Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. (Ã¢â‚¬Å“HarmonixÃ¢â‚¬Â) and Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mad CatzÃ¢â‚¬Â) (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ) today announced that U2 tracks Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cedarwood RoadÃ¢â‚¬Â from the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s current album Songs of Innocence and Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Will FollowÃ¢â‚¬Â from their classic debut Boy will be featured in Rock BandÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 4. This is the first time music from the 22-time GRAMMYÃ‚Â® award-winning band will be featured in a rhythm action music game.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cedarwood RoadÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Will FollowÃ¢â‚¬Â are only the beginning for U2 and Rock Band; fans can expect additional U2 tracks to be added to the in-game Music Store for download after launch.
U2 has released 13 studio albums that have sold more than 170 million records worldwide and has staged several of the biggest tours of all time, including the current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. Kicking off in May 2015 in Vancouver, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE has seen Ã¢â‚¬Å“U2 reinvent the arena showÃ¢â‚¬Â (Rolling Stone), and the tour recently began its European run after playing to more than 650,000 fans across North America, including an eight-night run at New York CityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Madison Square Garden.