Grammy Award-winning rock legends to close out Blizzard
Entertainment's epic gaming convention and community celebration on
Watch the concert LIVE online at www.blizzcon.com
with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Whether you're joining us for BlizzCon® in person or online,
get ready for an epic finale—Muse is coming to BlizzCon 2017!
Blizzard Entertainment today announced that the Grammy Award-winning
band will close out the 11th BlizzCon on Saturday, November 4,
delivering a stage-shattering conclusion to Blizzard's two-day community
celebration for everyone attending in person and joining from home with
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Muse is closing out BlizzCon 2017 (Photo: Business Wire)
Widely renowned as one of the best live acts in the world, Muse—Matt
Bellamy, Dominic Howard, and Chris Wolstenholme—have won numerous music
awards, including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV
Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, six NME Awards, and six Q Awards.
Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling
more than 20 million copies worldwide. Their latest album, Drones,
debuted at #1 in 21 countries around the world and scored the band their
first #1 album in the United States—along with an award for Best Rock
Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Returning to Anaheim, California for its 11th year, BlizzCon
is a massive celebration of Blizzard's universes and the global player
communities that bring them to life. The event has drawn thousands of
Blizzard gamers from all over the world to the Anaheim Convention Center
for more than a decade, with millions more tuning in online. This year's
show, running November 3 and 4, will be loaded with in-depth developer
panels, thrilling esports tournaments, community contests, and much more.
"We're thrilled to close out our 11th BlizzCon with a performance from
one of rock's greatest live acts," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder
of Blizzard Entertainment. "Muse has wowed millions of people around the
world with their groundbreaking music, and we're excited that they're
coming to give BlizzCon attendees an epic sendoff."
This year's Virtual Ticket brings the Blizzard community viewing from
home even closer to BlizzCon with expanded stage coverage, a new
BlizzCon All Access channel, on-demand videos, and several series of
weekly preshow videos—available to watch now on www.blizzcon.com.
It also comes with a cache of commemorative in-game goodies for a
variety of Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft®,
Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®
III, StarCraft® II, and Heroes of
For more information on the events, community activities, and other
activities taking place at BlizzCon 2017, visit www.blizzcon.com.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
the Warcraft®, StarCraft®,
and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes
of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's
track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game
of the Year awards. The company's online gaming service, Blizzard
Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in
the world, with millions of active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and
reports from key distribution partners.
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Statements: Information in this press release that involves
Blizzard Entertainment's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the dates, event plans
and features of BlizzCon and the features and functionality of the
BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, are forward-looking statements that are not
facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that
could cause Blizzard Entertainment's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set
forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other
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most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are
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Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard
Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update
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and may cause actual results to differ materially from current
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