Dropkick Murphys Also Added to the Roster of Call of Duty XP Event Preformers

Posted By | On 25th, Aug. 2011 Under Industry News, News


The Celtic rock group, Dropkick Murphys will be preforming live on opening night at the Call of Duty XP Event at 8:00PM Friday, September 2nd.  This in addition to Kanye West closing the event on day 2 at 8PM on Saturday, September 3rd.  As you are aware of, this is a public event with tickets selling fast at $150, with every attendee getting a free copy of the Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 3 upon its release November 8th.  Check out all the info for the event right here being held in LA, California for a two day event from September 2nd to 3rd.  Hurry and get you tickets as this will be a huge event.  View the official Press Release for the Dropkick Murphy and Kanye West announcement below.

Official Link to the Call of Duty XP Event Site

Dropkick Murphy Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has tapped “green-collar” punk revelers Dropkick Murphys to perform opening night at 8pm, Sept. 2nd, at the first ever Call of Duty® XP, the destination for Call of Duty® gamers worldwide. The critically-acclaimed Dropkick Murphys–known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock ‘n’ roll–will deliver a knockout live performance. The two-day Call of Duty fan event features the global premiere of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 multiplayer, a $1 Million Tournament presented by Xbox 360® and other landmark experiences including these live musical performances. Call of Duty XP will take place September 2nd and 3rd, 2011, in Los Angeles, Calif.

“With an unbeatable lineup of real-world and in-game experiences, Call of Duty XP was already poised to be an historic event for fans of the franchise,” said Eric Hirshberg, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing. “The addition of Dropkick Murphys just makes XP that much more memorable. Few bands fit the bill better—we’re thrilled to have them performing on opening day.”

Now in their 16th year, Dropkick Murphys have slingshot from their Irish punk roots in Quincy, Mass., to become one of the world’s best known rock acts, routinely packing houses for their phenomenal live shows. The band’s countless EPs, singles, compilations and seven studio albums—including 1997’s Do or Die, 1999’s The Gang’s All Here, 2001’s Sing Loud Sing Proud, 2003’s Blackout, 2005’s The Warrior’s Code, 2007’s The Meanest Of Times and the 2011 release Going Out In Style—have earned the septet mainstream success and the adoration of fans around the globe.

For more information about Call of Duty XP, please visit www.callofduty.com/xp.

About Activision Publishing

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

About Dropkick Murphys

Known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock ‘n roll, critically-acclaimed Dropkick Murphys have released 7 full-length studio albums and sold over 4 million copies worldwide since hitting the scene in 1996. Their 2011 Going Out In Style CD, released via the group’s own Born & Bred Records, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200–the group’s highest chart debut to date. Going Out In Style has received overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it “funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining.” The video for “Going Out In Style” was featured at #1 on Rolling Stone‘s “Hot List,” while the CD landed the #1 spot on the magazine’s Local Favorite’s chart in the March 31, 2011 issue. 2007’s The Meanest Of Times has sold over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. The Meanest Of Times was #40 on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums Of The Year and “The State Of Massachusetts” came in at #83 on their Top 100 Singles of the year. The group’s single “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”–from 2005’s The Warrior’s Code CD–has sold over 1.25 million copies. “I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” a song with lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie, gained mainstream notoriety after being prominently featured in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film The Departed. It can be commonly heard at sporting events and on television as a theme song for many sports teams (even outside of Boston). The Boston Garden plays it at pivotal moments throughout Bruins and Celtics games and Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon uses it as his entrance music when he comes out of the bullpen. The band has sold out shows worldwide and cultivated one of the most fervent fan bases in rock music. They’re an integral part of Boston’s cultural identity and even penned the theme song to the first Red Sox World Series win in 86 years. www.dropkickmurphys.com

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Kanye West Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In his first public performance since the release of his fifth #1 album, the global smash “Watch the Throne,” Kanye West is set to close Call of Duty® XP, the only full-immersion fan experience for Call of Duty® gamers. West will take the stage at 8PM on Saturday, September 3rd, capping an impressive roster of firsts for casual and hardcore Call of Duty fans alike, including the world premiere of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 multiplayer, the first public hands-on with the title, the finals of the Call of Duty® $1 Million tournament sponsored by Xbox 360®, Call of Duty-inspired live action-experiences and much more. Call of Duty XP takes place September 2nd and 3rd, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.

“We’re pulling out all the stops,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We promised our attendees and fans around the world a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the first Call of Duty XP, so we’re thrilled to have Kanye on board. Everything about XP will be as epic as the games themselves.  Whether you’re competing for one of the open slots in the $1 million tournament, playing Modern Warfare 3 for the first time, dodging paintballs in a spectacular life-size recreation of Modern Warfare 2’s Scrapyard level or just mingling with developers and fellow gamers, Call of Duty XP is a celebration of one of the greatest games in the world.  So what better way to top it off with one of the greatest artists in the world?”

Call of Duty XP will take place at the Call of Duty compound in Playa Vista, located at 5600 Campus Center Dr., Los Angeles, Calif., 90094.  Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) will donate 100% of the sales to The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help returning soldiers transition back to civilian life, find work and establish careers. For more information about Call of Duty XP, please visit www.callofduty.com/xp.

About Activision Publishing

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

Call of Duty, Modern Warfare and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.


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