PlayStation®2 Sponsors Vans Warped Tour for Ninth Consecutive Year
PlayStation 2 Presents 'Be a Warped Tour Roadie,' Giving Fans Across The Country the Chance to Go Behind the Scenes in Vans Warped Tour 2003
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today its sponsorship of the ninth annual Vans Warped Tour 2003, set to kick-off this summer in Boise, Idaho on June 19, and commence in Asbury Park, New Jersey on August 10. Sony Computer Entertainment America has sponsored the Vans Warped Tour since its inception, and continues to bring the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment experience to Vans Warped Tour fans across the country. This year, consumers can sample the latest PlayStation 2 software titles such as Primal™, Downhill Domination™, and MLB™ 2004 at the PlayStation 2 tent, and have the opportunity to win a coveted place as a roadie in the "Be A Warped Tour Roadie" promotion.
Vans Warped Tour fans can live out their dreams of joining their favorite bands on tour in the PlayStation 2 "Be A Warped Tour Roadie" radio promotion, which will run in select markets on the tour's schedule as it crosses the country. Winners will travel to selected cities where they will be escorted to the official tour bus, and provided with credentials and a schedule for an exciting four-day, behind-the-scenes adventure. Winners will experience first-hand what it takes to put together a successful tour, working in areas such as production, tickets, catering, and the PlayStation 2 tent. On their last day as a Warped Tour Roadie, winners will be rewarded with an all access pass to the festival.
"The PlayStation 2 experience immerses consumers into a complete visual and audio fantasy world, where we continually expand the role music plays in the videogames we create," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We recognize that music is a big part of our fan's lives, and the "Be a Warped Tour Roadie" promotion gives them the opportunity to experience the tour and PlayStation 2 on a whole new level."
Known as America's longest-running touring festival, the Vans Warped Tour 2003 line-up includes: Rancid, AFI, Pennywise, Less than Jake, Face to Face, Andrew W.K., The Ataris and a host of other bands. In addition, the tour features top action sports athletes who will perform their tricks on-site in Moto X, Skateboarding, freestyle BMX, street skating and bike trials. For more information about the Vans Warped Tour, visit www.warpedtour.com.
Tour dates are as follows:* Date City Venue Thu 6/19 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater Fri 6/20 Bozeman, MT Gallatin County Fairgrounds Sat 6/21 Salt Lake City, UT Utah St. Fairgrounds Sun 6/22 Denver, CO Invesco Field Mon 6/23 Wichita, KS Wichita Greyhound Park Tue 6/24 Kansas City, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Lot Wed 6/25 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion Thu 6/26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Fri 6/27 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Sat 6/28 Minneapolis, MN Float-Rite Amphitheater Sun 6/29 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center Wed 7/2 Calgary, AB Race City Speedway Fri 7/4 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium Sat 7/5 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheater Lot Sun 7/6 Portland, OR Columbia Meadows Tue 7/8 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex Wed 7/9 Ventura, CA Seaside Park Thu 7/10 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre Lot Fri 7/11 Long Beach, CA CSULB Sat 7/12 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32 Sun 7/13 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater Tue 7/15 Phoenix, AZ Peoria Sports Complex (night show) Wed 7/16 Albuquerque, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field Fri 7/18 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Sat 7/19 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center Lot Sun 7/20 Houston, TX Reliant Center Wed 7/23 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre Thu 7/24 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds Fri 7/25 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park Sat 7/26 Miami, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Lot Sun 7/27 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Raceways Mon 7/28 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot Tue 7/29 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot Wed 7/30 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion Lot Thu 7/31 Boston, MA Brockton Fairgrounds Fri 8/1 Montreal, QB Parc Jean Drapeau Sat 8/2 Toronto, ONT Molson Park Sun 8/3 Detroit, MI Pontiac Silverdome Mon 8/4 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre Tue 8/5 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre Lot Wed 8/6 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion Thu 8/7 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes PAC Fri 8/8 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center (Waterfront) Sat 8/9 New York City, NY Randall's Island Sun 8/10 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Lot *All dates subject to change 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.
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