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Tapes ‘n Tapes to Headline 2K Sports’ 2nd Annual Hit-n-Run Tour in Support of Major League Baseball®2K7

National Hit-n-Run Tour to Feature Campus-Geared Video Game Challenge and Music Tour

New York, NY – March 28, 2007 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced the 2nd annual Hit-n-Run tour in support of Major League Baseball®2K7. The tour kicks off with a college campus focused video game tournament followed by XL Records’ Tapes ‘n Tapes headlining the tour’s second leg. The tournament runs from March 6th to April 9th, with Tapes ‘n Tapes taking over from April 16th through May 24th.

Kicking off the first part half of the Hit-n-Run Tour prior to Tapes ‘n Tapes’ arrival is a campus roving video game tournament that invites the public to compete in the Home Run Derby mode of Major League Baseball 2K7 for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The champion will be awarded a trophy and prizes, while participants checking out the game on a multitude of kiosks will receive a gift bag loaded with 2K Sports swag. The tournament leg will feature emcee DJ Statik Selektah from Shade 45, the Sirius Radio Show. Among the giveaways and prizes are games, soundtrack CDs, exclusive T-shirts created by famous designers like IS050, limited edition gloves by Rawlings, authentic retro style jerseys, and much more.

The second leg of the tour switches from the tournament mode to Tapes 'n Tapes, who are among the many independent and mainstream alt rock artists that make up the video game soundtrack for Major League Baseball 2K7 and redefine the sound of the sport for the gamers of today.

“Working with Tapes ‘n Tapes for the Hit-n-Run tour is a great way to showcase how the sound of baseball has changed to suit the current generation of gamers,” said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports’ Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. “Their live performance is explosive and takes you down a path that is reminiscent of seeing The Pixies live for the first time. They kill it on every song, so we’re excited to have them represent the 2K Sports brand.”

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tapes 'n Tapes formed in 2003 and has released two albums, the self-released Tapes 'n Tapes EP in 2004 followed by the full-length release, The Loon, on Ibid Records in 2005. The band signed to XL Recordings in 2006, and the label re-released The Loon. With a myriad of influences and tempos, they represent a new breed of rock artist that defies any traditional genre blueprint. The band will be performing a combination of recent and unreleased songs from their upcoming album.

"Three-fourths of Tapes 'n Tapes love to play video games, and all of us are baseball fans, so it seemed like a good fit for us to have ‘Insistor’ on the soundtrack for Major League Baseball 2K7,” said Josh Grier, Tapes ‘n Tapes’ vocalist. “On top of all of that, what band wouldn't want to be on a soundtrack that also includes songs by The Stooges, Nirvana, The Pixies, The Walkmen, and The Thermals?"

Tournament Tour Dates:

3/29 Statesboro, GA - Russell Union at Georgia Southern Univ. Doors: 11-5pm
4/4 N. Charleston, SC - Brewer Center at Charleston Southern Univ. Doors: 1-6pm
4/6 Charlotte, NC - Food Court/Student Activities Ctr. at Univ. of N. Carolina. Doors: 12-4pm
4/9 Richmond, VA - Park Plaza at Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Doors: 10-5pm

Tapes ‘n Tapes Tour Dates:

4/16 Columbia, Missouri - The Blue Note
4/17 St. Louis, Missouri - Creepy Crawl
4/18 Nashville, Tennessee - Mercy Lounge
4/20 Dallas, Texas - Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom
4/21 Austin, Texas - Emo's Alternative Lounging
4/22 Houston, Texas - Numbers
4/25 Phoenix, Arizona – Brickhouse
5/01 Santa Cruz, California – The Attic
5/02 San Francisco, California - Great American Music Hall
5/04 Portland, Oregon - Dante's
5/05 Seattle, Washington - Neumo's
5/06 Vancouver, B.C., Canada - Plaza Club
5/09 Denver, Colorado - Bluebird Theater
5/10 Omaha, Nebraska - Sokol Underground
5/11 Des Moines, Iowa - Vaudeville Mews
5/12 Chicago, Illinois - The Abbey
5/14 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Barrymore’s
5/15 Montreal, Quebec City, Canada - Le National
5/16 Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Lee's Palace
5/17 Buffalo, New York – Mohawk Place
5/18 New York, New York - Irving Plaza
5/19 Boston, Massachusetts - Paradise Rock Club
5/22 Cleveland, Ohio – Grog Shop
5/23 Columbus, Ohio – The Basement
5/24 Newport, Kentucky – Southgate House

For more tour details, visit: http://www.2ksports.com/games/mlb2k7/hitandrun/

Major League Baseball 2K7, rated “E” for Everyone, is in stores now for Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment systems, and PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) computer entertainment systems. For more information log onto: www.2ksports.com

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