ARTISTdirect ANNOUNCES SEVENTH ANNUAL SnoCore FESTIVALS

“SnoCore Rock” and “SnoCore Icicle Ball” Tours to Kick Off in February

Los Angeles, CA — MONDAY, January 14, 2002 — ARTISTdirect’s (Nasdaq: ARTD) SnoCore, the winter/sport/lifestyle touring event, will kick off its seventh year with two touring units on the road simultaneously — the “SnoCore Rock” tour, and the “SnoCore Icicle Ball.”

The “SnoCore Rock” line-up will headline the Grammy-nominated Alien Ant Farm, who will be joined by the punk-rock band Fenix TX, and progressive hardcore GlassJaw, with an opening act to be announced. The “SnoCore Rock” tour kicks off on February 15 in Providence, Rhode Island, and will play more than thirty-five shows in major cities throughout the U.S.

The talent line-up for “SnoCore Icicle Ball” will headline Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on most dates, and the rest of the bill will vary from city to city (see below for specifics). In addition to Denso n, artists who will be on a selection of dates include Spearhead, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious, the influential political poet Saul Williams, Ozomati, and Sector 9. The “Icicle Ball” unit will play some forty dates between its February 1 kick-off in San Diego and its April 1 close in Toronto, and will include stops at snow resorts such as Park City, Vail, and Whistler.

“I am so proud to be able to offer fans an eclectic mix of artists as we’re doing with this year’s two SnoCore tours,” commented Marc Geiger, Vice Chairman, ARTISTdirect. “As happened with Lollapalooza a decade ago, a number of bands have been broken on SnoCore, and we hope to do it again this year. This is a great time of year to put a tour out, especially in places that don’t usually get regular concerts such as Lake Tahoe, Park City, and Vail.”

The ARTISTdirect SnoCore festival is the original winter lifestyle tour that features live music concert performances from some of the most credible artists toda y. Past SnoCore lineups have included Gold and Platinum artists such as Sublime, Primus, Blink-182, Fear Factory, The Pharcyde, Everclear, System of a Down, Kittie, and Powerman 5000.

For complete ticket information, log onto http://tickets.artistdirect.com or www.snocore.com .

With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for the ARTISTdirect SnoCore tours are as follows:

SnoCore ROCK
FEBRUARY 15 Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
16 Palladium, Boston, MA 17 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
18 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
19 Northern Lights, Albany, NY
24 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
25 Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
26 Metropol, Pittsburgh, PA
MARCH 1 Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ
2 Roseland, New York, NY
4 Newport, Columbus, OH
5 Egyptian Room, Indiana polis, IN
6 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
7 State Theatre, Detroit, MI
8 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
9 Modjeska Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
11 Quest, Minneapolis, MN
12 Main Lounge, Iowa City, IA
13 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
19 Portland, OR
21 McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
22 Rose Garden, Chico, CA
25 Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
27 RIMAC, La Jolla, CA
28 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
30 Desert Breeze Skate Park, Las Vegas, NV

SnoCore ICICLE BALL

FEBRUARY 15 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA*
16 Club Canyon Grand Room, Mammoth Mountain*
17 Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA*
18 Van Duzer Theatre, Arcata, CA*
21 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR*
22 Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA*
23 Convention Center, Whistler, BC*
24 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC*
26 McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR*
28 Senator Theatre, Chico, CA**

MARCH 1-2 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA**
4 Harry O’s, Park City, UT***
5 Big Easy, Boise, ID***
6 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT***
8-9 Fillmore Theatre, Denver, CO***
10 Dobson Arena, Vail, CO****
11 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO****
13 Main Lounge, Iowa City, IA#
14 Quest, Minneapolis, MN#
15 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL#
16 State Theatre, Detroit, MI#
17 Agora, Cleveland, OH#
19 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH#
21 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY##
23 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.##
25 Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT###
29 State Theatre, Portland, ME###
30 Metropolis, Montreal, MQ###
APRIL 1 Kool Haus, Toronto, ONT


* KarlDenson/Spearhead/Blackalicious/Saul Williams
** Karl Denson/Ozomatli/Blackalicious/Saul Williams
*** Karl Denson/Ozomatli/Sector 9/Blackalicious
**** Karl Denson/Ozomatli/Blackalicious
# Karl Denson//Nikka Costa/Blackalicious/Saul Williams
## Karl Denson//Nikka Costa/Spearhead/Blackalicious
### Spearhead/Nikka Costa/Blackalicious/Saul Williams

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