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'Guitar Hero: World Tour' launch festivities planned

With less than a week to go before Guitar Hero: World Tour hits stores, the rhythm game giant is preparing for a major blowout to celebrate its launch. Much like the party for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, World Tour will also kick off at a Los Angeles Best Buy. Last time around, Poison entertained gamers and celebrity fans on the retailer’s rooftop, but with the popularity of music games reaching new heights over the past year, an upgrade was most certainly in order. So on Oct. 25, the Hollywood store will host Smashing Pumpkins, who are expected to play an hour-long set in between turns by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the official Guitar Hero band. Capping off the festivities? The first Guitar Hero: World Tour sale at midnight to one lucky party-goer.

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