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Q-Tip and The Cool Kids to Headline 2K Sports Bounce Tour
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 3:30PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Roni Moore and Decon Media:

Q-Tip and The Cool Kids to Headline 4th Annual 2K Sports Bounce Tour

New York, NY – October 27, 2008 – 2K Sports, announced today details for the 4th annual Bounce Tour, the latest addition to 2K Sports’ series of live events celebrating the convergence of music, sports and video game culture. The tour lineup consists of Q-Tip (from A Tribe Called Quest), who will be supported by his live band, DJ Scratch (from EPMD) and the popular duo The Cool Kids, who will also be performing new material and other banging hits. The Bounce Tour is scheduled to appear in 20 different cities across the country from Nov.5 – Dec.3.

“Q-Tip killed it last year on the 2K8 Bounce Tour and we’re honored to have him back on tour with us. He’s a legend in the game, and one of the most influential artists in hip-hop culture,” said Tim Rosa, director of brand and lifestyle marketing at 2K Sports. "We’re also excited to have The Cool Kids performing new material on the tour. Their music is unique and positive, their vibe is independent and authentic, and they roll with their own signature style, all of which reflect the same attributes we strive for with our games."

After the Bounce Tour in 2006,Q-Tip returns with another hip-hop pioneer, EPMD's DJ Scratch, to perform new tracks from his upcoming solo album, The Renaissance, along with other classics. The Cool Kids, who have already partnered with 2K Sports on a variety of efforts including recording an exclusive track titled “2K Pennies” and having playable in-game characters, will perform as the opening act on the tour. Fans can also now download the 2K Pennies track for free, at the 2K Sports website, http://www.2ksports.com/coolkids .

In addition to the live music performances, the Bounce Tour will provide fans with an exciting opportunity to play the latest games by 2K Sports, check out different visual vignettes of games displayed throughout the show, and receive exclusive gear and other exciting giveaways. To find out more information about the 4th annual Bounce Tour, and to find the nearest stop, please visit http://www.2ksports.com/bouncetour . The full schedule for the 4th annual Bounce Tour is below:

Wednesday, Nov. 5 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Friday, Nov. 7 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Saturday, Nov. 8 Denver, CO Cervantes Ballroom
Monday, Nov. 10 Portland, OR Roseland
Tuesday, Nov. 11 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Thursday, Nov. 13 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Saturday, Nov. 15 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Sunday, Nov. 16 Las Vegas, CA House of Blues
Monday, Nov. 17 Phoenix, AZ Marquee
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Thursday, Nov. 20 Austin, TX Stubb’s
Friday, Nov. 21 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Saturday, Nov. 22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Monday, Nov. 24 Atlanta, GA Centerstage
Wednesday, Nov. 26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Friday, Nov. 28 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Saturday, Nov. 29 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Sunday, Nov. 30 Washington D.C. 930 Club
Tuesday, Dec. 2 New York, NY Nokia
Wednesday, Dec. 3 Philadelphia, PA Trocodero



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