Activision has announced its partnership with rock band Imagine Dragons that’ll see Guitar Hero Live hitting the road during the band’s European “Smoke + Mirrors” tour.
The band’s award-winning track, Demons, will be available in the game and fans will be able to pick up the six-button Guitar Hero controller in order to “experience the thrill of performing live.” In a press release, Imagine Dragon’s Lead Singer, Dan Reynolds, said:
We really didn’t feel like doing actual rehearsals for our upcoming European tour, so it was fortunate timing that we could practice via Guitar Hero Live instead. Our European fans will definitely suffer as a result, but it was a lot less work.
Guitarist Wayne Sermon added:
In all seriousness, we’re all gamers, so we’re excited to let our fans experience our music in a new way through the game and especially to realize just how difficult it is for me to play my own guitar parts when you have a crowd watching you.
Guitar Hero Live launches on October 20 in North America and October 23 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U.