Sony Computer Entertainment America Celebrates a Decade of Music and Videogames With Sponsorship of Vans Warped Tour®

PlayStation® Time Warp Tent Brings Back the Best of Videogames Past and Provides a Glimpse of Titles Bound for Future Fame


They said it wouldn't last, but being together for 10 years has further fortified the relationship between music and videogames. As a pioneer in bridging the gap between the two entertainment mediums, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. celebrated its unwavering commitment today by announcing its 10-year anniversary sponsorship of the 2004 Vans Warped Tour. The tour will commence its summer-long jaunt in Houston on June 25, and conclude with a special finale show in Boston on August 20.

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In commemoration of a decade of videogames and music, the PlayStation® Time Warp tent takes gamers down memory lane with PlayStation hits from the past and a sneak peek of the what's next in videogame entertainment. Tour-goers can sample the latest and soon to be released PlayStation®2 software titles such as Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain, God of War™, Hot Shots Golf® Fore!, and EyeToy™: Groove, as well as relive some of the classics from PlayStation platforms.

"As we reflect on a decade of fusing music and videogames, the Vans Warped Tour is the perfect opportunity to take consumers on a retro journey with PlayStation," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "The PlayStation Time Warp tent brings back the best of the classics including videogame favorites, a flashback photo area of past Warped Tours, and PlayStation exclusive reunion collectables."

Vans Warped Tour fans will once again have the opportunity to live life as a roadie through the "PlayStation 2 Warped Tour Roadie" radio promotion, which will run in select markets on the tour's schedule as it crosses the country. Winners will embark on a four-day stint as a roadie, encompassing all aspects of the tour including working in production, ticketing, catering, and in the PlayStation Time Warp tent. The behind-the-scenes journey will conclude with an all access pass to the festival on the winner's last day as a Warped Tour Roadie.

Making more than 45 stops across the continent and known as America's longest running touring festival, this year's line-up includes: Good Charlotte, Lillix, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Yellowcard, Bad Religion, and a host of other bands. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the tour, the final show in Boston will feature a reunion of bands that performed in year's past on the Vans Warped Tour. Fans can make their suggestions for performers at the final show and obtain more information from

  Tour dates are as follows:*

   Date           City                Venue
   Fri  6/25      Houston, TX         Reliant Center
   Sat  6/26      Dallas, TX          Smirnoff Music Center Lot
   Sun  6/27      San Antonio, TX     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
   Tue  6/29      Las Cruces, NM      NMSU Practice Field
   Wed  6/30      Phoenix, AZ         Peoria Sports Complex
   Thu  7/1       Fullerton, CA       CSUF Athletic Field
   Fri  7/2       Fullerton, CA       CSUF Athletic Field
   Sat  7/3       San Francisco, CA   Pier 30/32
   Sun  7/4       Las Vegas, NV       Desert Breeze Skate Park
   Tue  7/6       San Diego, CA       Coors Amphitheatre
   Wed  7/7       Ventura, CA         Seaside Park
   Thu  7/8       Sacramento, CA      Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot
   Fri  7/9       Boise, ID           Idaho Center Amphitheatre Lot
   Sat  7/10      Seattle, WA         Gorge Amphitheatre Lot
   Sun  7/11      Portland, OR        Columbia Meadows
   Tue  7/13      Vancouver, BC       Thunderbird Stadium
   Thu  7/15      Calgary, AB         Race City Speedway
   Fri  7/16      Bozeman, MT         Gallatin County Fairgrounds
   Sat  7/17      Salt Lake City, UT  Utah State Fairgrounds
   Sun  7/18      Denver, CO          Invesco Field
   Tue  7/20      Milwaukee, WI       Marcus Amphitheatre
   Wed  7/21      St. Louis, MO       UMB Bank Pavilion
   Thu  7/22      Indianapolis, IN    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
   Fri  7/23      Cleveland, OH       Tower City Amph Lot
   Sat  7/24      Chicago, IL         Tweeter Center
   Sun  7/25      Minneapolis, MN     Metrodome Lot
   Mon  7/26      Kansas City, KS     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
   Wed  7/28      Atlanta, GA         Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
   Thu  7/29      Orlando, FL         Central Florida Fairgrounds
   Fri  7/30      Tampa, FL           Vinoy Park
   Sat  7/31      Miami, FL           Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Lot
   Sun  8/1       Jacksonville, FL    Jacksonville Fairgrounds
   Mon  8/2       Charlotte, NC       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
   Tue  8/3       Virginia Beach, VA  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
   Wed  8/4       Washington, DC      Nissan Pavilion Lot
   Thu  8/5       Pittsburgh, PA      Post Gazette Pavilion
   Fri  8/6       Philadelphia, PA    Tweeter Center (Waterfront)
   Sat  8/7       New York City, NY   Randall's Island
   Sun  8/8       Asbury Park, NJ     Asbury Park Lot
   Tue  8/10      Hershey, PA         Hersheypark Pavilion
   Thu  8/12      Quebec City, QC     Colisee Pepsi Parking Lot
   Fri  8/13      Montreal, QB        Parc Jean Drapeau
   Sat  8/14      Toronto, ON         Molson Park
   Sun  8/15      Detroit, MI         Pontiac Silverdome
   Mon  8/16      Cincinnati, OH      Riverbend Music Center Lot
   Tue  8/17      Columbus, OH        Germain Amphitheatre
   Wed  8/18      Buffalo, NY         Darien Lakes PAC
   Thu  8/19      Boston, MA          Foxboro Stadium
   Fri  8/20      Boston, MA          Foxboro Stadium

  * All dates subject to change

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