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DJ Z-Trip to Headline All Pro Tour to showcase 2K Sports’ All-Pro Football 2K8 Video Game


2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today the All Pro tour, featuring headliner DJ Z-Trip, one of the world’s most celebrated DJs and producers. The tour kicks off on July 23rd in Sacramento, CA, and is heading coast-to-coast to showcase 2K Sports’ All-Pro Football 2K8 and the joint soundtrack release with Decon Records called All Pro. Joining DJ Z-Trip for roughly two dozen dates are Aceyalone and Gift of Gab, both of which appear on All Pro, the CD of remixes, mash-ups and original material that DJ Z-Trip produced for the game.

In addition to DJ Z-Trip, Aceyalone and Gift of Gab, other artists who appear on the soundtrack, such as Rakim and M-1, are expected to make guest appearances along the tour route. Beyond the rhymers and beats, tour stops will feature kiosks with All-Pro Football 2K8 and a multi-media component to DJ Z-Trip’s performance that integrates some of the game’s most intense plays.

“It’s rare when an artist can design an original soundtrack that integrates seamlessly into a video game and then transition that to a live setting,” said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports’ Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. “DJ Z-Trip has accomplished this feat, so we’re excited to introduce his live mix show with various musicians and emcees from the soundtrack coupled with a live VJ kicking out visuals - this is going to be a sick show.”

Tour Dates:

Jul 23 Harlow’s Nightclub Sacramento, California
Jul 24 The Independent San Francisco, California
Jul 25 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
Jul 26 Last Supper Club Seattle, Washington
Jul 28 Suedes Park City, Utah
Jul 29 Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado
Jul 31 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Aug 01 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
Aug 02 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 03 Theatre of Living Arts (Filmore) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 04 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 05 Highline Ballroom New York, New York
Aug 06 Konkrete Jungle Richmond, Virginia
Aug 08 Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont
Aug 09 Agora Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 12 Shambhala Festival Salmo, British Columbia
Aug 15 House of Blues Los Angeles, California
Aug 16 Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
Aug 18 Elysium Austin, Texas
Aug 19 Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Aug 21 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aug 22 Brickhouse Phoenix, Arizona
Aug 23 The Grove Anaheim, California
Aug 25 Southern Comfort Festival San Diego, California

All-Pro Football 2K8 is now available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and features an authentic next generation gridiron experience that showcases legendary gameplay, innovative features, and the outstanding visual quality sports gamers have come to expect from 2K Sports.


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