunn “Hillbillie Deluxe”
Coheed and Cambria “A Favor House Atlantic”
Coheed and Cambria “The Running Free”
Crooked X “Rock & Roll Dream” *
Dierks Bentley “Free & Easy (Down the Road I Go)”
Dixie Chicks “Sin Wagon”
The Material “Moving to Seattle” *
Maximo Park “Girls Who Play Guitars”
Miranda Lambert “Gunpowder & Lead”
Motley Crue “Down at the Whisky”
The Myriad “A Clean Shot” *
Phish “Wilson (live)”
Rush “Closer to the Heart”
Shinedown “Junkies for Fame”
Shooter Jennings “Steady at the Wheel”
Soundgarden “Jesus Christ Pose”
Soundgarden “Pretty Noose”
TV on the Radio “Wolf Like Me”
Them Terribles “Bullets & Guns” *
Trapt “Who’s Going Home With You Tonight?”