On tour

Now we've all forgotten about Guitar Hero, Ubisoft wants to remind Europeans about the concept of a guitar game with a Rocksmith tour across the continent later this year.

The Rocksmith tour bus will take in music festivals across the UK, German, France and Sweden, among others, in its pursuit of music game dominance.

Rocksmith deviates from Guitar Hero by promising to teach you guitar. It's been out in North America for a fair while and has garnered decent reviews. If you're off to one of these musical hotspots across Europe, give the axe a try.


London, UK – May 24, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft announced that a ‘Rocksmith Tour’ will take place this Summer in Europe. After the United-States leg, the new rock phenomenon continues its road trip on the other side of the Atlantic. The double-decker Rocksmith Tour bus will be touring European Rock festivals allowing attendees to play the game, participate in multiplayer competitions to win real guitars plus other cool activities. Rocksmith, an innovative, efficient and fun way to learn how to play the guitar, will be released in the UK on October 12th for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and later on Windows PC.

The tour will give the opportunity to fans to dive into the Rocksmith universe by testing the game exclusively before its European release. Plus, music enthusiasts can get the chance to win a pass by joining the Rocksmith Facebook page to take part of the contest. (www.rocksmith.com/facebook)

The Rocksmith Tour bus will visit the following festivals:
Germany – Rock am Ring (01-03/06/2012 – Nürburg)
France – Hellfest (14-16/06/2012 – Clisson)
United Kingdom – Isle of Wight (22-24/06/2012 – Isle of Wight)
France – Les Eurockéennes (29/06/2012 - 01/07/2012 – Belfort)
Italy – Heineken Jammin Festival (05-07/07/2012 – Milan)
France – Musillac (13-15/07/2012 – Aix-les-Bains)
Germany – Wacken Open Air (02 – 04/08/12 – Wacken)
Germany – Gamescom Festival (17-19/08/2012 - Cologne)
United Kingdom – Reading Festival (24-26/08/12 – Reading)
United Kingdom – Bestival (06-09/09/2012 – Isle of Wight)

Rocksmith will also be present in other festivals across Europe:
Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival (06-09/06/2012- Sölvesborg)
Switzerland – Greenfieldfestival (15-17/06/2012– Interlaken)
Austria – Donauinselfest (22-24/06/2012 - Vienna)
Denmark – Roskilde festival (30/06 – 08/07/2012– Roskilde)
Switzerland – Open Air Frauenfeld (06-08/07/2012 – Thurgovie)
Switzerland – Open Air Gampel (19-22/08/2012– Gampel)