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TOUR UPDATES: FYE Is Retail Sponsor For Ozzfest 2002 – Injury Causes Guided By Voices Show Cancellations & More

FYE, one of the country's leading specialty retailers of music, movies and games, is the exclusive music retail sponsorship of Ozzfest 2002. The tour, produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, kicks-off on July 6th in Bristow, VA and travels to 30 U.S. markets.

Ozzfest 2002 will feature a line-up of heavy metal's artists, including Ozzy Osbourne, System of A Down, Rob Zombie, POD, Drowning Pool, Adema, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, The Apex Theory, Mushroomhead, Soil and more.
FYE will offer fans the rare opportunity to meet select tour artists and purchase their CDs by setting up unique autograph signing tents located on-site at the "Village of the Damned," Ozzfest's renowned interactive festival area.

"FYE continuously works to bring live entertainment to our customers by creating opportunities for consumers to meet today's biggest recording artists at our FYE locations throughout the country, as well as through our sponsorship of important music events such as Ozzfest," said Mark Hogan, Vice President of Marketing for Trans World Entertainment/FYE. "FYE's sponsorship of Ozzfest extends our 'Never Stop Playing' music experience, advancing our mission to offer customers the most exciting connection to fun and entertainment possible."

FYE will create exclusive "Ozzfest 2002" CD samplers, featuring songs from many of the tour's headliners, available for free at all FYE locations nationwide with the CD purchase of any Ozzfest artist. Additionally, fans
can visit FYE locations or log onto for special offers and Ozzfest ticket promotions. FYE will also be included in tour advertising, receive on-site presence at concerts and will feature
their association with Ozzfest on in-store signage.

"As the official music retail sponsor of Ozzfest, FYE is giving fans an exciting opportunity to meet some of the greatest names in heavy metal," said Joseph Bongiovi, Vice President, Tour Sponsorship, Clear Channel Entertainment. "It's a fitting sponsorship opportunity that will help FYE to directly connect with some of the most dedicated music fans around."

In addition to sponsoring Ozzfest 2002, FYE will also be the exclusive music retailer sponsor of concerts produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment through March 2003 at various Philadelphia-area venues and the
presenting sponsor of the "FYE Concert Series" at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center ("SPAC") in New York.

Injury Causes Guided By Voices Show Cancellations

Guided By Voices canceled its May 12 show in Pittsburgh and May 14 gig in New York, after frontman Robert Pollard suffered a back injury. Both shows are likely be rescheduled at the end of an upcoming June/July tour. The band is promoting Universal Truths and Cycles (Matador), due out June 18.

Unlimited Sunshine Tour 2002

Cake, The Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, and Kinky are touring
together this summer under the Unlimited Sunshine 2002 banner. The tour is the
brainchild of Cake's John McCrea and Pete McNeal. The Hackensaw Boys will
perform acoustic bluegrass interludes between sets.

"This music, to varying degrees, exists outside of the very concepts of

mainstream and alternative," explains McCrea. "The criteria are alive and not
theoretical, musical and not cultural or economic. We just wanted to find some
music that we didn't hate and put it into a show."

Unlimited Sunshine Tour Dates:

July 31 St Louis, MO The Pageant

August 1 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont

August 2 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 4 Seattle, WA Summer Nights at the Pier

August 8 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

August 9 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium

August 10 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre

August 11 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre

August 20 Detroit, MI Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre

August 21 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre

August 22 Philadelphia ,PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts

August 23-24 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park Bandshell

August 26 Boston MA Fleet Boston Pavillion

August 29 Columbus, OH, Promowest Pavillion

August 30 Chicago, IL The Aragon Ballroom

August 31 St Paul, MNcRoy Wilkins Auditorium

Hand Injury Sidelines Gravity Kills

Gravity Kills cancelled its remaining concert dates after keyboardist Doug Firley seriously injured his hand during the group's Allentown, PA show, when Firley dropped his springloaded keyboard on his
hand during a song. Firley is now home in St. Louis undergoing treatment.

The group is still expected to return to the road on May 19 for a WAAF performance and will be on the Locobazooka tour, which kicks off June 27 at Milwaukee Summerfest.