SCEA sponsors Road to Voodoo

PS2 gets its own music festival--following in the footsteps of GameCube and Xbox.

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Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that they will be the title sponsor of the PlayStation 2 Road to Voodoo, a 21-stop coast-to-coast tour featuring the musical stylings of Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, and DJ Swamp.

The tour begins in San Francisco on September 29 and ends at a festival in New Orleans from October 31 to November 2. Dubbed the 2003 Voodoo Music Experience, the three-day event features acts like 50 Cent, Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, Staind, Paul Oakenfold, and Marilyn Manson--in addition to the artists on the PS2 Road to Voodoo, which will be presented by Best Buy and produced by the House of Blues. For additional details, and to purchase tickets, visit www.hob.com.

Additionally, the PlayStation 2 DJ Tent, at the Voodoo Music Experience, will showcase the talents of various DJs--including Paul Oakenfold, RJD2, DJ Dan, Sandra Collins, Bad Boy Bill, Felix da Housecat, Z-trip, Rabbit in the Moon--as well as several playable, upcoming first-party games, like SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, Rise to Honor, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, NBA ShootOut 2004, and EyeToy. Finally, Voodoo Music Experience will offer the PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, a 77-foot truck with 31 kiosks. For additional details about the 2003 Voodoo Music Experience, visit www.voodoomusicfest.com.

The PS2 Road to Voodoo comes after concerts sponsored this year by Nintendo and Microsoft. Nintendo was the title sponsor of the Nintendo Fusion Tour Presenting Evanescence, which also featured alternative bands Cauterize, Revis, and Cold. Kiosks offering various first- and third-party GameCube and GBA games were also present.

Xbox was the presenting sponsor of Lollapalooza 2003, which saw performances from Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle, Jurassic 5, The Donnas, The Distillers, and Rooney. The festival also featured the GameRiot experience, which offered various first- and third-party Xbox and PC games. GameSpot was also a sponsor of that event.

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