With Harmonix's ownership situation about to become more muddled during the next few months due to Viacom's plans to jettison the developer, fans of the annual Rock Band-focused Umloud charity event may be worried about the status of the event. Thankfully, Harmonix and Umloud will once again be joining forces to make December 9 an epic evening for charity and video game rock.
"The recent news with Viacom has no effect on ümloud," said show co-producer John "Seg" Seggerson. "Harmonix staff will fly out to our event and provide some of the equipment for the main performance stage and the free-play stage for all attendees. This allows us to have the 2,000+ song library of Rock Band 3 songs to all attendees and bands."
Seggerson also provided an update on the event's premium packages. Selling for $150 each, the allows up to seven band members to reserve a slot and song for their performance while also gaining a few other VIP accouterments. "Since we opened Ultimate Band sales last Thursday night, we saw a rush to donate at a faster pace than last year, with only 4 packages left at this time. That's $2400 raised in 3 days!".
This article's author has purchased a package, which brings the remaining package amount to 3, at the most. Umloud 2010 will take place on the evening of Thursday, December 9 at San Francisco's DNA Lounge. For more information about Ultimate Band availability and the show in general, please visit .