Has it really been five years already? The original Rocksmith debuted on October 19, 2011 – and poof, 60 months and 900 songs later, there are a few million more guitarists in the world than there used to be. (You’re welcome.) And you know what they say: Time flies when you’re having ROCK. It’s not a sprint, it’s a ROCKathon. If you don’t stop and ROCK around once in a while, you could miss it. None of these clichés about the passage of time work. Whatever. You know what I mean.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Rocksmith as a franchise – and to toot a few extra horns in honor of the release of Rocksmith Remastered, which brings a whole mess of new and improved features to our loyal players, absolutely free – we’re throwing a free concert. You probably heard about it here on UbiBlog when we asked the Rocksmith community to share their success stories. Well, that worked – we’re welcoming Myles Bristowe, Tim Porter, and the incomparable Audrey Shida to the legendary stage at Slim’s, where they will make their San Francisco live performance debut – without the game as a safety net, fronting a real band of real pro musicians in a real live venue. It’s a one-night-only, once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone involved. And we’d like you to be there.
It’s going to be fun to celebrate Rocksmith as a franchise, but we want to use the occasion to help a worthy cause, too – so we’re hoping you’ll donate to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which is just as passionate about music education as we are. Our friends at Epiphone and Ernie Ball have kicked in some sweet gear to help the fundraising effort, too. Who knows what you’ll take home?
All we need now is you. Join us at Slim’s on October 20, 2016, at 7PM for an evening of music, memories, and making a difference. Click here to claim your tickets, but keep in mind attendance is limited by the size of the venue – only a few hundred people will be allowed through the doors, so please don’t take tickets unless you can commit to attending.
Seriously – the Rocksmith Remastered upgrade and this free concert are our way of saying thank you to all of our Rocksmith players for five years of support and success. It’s going to be a great time – and as the saying goes, there’s no ROCK like the present. Argh, never mind. We’ll see you on the 20th.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered is now available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Mac, and can be downloaded as a free patch for Rocksmith 2014 Edition on all platforms. For more on Rocksmith, check out our previous coverage: