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 betterŚwe'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 albumsŚincluding 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 StyleŚ 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.
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