PlayStation®2 and House of Blues® Announce Fourth PlayStation 2 Dual Play Tour Featuring Hottest DJs Including Mark Farina, Donald Glaude, and Scarlett Etienne
National Club Tour Showcases Local and Internationally Acclaimed DJ Talent, Bringing PlayStation 2 Experience to 17 Cities Nationwide
FOSTER CITY, Calif., and HOLLYWOOD
Following the success of the first three club tours, Sony Computer Entertainment America and House of Blues® are once again bringing back PlayStation®2 Dual Play and the music of world renowned DJs to intimate club settings with 24 dates in 17 cities across the country. The fourth national PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour consists of two legs, each headlined by in-demand DJs including gamer and world class house DJ Mark Farina (Om Records), club favorite Donald Glaude (Eden Records/Jacked), and rising star of underground house music, Scarlett Etienne (Netwerrk). Produced and promoted by House of Blues and Spundae, the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour kicks off in Chicago at House of Blues on April 9 and runs through June 18. Tickets are available at www.hob.com.
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For the first time in the history of PlayStation 2 Dual Play, the tour will feature local DJs who will open for Farina at each venue during the first leg of the tour, while Etienne will open for Glaude on every event in the second leg. Also new this year are two free shows on May 28 in Chicago, and May 30 in Los Angeles. Nearly unheard of in the club scene, these free shows provide fans the opportunity to enjoy PlayStation 2 Dual Play's unique blend of games and music.
"Each year, PlayStation 2 Dual Play builds on the success of past tours and continues to provide the type of entertainment experience our consumers want," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Music is a core part of PlayStation 2, and this tour uniquely connects music and gaming in a way that truly resonates with our audiences."
PlayStation 2 Dual Play 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 PlayStation 2 Dual Play tours, PlayStation 2 game footage will move in time with the beat as images from a variety of newly released and soon-to-be released videogame titles including FINAL FANTASY®XI, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, Ratchet and Clank®: Going Commando, EyeToy™: Groove, Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain, Rise to Honor™ and Jak II™, will be projected in the club as the audience enjoys the musical mastering of the Dual Play Tour DJs.
DJs headlining the PlayStation 2 Dual Play tour have created their own unique styles and sounds and will twirl the dial on some amazing beats on the tour, giving dance fans an intimate, fun, and entertaining night. Farina, who travels the globe performing literally hundreds of shows a year, brings his legendary house set to PlayStation 2 Dual Play audiences, sharing his trademark styles of gospel house music and Mushroom Jazz. Glaude, an all-around, crowd-rocking entertainer who has been one of the most in-demand DJs in the country for more than 17 years, will wow audiences with his seemingly endless arsenal of track after funky track. Etienne will delight
and awe audiences with her hard-hitting, tribal progressive house sound that packs dance floors all over the world from San Francisco to Madrid to Athens.
Below is a full list of dates and venues for the PlayStation 2 Dual Play Tour:
Mark Farina and Local DJs APRIL 9 CHICAGO: HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn St. (312-923-2000) APRIL 10 HOUSTON: MBAR 402 Main St. (713-222-1022) APRIL 11 ORLANDO: HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive (407-934-2583) APRIL 12 NEW ORLEANS: HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur Street (504-529-2624) APRIL 15 SAN FRANCISCO: MEZZANINE 444 Jessie St. (415-820-9669) APRIL 16 DENVER: THE CHURCH 1160 Lincoln St. (303-832-3528) APRIL 17 CLEVELAND: METROPOLIS 2324 Elm St. (216-241-1444) APRIL 22 ATLANTA: BLU 960 Spring St. (404-877-1221) APRIL 23 NEW YORK: AVALON 47 West 20th St. (212-807-7780) APRIL 24 LAS VEGAS: ICE 200 E. Harmon Ave. (702-699-9888) Donald Glaude and Scarlett Etienne MAY 7 DALLAS: LIZARD LOUNGE 2424 Swiss @ Good Lattimer (214-826-4768) MAY 13 DENVER: THE CHURCH 1160 Lincoln St. (303-832-3528) MAY 14 MIAMI: OPIUM 136 Collins Ave. (305-531-5535) MAY 15 LAS VEGAS: ICE 200 E. Harmon Ave. (702-699-9888) MAY 16 ORLANDO: HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive (407-934-2583) MAY 17 NEW ORLEANS: HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur Street (504-529-2624) MAY 22 ATLANTA: Eleven50 1150b Peachtree Road (404-874-0428) MAY 28 CHICAGO: HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn St. (312-923-2000) MAY 29 ROCHESTER: TONIC 336 East Ave. (585-325-7720) MAY 30 LOS ANGELES: HOUSE OF BLUES 8430 Sunset Blvd. (323-848-5100) JUNE 4 SAN DIEGO: ON BROADWAY (TBD) 615 Broadway (619-231-0011) JUNE 11 NEW YORK: AVALON 47 West 20th St. (212-807-7780) JUNE 12 HOUSTON: MBAR 402 Main St. (713-222-1022) JUNE 18 SAN FRANCISCO: RUBY SKYE 420 Mason St. (415-693-0777) 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 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.
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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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