PlayStation®2 and House of Blues® Announce Return of PlayStation 2 Dual Play Tour Featuring Today's Hottest DJs Including Timo Maas, Loco Dice, Ferry Corsten and DJ Rap
National Club Tour Brings PlayStation 2 Experience and World Renowned DJs To 17 Cities Across America
FOSTER CITY, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Calif.
Following the success of the first two club tours, Sony Computer Entertainment America and House of Blues® are bringing back Dual Play and the music of world famous DJs to intimate club settings with 24 dates in 17 cities across the country. The third PlayStation®2 Dual Play tour consists of two bi-coastal legs, each co-headlined by a pair of in-demand DJs including Germany's Timo Maas (Hope Recordings/Kinetic Records) and Loco Dice (Four Twenty Recordings), Netherlands's Ferry Corsten (Moonshine Music), and female DJ Rap (Proper Talent). Produced and promoted by House of Blues and Spundae, the Dual Play tour kicks off in Miami at Crobar on September 26 and runs through November 22. Tickets are available at www.hob.com, search word: PlayStation.
The Dual Play tour brings together gaming and dance club lifestyles, and demonstrates that PlayStation 2 is not only a brand but also a way of life. Similar to past Dual Play tours, PlayStation 2 will have a subtle on-site presence at each venue, 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: Jak II™, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, Ratchet and Clank™: Going Commando, NFL GameDay™ 2004, and Downhill Domination™.
"With the third incarnation of the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour we are looking to build an even greater entertainment experience for Dual Play fans by introducing them to new music and different DJs." Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Music has always been an integral element of the PlayStation 2 gaming experience and the Dual Play tour brings the connection between music and gaming to the next level."
DJs headlining the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour have collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and created their own unique styles and sounds: Timo Maas remixed Madonna's "Don't Tell Me," at her personal request, and will bring his internationally recognized mixes to the masses with the ultimate collection of his remixes, "Music for the Masses 2." Loco Dice cemented his underground status by switching to house music and now brings his bassline driven dance floor-friendly music to the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour. Dutch pioneer Ferry Corsten has been a mainstay in the dance music circles for the past 13 years, and DJ Rap is a multi-faceted female talent who is recognized as one of the best mixers in the business and as the "queen of drum and bass." All DJs for the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour are booked by AM Only, Inc., based in New York.
In addition to bringing internationally acclaimed DJs to local venues, PlayStation 2 is providing two unique sweepstakes for fans of the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour. During the first leg of the tour, visit www.hob.com/tickets/tours/2003ps2Dualplay_1/contest/ to register for a chance to win a trip for two to see the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour with Timo Maas and Loco Dice at the House of Blues in Chicago on October 10. Similarly, the sweepstake for the second leg of the tour will feature a trip for two to see Ferry Corsten and DJ Rap at NV in San Francisco on November 15. Tickets, airfare, hotel will be included along with a PlayStation 2 Online Pack and a collection of PlayStation 2 software titles. Visit www.hob.com for additional details.
Below is a full list of dates and venues for the PlayStation 2 Dual Play Tour:
DJs Timo Maas and Loco Dice SEPTEMBER 26 MIAMI: CROBAR 1445 Washington (305-531-8225) SEPTEMBER 27 ATLANTA: ELEVEN 50 1150 Peachtree St. NE (404-874-0428) SEPTEMBER 28 ORLANDO: HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive (407-934-2583) SEPTEMBER 29 NEW ORLEANS: HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur Street (504-529-2624) OCTOBER 2 LOS ANGELES: HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET STRIP 8430 Sunset Blvd. (323-848-5100) OCTOBER 3 SAN DIEGO: ON BROADWAY 615 Broadway (619-231-0011) OCTOBER 4 SAN FRANCISCO: RUBY SKYE 420 Mason (415-241-0777) OCTOBER 5 LAS VEGAS: HOUSE OF BLUES 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. (702-632-7600) OCTOBER 8 SCOTTSDALE, AZ: SANCTUARY 7340 E. Shoeman Lane (480-970-5000) OCTOBER 9 DENVER: CHURCH 1160 Lincoln Street (303-832-3528) OCTOBER 10 CHICAGO: HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn (312-923-2000) OCTOBER 11 NEW YORK: AVALON 660 6th Avenue @ 20th (212-807-7780) *All dates subject to change Ferry Corsten and DJ Rap NOVEMBER 6 ATLANTA: ELEVEN50 1150 Peachtree St. NE (404-874-0428) NOVEMBER 7 CHICAGO: HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn (312-923-2000) NOVEMBER 8 MINNEAPOLIS: QUEST CLUB 110 N. 5th Street (612-338-3383) NOVEMBER 9 ORLANDO: HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive (407-934-2583) NOVEMBER 10 NEW ORLEANS: HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur Street (504-529-2624) NOVEMBER 13 DENVER: CHURCH 1160 Lincoln Street (303-832-3528) NOVEMBER 14 SEATTLE: SHOWBOX 1426 1st Avenue (206-628-3151) NOVEMBER 15 SAN FRANCISCO: CLUB NV 525 Howard St. (415-339-8686) NOVEMBER 16 LAS VEGAS: HOUSE OF BLUES 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. (702-632-7600) NOVEMBER 20 ANAHEIM: HOUSE OF BLUES 1530 S. Disneyland Drive (714-778-2583) NOVEMBER 21 CLEVELAND: MODA NIGHT CLUB 1871 W. 25th Street (216-781-3805) NOVEMBER 22 NEW YORK: AVALON 660 6th Avenue @ 20th (212-807-7780) ABOUT HOB ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
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