PlayStation®2 Reunites With OZZfest 2004 Summer Tour Featuring the Legends of Metal

Sony Computer Entertainment America Returns as Major Sponsor on 20-Band Bill Topped Off by Full Black Sabbath and Judas Priest Reunions


Just as two legendary metal bands, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, reunite for the first time in years to show fans the true meaning of rock, Sony Computer Entertainment America reunites with the long-running summer festival as a sponsor for a fourth year. As a veteran sponsor, Sony Computer Entertainment America knows what OZZfest fans want and is giving them the chance to win tickets to witness the historic reunions along with the music of Slayer, Slipknot, Hatebreed, and Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society. The 26-stop, Clear Channel-promoted trek kicks-off on July 10th in Hartford, Conn. and concludes on September 4th in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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"OZZfest and Sony Computer Entertainment America are both known for their relentless commitment to their fans," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "It's only natural to give our hard core fans the incredible combination of the best in rock and metal music, and videogame entertainment."

As sponsor, Sony Computer Entertainment America will feature a radio promotion in 20 markets on the tour schedule. Ten winners in each market will receive a PlayStation® prize pack including a PlayStation®2 / OZZfest tour jacket, a copy of Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain and SIREN, and a pair of tickets to OZZfest where winners will be able to watch the second stage from the PlayStation 2 Metal Sanctuary, a VIP viewing area. One of these 10 lucky winners will win a PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system autographed by Ozzy Osbourne himself.

In addition to giving fans the chance to experience OZZfest 2004, Sony Computer Entertainment America will also provide on-site entertainment once they are there. The festival's renowned Village of the Damned is a headbanger's paradise and PlayStation 2 is in the center of the oasis. OZZfest fans can look for the PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, 68-foot custom-designed vehicle that will make stops at most of the venues, giving fans a chance to play some of the hottest PlayStation 2 titles while listening to non-stop metal music. Sony Computer Entertainment America will feature exciting and upcoming titles that are sure to please OZZfest fans such as God of War™, The Getaway: Black Monday, SIREN, Ratchet and Clank®: Up Your Arsenal, and Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain. Haunting images from the survival horror game SIREN will be featured throughout the PlayStation 2 area, and for smaller venues that cannot accommodate the PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, a large tent featuring 10 kiosks will be at the Village of the Damned to entertain the masses.

PlayStation® will fly a lucky winner and a friend to Chicago for the weekend to check out OZZfest on August 21, 2004. If that isn't enough, the winner will also receive a PlayStation 2, the latest software titles, and passes to the PlayStation 2 Metal Sanctuary with a bat's-eye-view of Hatebreed, Slipknot and the other second stage bands. To enter, fill out the entry form in the promotions section at

OZZfest is consistently rated as one of the best summer tours, as evidenced by their #1 ranking by Revolver Magazine. The line-up for 2004 guarantees that this ninth incarnation will prove just as successful as previous ventures. For more information on performers and dates for Ozzfest, fans can visit

  OZZfest 2004 Routing Schedule*:

   Date          Where                         Venue
   July 10       Hartford, Connecticut Meadows Music
   July 12       Boston, Massachusetts         Tweeter Center
   July 14       Wantagh, New York             Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach
   July 16       Holmdel, New Jersey           PNC Bank Arts Center
   July 18       Bristow, Virginia             Nissan Pavilion
   July 20       Columbus, Ohio                Germain Amphitheatre
   July 22       Nashville, Tennessee          Starwood Amphitheatre
   July 24       Denver, Colorado              Coors Amphitheatre
   July 27       Seattle, Washington           White River Amphitheatre
   July 29       San Francisco, California     Shoreline Amphitheatre
   July 31       San Bernardino, California    Hyundai Pavilion
   August 3      Albuquerque, New Mexico       Journal Pavilion
   August 5      Dallas, Texas                 Smirnoff Music Center
   August 7      San Antonio, Texas            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   August 10     Kansas City, Missouri         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   August 12     St. Louis, Missouri           UMB Pavilion
   August 14     East Troy, Wisconsin          Alpine Valley Music Theatre
   August 17     Detroit, Michigan             DTE Energy Music Center
   August 19     Cleveland, Ohio               Blossom Music Center
   August 21     Chicago, Illinois             Tweeter Center
   August 24     Indianapolis, Indiana         Verizon Wireless Music Center
   August 26     Camden, New Jersey            Tweeter Waterfront
   August 28     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania      Post Gazette Pavilion
   August 31     Raleigh, North Carolina       Alltel Pavilion
   September 2   Tampa, Florida                Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
   September 4   West Palm, Florida            Sound Advice Amphitheatre

  *All dates subject to change

  About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

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