PlayStation®2 and House of Blues® Announce Return of National Club Tour Featuring Today's Hottest DJs Including Bad Boy Bill, Dieselboy, Tiesto And Noel Sanger

Dual Play Tour Blends Award-Winning DJ Stylings With PlayStation 2 Experience To Bring the Electronic Dance Scene to 17 Cities Nationwide

PRNewswire
FOSTER CITY, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Calif.
Mar 20, 2003

Following the success of the first Dual Play club tour in 2002, PlayStation®2 and House of Blues® bring back the exploding DJ dance scene with 24 dates in 17 cities across America. The second Dual Play tour will further immerse the PlayStation brand in the everyday lifestyle of the gaming community. The cross-country tour consists of two bi-coastal legs, each co-headlined by a pair of in-demand DJs including Chicago's Bad Boy Bill (Mix Connection), Jungle DJ Dieselboy (System Recordings), Dutch trancemaster Tiesto (Nettwerk America), and progressive house pioneer Noel Sanger (Nettwerk America). Produced and promoted by House of Blues and Spundae, the Dual Play tour kicks off in Atlanta at Riviera on March 28 and runs through June 6. Tickets are available at www.hob.com, search word: PlayStation.

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Back by popular demand, the DJ's who headlined the first-ever Dual Play tour will reunite for an encore performance on March 20, at the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami. They will pass the torch to the DJs for upcoming Dual Play tour, who will bring their unique electronic dance mixes to the hottest clubs from coast-to-coast. The Dual Play tour subtly brings together videogaming and dance club lifestyles, as scenes of live club audiences will be projected on screens and blended with footage from a variety of newly released and soon-to-be released videogame titles including: Downhill Domination™, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits™, Amplitude, Dark Cloud®2 and Primal™.

"PlayStation 2 has a history of creating new and innovative ways of blending music and games, and we are continuing this tradition with the launch of the second Dual Play club tour," Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "This year we are taking Dual Play to a whole new level, by blending the music of the world's best DJs with the vibrant 3D visuals from latest PlayStation 2 games."

DJs headlining the upcoming Dual Play club tour bring international followings and award winning mixes to the electronic dance scene. Fans voted Chicago's Bad Boy Bill "America's favorite DJ" in BPM magazine in March 2003, and crowned Tiesto with the title of "Best DJ in the World" in DJ Magazine in November 2002. With more than 100 released productions on 27 record labels in more than a dozen countries, Noel Sanger is one of the most prolific progressive house DJs in America. A pioneer of the drum and bass movement, Pennsylvania born Dieselboy's remix of Styles of Beyond's "Subculture" will be featured in the yet-to-be released rhythm-action game, Amplitude, the first-of-its kind music game for PlayStation 2 that enables players to become rhythmical DJs. All four Dual DJs are booked by talent agency AM in New York.

In addition to bringing cutting-edge DJs to local venues across America, PlayStation 2 is also providing a unique sweepstakes for fans that visit the PlayStation.com site. Beginning March 20, just visit www.us.playstation.com/dualplay to register for a chance to win tickets to a local show featuring Bad Boy Bill and Dieselboy, dinner (at select locations), a $200 gift certificate at urban fashion boutique Karma Loop, and a PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. In April, fans will get the chance to enter to receive a PlayStation 2 and a trip to the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend to see Tiesto and Noel Sanger. The winner will also receive hotel, airfare, event tickets and dinner at House of Blues.

  Below is a full list of dates and venues for the Dual Play tour:

  DJs Bad Boy Bill and Dieselboy

  MARCH 28
  ATLANTA:  RIVIERA
  1055 Peachtree St. NE (404-607-8050)

  MARCH 30
  ORLANDO:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  1490 E. Buena Vista Drive (407-934-2583)

  MARCH 31
  NEW ORLEANS:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  225 Decatur Street (504-529-2624)

  APRIL 3
  DENVER:  THE CHURCH
  1160 Lincoln Street (303-832-3528)

  APRIL 4
  PHOENIX:  FREEDOM
  In Tempe, AZ
  919 E. Apache (480-929-9003)

  APRIL 5
  SEATTLE:  NOISELAB
  925 E. Pike Street

  APRIL 6
  ANAHEIM:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  1530 S. Disneyland Drive (714-778-BLUE)

  APRIL 11
  CHICAGO:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  329 N. Dearborn (312-923-2000)

  APRIL 12
  MINNEAPOLIS:  QUEST
  110 North 5th Street (612-338-6169)

  APRIL 13
  LAS VEGAS:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  Mandalay Bay Resort
  3950 Las Vegas Blvd. (702-632-7600)

  *All dates subject to change

  Tiesto and Noel Sanger

  MAY 14
  ATLANTA:  THE RIVIERA
  1055 Peachtree St. NE (404-607-8050)

  MAY 15
  DETROIT:  BLEU
  1540 Woodward Detroit (313 222-1900)

  MAY 16
  NEW YORK:  THE ROXY
  515 West. 18th Street (212-627-0404)

  MAY 17
  WASHINGTON, D.C.:  CLUB GLOW
  714 6th Street NW (202-271-1171)

  MAY 21
  DENVER:  THE CHURCH
  1160 Lincoln Street (303-832-3528)

  MAY 22
  LOS ANGELES:  THE MAYAN
  1038 S. Hill Street (213-746-4287)

  MAY 23
  SEATTLE:  THE SHOWBOX
  1426 1st Avenue (206-628-3151)

  MAY 24
  PORTLAND:  THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM
  1332 W. Burnside (888-221-7491)

  MAY 25
  LAS VEGAS:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  Mandalay Bay Resort
  3950 Las Vegas Blvd. (702-632-7600)

  MAY 28
  NEW ORLEANS:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  225 Decatur Street (504-529-2624)

  MAY 29
  ORLANDO:  HOUSE OF BLUES
  1490 E. Buena Vista Drive (407-934-2583)

  MAY 30
  MIAMI:  SPACE
  142 NE 11th Street (305-372-9378)

  MAY 31
  CHICAGO: HOUSE OF BLUES
  329 N. Dearborn (312-923-2000)

  JUNE 6
  SAN FRANCISCO:  Ten15
  1015 Folsom

  ABOUT HOB ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

HOB Entertainment, Inc., a Los Angeles-based global entertainment company, is the definitive live music brand. Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision is comprised of several unique businesses, including:

  -- House of Blues Clubs, which operate 1,000 - 2,000 capacity venues
     located in Cambridge, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Myrtle Beach,
     Orlando, Las Vegas and Anaheim, and includes the House Of Blues Club
     Network.
  -- House of Blues Concerts, Inc., which owns, operates or exclusively
     books 20 arena and amphitheatre venues throughout North America,
     including Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Seattle
     (The Gorge), Atlanta, Cleveland, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

  House of Blues -- IT IS LIVE! ™

  About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ game console, and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Visit us on the Web at http://www.playstation.com/

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SOURCE: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

CONTACT: Janette Barrios of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.,
+1-650-655-5583, or janette_barrios@playstation.sony.com; or Jack Gannon of
House of Blues, +1-323-769-4718

Web site: http://www.hob.com/

Web site: http://www.us.playstation.com/dualplay

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