July 19, 2007

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


National tour to feature openers Aceyalone and Gift of Gab, with guest appearances on select dates from other contributors to All Pro, the game’s soundtrack


2K Sports 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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