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PLAYSTATION® AND HOUSE OF BLUES® ANNOUNCE RETURN OF PLAYSTATION® DUALPLAY FEATURING TODAY'S HOTTEST TALENT DJ Z-TRIP AND LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

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Aug. 23, 2005

PLAYSTATION® AND HOUSE OF BLUES® ANNOUNCE RETURN OF PLAYSTATION® DUALPLAY FEATURING TODAY'S HOTTEST TALENT DJ Z-TRIP AND LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

Music and Gaming Experience Returns with Expanded Line-Up and More Stops Across America

FOSTER CITY and HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 23, 2005 – Sony Computer Entertainment America and House of Blues® are teaming up once again to bring back PlayStation® DualPlay for an expanded, coast-to-coast tour. Produced and promoted by House of Blues, PlayStation DualPlay consists of two legs and ventures into new musical genres integrating rock, hip-hop and live performances with electronic music. DJ Z-Trip will headline the first leg of the tour, which kicks off on Sept. 8 in Boston and wraps up on Oct. 1 in San Francisco. Keeping the beats going, headliner lcd soundsystem will kick off the second leg of the tour on Oct. 11 in Portland and bring down the house with a final show on Nov. 21 in Atlantic City. For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.playstationdualplay.com

"Music is increasingly at the center of today's videogame experience," said Sharon Shapiro, senior director, promotions and sports product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "This year we added dates to the tour and expanded the array of musical talent to include individual DJs and bands making this the most entertaining PlayStation DualPlay tour to date."

Founded in 2002, PlayStation DualPlay is the first-of-its-kind tour created by PlayStation to fuse gaming and music lifestyles and bring world famous talent to intimate club settings across the nation. Similar to past DualPlay tours, PlayStation will have a subtle on-site presence at each venue. Scenes of live club audiences will be projected on screens and blended with footage from a variety of newly released and soon-to-be released PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®2 game titles, including: Jak X: Combat Racing™, NBA ’06, The Con, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs , EyeToy: Play 2™, Shadow of Colussus™, and MediEvil Resurrection™.

"I've always been into music and videogames," said Z-Trip. "So teaming up with PlayStation DualPlay made perfect sense."

Both PlayStation DualPlay headliners have collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and made a name for themselves with their revolutionary styles and sounds. DJ Z-Trip brings a mix between oldskool and newskool and is considered one of the best live performance DJs in the world. Lcd soundsystem, whose sound is shaped by its frontman, DFA member, James Murphy, have managed to find themselves underground hit makers as well as bona fide album artists, known for aggressively challenging the lines defining alternative rock and club genres.

In addition to bringing internationally acclaimed artists to venues across the United States, PlayStation is providing a unique sweepstakes, giving fans the chance to win a trip for two to experience PlayStation DualPlay live. Tickets, airfare and hotel will be included along with a PlayStation® Prize Pack, including, a PSP™ system, PlayStation 2™, EyeToy USB camera and a library of software. Visit http://www.playstationdualplay.com for full rules and registration.

Below is a full list of dates and venues for PlayStation DualPlay. All dates are subject to change so please check the PlayStation DualPlay Web site for a current schedule:

DJ Z-Trip with special guest

SEPTEMBER 8
BOSTON: AXI
13 LansdowSne Street (617-262-2437)

SEPTEMBER 9
NEW YORK: IRVING PLAZA
17 Irving Place (212-777-6900)

SEPTEMBER 10
PHILADELPHIA: TROCADERO
1003 Arch Street (215-922-5483)

SEPTEMBER 11
WASHINGTON, D.C.: 9:30 CLUB
815 V Street N.W. (202-265-0930)

SEPTEMBER 14
ATLANTA: LOFT AT EARTHLINK LIVE (VINYL)
1374 West Peachtree Street
(404-885-1365)

SEPTEMBER 15
LAKE BUENA VISTA: HOUSE OF BLUES
1490 East Buena Vista Drive
(407-934-2583)

SEPTEMBER 16
ST. PETERSBURG: STATE THEATRE
687 Central Avenue (727-895-3045)

SEPTEMBER 17
Miami Beach: SOHO Lounge
175 N.E. 36 th Street (305-576-1988)

SEPTEMBER 18
TALLAHASSEE: Club Down Under
Florida State University
A303 Oglesby Union
(850-644-0036)

SEPTEMBER 20
NEW ORLEANS: PARISH
225 Decatur Street (504-310-4999)

SEPTEMBER 21
DALLAS: TREES
2709 Elm Street (214-748-5014)

SEPTEMBER 25
ANAHEIM: HOUSE OF BLUES
1530 South Disneyland Drive
(714-778-2583)

SEPTEMBER 28
TEMPE: CLUB HOUSE
1320 East Broadway (480-968-3238)

SEPTEMBER 29
LAS VEGAS: HOUSE OF BLUES
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. (702-632-7600)

SEPTEMBER 30
SAN DIEGO: HOUSE OF BLUES
1055 5th Avenue (619-299-2583)

OCTOBER 1
SAN FRANCISCO: MEZZANINE (1H)
444 Jessie Street (415-625-8880)

 

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OCTOBER 11
PORTLAND: WONDER BALLROOM
128 N.E. Russell St. (503-284-8686)

OCTOBER 12
SAN FRANCISCO: GRAND BALLROOM/FILLMORE
1290 Sutter Street (415-673-5716)

OCTOBER 13
ANAHEIM: HOUSE OF BLUES
1530 South Disneyland Drive
(714-778-2583)

OCTOBER 14
SAN DIEGO: HOUSE OF BLUES
1055 5th Avenue (619-299-2583)

OCTOBER 15
LOS ANGELES:AVALON
1735 North Vine St. (323-462-8900)

OCTOBER 17
DENVER/BOULDER: FOX THEATRE
1135 13 TH Street (303-447-0095)

OCTOBER 19
MINNEAPOLIS: FIRST AVENUE/QUEST
701 First Avenue North
(612-338-8388)

OCTOBER 20
LAWRENCE: GRANADA THEATRE
1020 Massachusetts Street
(785-842-1390)

OCTOBER 21
CHICAGO: VIC THEATRE
3145 North Sheffield (773) 472-0449

OCTOBER 22
CLEVELAND: HOUSE OF BLUES
308 Euclid Avenue (216-523-2583)

OCTOBER 26
AUSTIN: STUBBS
801 Red River Street
(512-480-8341)

OCTOBER 27
DALLAS: GYPSY BALLROOM
2548 Elm Street (214-744-9779)

OCTOBER 28
HOUSTON: MERIDIAN
1503 Chartres Street (713-225-1717)

NOVEMBER 11
NASHVILLE: CITY HALL
405 12 th Avenue South
(615-256-9008)

NOVEMBER 12
ATLANTA: EATHLINK LIVE/ROXY
1374 West Peachtree Street NW
(404-875-8929)

NOVEMBER 14
CARRBORO: CAT’S CRADLE
300 East Main Street (919-967-9053)

NOVEMBER 15
BALTIMORE: SONAR
407 East Saratoga Street
(410-327-8333)

NOVEMBER 16
PHILADELPHIA: TROCADERO
1003 Arch Street (215-922-5483)

NOVEMBER 20
BOSTON/PROVIDENCE: THE ROXY
279 Tremont Street (617-338-7699)

NOVEMBER 21
ATLANTIC CITY: HOUSE OF BLUES
801 Boardwalk (609-236-2583)

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 - 2,300 capacity venues located in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Cleveland, San Diego and Atlantic City.

• 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, Seattle (The Gorge), Atlanta, Cleveland, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

House of Blues - IT IS LIVE!™ www.hob.com

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, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) 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. PSP™ is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.

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, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system and the PSP™ 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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