PlayStation®2 Brings Rock n' Roll Entertainment Across the Country This Summer as Sponsor of Ozzfest 2003
PlayStation 2 Gives Fans the Chance to Win Tickets to Experience Ozzfest 2003 Live and Share the Stage With Rock's Elite
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today its sponsorship of the eighth annual Ozzfest 2003 Tour. As sponsor for the third year in a row, Sony Computer Entertainment America will give consumers the opportunity to play the hottest new PlayStation®2 software titles at the show, the chance to win tickets to see Ozzfest live, plus the opportunity to share the stage with one of the bands at the ultimate destination for metal and rock fans. The Ozzfest 2003 Tour, produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, is one of the most popular summer concert festivals in the United States. The tour kicks-off on June 28 in San Antonio, Texas and travels to 28 markets, featuring a line-up of 21 bands including metal's top artists, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Chevelle, The Datsuns, and more.
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Throughout the tour, Sony Computer Entertainment America will sponsor radio promotions in the 28 markets where the Ozzfest 2003 Tour will make an appearance. A total of 10 fans in each market will have the chance to win various Ozzfest inspired PlayStation 2 prizes. Nine winners in each market will win a PlayStation 2 prize pack, including tickets to the festival, a copy of the action-adventure software title, Primal™, and an official PlayStation 2 Ozzfest 2003 Tour jacket. In addition, one grand prizewinner in each market will get five minutes of fame and share the stage with rock-n- roll's elite when they introduce one of the second stage bands to an audience of screaming fans. Grand prizewinners will also receive a PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system autographed by the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne.
"Ozzfest is a great opportunity for Sony Computer Entertainment America to bring the PlayStation 2 experience straight to our gamers who are also metal fans, many of which attend the festival year after year," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "This year, we are giving metal fans the ultimate Ozzfest experience by inviting them to be part of the action on stage with rock's elite."
The PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, a 68-foot custom-designed vehicle, will be on location giving concert-goers the chance to play newly released games while listening to popular hard-rock live performances. For smaller venues that cannot accommodate the PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, a large tent decked out with PlayStation 2 systems will be available for fans to experience the hottest summer games including Primal™, MLB™ 2004, Downhill Domination™, ATV Offroad Fury™ 2 and more.
With the continued success of the MTV reality show, The Osbournes, and the growing popularity of Ozzy Osbourne amongst mass audiences, Ozzfest 2003 is set to be one of the most popular music festivals of the summer. For more information on performers and dates for Ozzfest, fans can visit www.ozzfest.com.
Ozzfest 2003 Routing Schedule*: Date Where Venue June 28 San Antonio, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre June 29 Dallas, Texas Smirnoff Music Center July 2 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Pavilion July 3 San Diego, California Coors Amphitheatre July 5 Los Angeles, California Glen Helen Pavilion July 8 San Francisco, California Shoreline Amphitheatre July 9 Sacramento, California Sleep Train Amphitheatre July 12 Seattle, Washington River Amphitheatre July 15 Albuquerque, New Mexico Journal Pavilion July 17 St. Louis, Missouri UMB Bank Pavilion July 19 Minneapolis, Minnesota Float-Rite Park July 20 Chicago, Illinois Tweeter Center July 22 Cleveland, Ohio Blossom Music Center July 24 Detroit, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre July 25 Detroit, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre July 30 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pavilion July 31 Indianapolis, Indiana Verizon Wireless Amphitheater August 2 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Alpine Valley August 3 Columbus, Ohio Polaris Amphitheatre August 5 Scranton, Ohio Montage Mountain August 7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tweeter Waterfront August 9 Hartford, Connecticut Meadows Music Theatre August 11 Buffalo, New York Darien Lakes August 14 Boston, Massachusetts Tweeter Center August 15 Boston, Massachusetts Tweeter Center August 18 New York, New York PNC Bank Arts Center August 19 New York, New York PNC Bank Arts Center August 22 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion August 24 Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre August 26 Atlanta, Georgia Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre August 28 West Palm Beach, Florida Coral Sky Amphitheatre * 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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