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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA CELEBRATES A DECADE OF MUSIC AND VIDEOGAMES WITH SPONSORSHIP OF VANS WARPED TOUR®

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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

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 16, 2004 - 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.

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, Syphon Filter 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 www.warpedtour.com .


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 /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

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.