Choose your platform

PSP
PlayStation®3
PlayStation®Vita
Continue
June 25 2003

Back

PLAYSTATION®2 BRINGS ROCK N’ ROLL ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS SUMMER AS SPONSOR OF OZZFEST 2003

Press Release - Ozzfest 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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., June 25, 2002 – 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.

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.