News Release

Encore! Encore! Concert Performances Available On Verizon Wireless V CAST Phones, Including: Velvet Revolver, Sum 41, Chicago, Avril Lavigne And Many More Top Artists

Verizon Wireless and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties Bring Live Concert Experience to New V CAST Encore Channel at No Additional Charge to Subscribers

May 23, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Ray Yeung/Jill Gumberg
Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
yeung@braincomm.com
gumberg@braincomm.com
212-986-6667

BEDMINSTER, NJ and HOUSTON — The hottest ticket in town is now on your wireless phone. Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, announced the launch of the V CAST Encore Channel today — a new V CAST channel exclusive to Verizon Wireless V CAST customers, broadcasting concert performances from top artists in rock, pop, alternative, country, world and hip-hop. On the V CAST Encore Channel, concert performances from popular artists will be broadcast in the days following select live shows for one week. Artists and songs available for viewing rotate as new performances take place around the country.

The V CAST Encore Channel is a continuation of Verizon Wireless' focus on delivering music to its customers, which began with ring tones and then evolved to Ringback Tones. The V CAST launch earlier this year offered customers full-length music videos. Now, because of the quality of Verizon Wireless' high-speed EV-DO network and the company's relationship with Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, V CAST customers have the opportunity to enjoy songs from their favorite artists from concerts taking place across the country.

"Our relationship with Clear Channel Entertainment Properties brings a broad range of popular artists to our wireless multimedia service," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "Clear Channel's unparalleled artist relationships will allow our V CAST customers to see and listen to concert performances from artists they love — regardless of whether their tastes are pop or alternative, country or hip-hop."

"Wireless is the next big delivery platform for extending the entertainment experience beyond live performances," said Bruce Eskowitz, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Properties. "We're breaking new ground in our collaboration with Verizon Wireless, the pioneer of next-generation wireless entertainment. With the delivery of a live concert experience following a show, V CAST customers across the country will now be able to experience the thrill of the most incredible entertainment at no extra charge."

Within days of a recent concert, each participating artist will offer a few of their songs for a limited time on the V CAST Encore Channel in the Entertainment category on Verizon Wireless V CAST-enabled wireless phones. For example, at launch V CAST customers can tune in to watch three songs from Velvet Revolver's May 18 show in Pittsburgh. There are no additional charges to view the concert songs — the V CAST Encore Channel is included in V CAST's monthly access fee. V CAST customers get unlimited access to a wide array of more than 300 videos that are updated daily from leading content providers, including the V CAST Encore Channel. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers also receive unlimited browsing of Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM news and information service. In addition, customers can choose from premium content, available for an additional cost, that includes 3D games, music videos and other premium channels.

V CAST's array of hot, new multimedia programming is located in the Get It Now® virtual store. Customers can access video from favorite news, sports and entertainment providers in the getFLIX shopping aisle and check out new, cutting-edge 3D games in the getGAMES aisle. V CAST also gives customers unlimited access to browse and view applications in the other familiar Get It Now shopping aisles — such as getTONES and getGOING.

V CAST customers can find the V CAST Encore Channel on the VX8000 phone. With the LG VX8000, V CAST customers can watch content on their wireless phones and experience outstanding clarity and sharpness.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy and participating RadioShack locations. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Clear Channel Entertainment Properties
Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, a division of Clear Channel Entertainment, markets the organization's vast network of assets — venues; music, motor sports, action sports, and theatrical properties; exclusive special events, exhibitions, and Emmy® award-winning television production services — to corporations seeking unique brand positioning. In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties specializes in creating custom, high-impact marketing programs and special events that provide flexibility for client budget and timing parameters. Services include advertising, strategic marketing and content development, national and local sales programs, product and service launches, and television/broadcast programming. The resources and reach of Clear Channel Entertainment Properties have already made it among the most sought-after partners for business and consumer marketing in live entertainment today. Clear Channel Entertainment is a division of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, promotes and/or produces over 32,000 events, attended by more than 69 million people. The company currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North America and 30 in Europe. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.  

Certain statements in this release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Visit our website at www.clearchannel.com.  

V CAST customers will be able to view concert video following the concerts below and check continuous concert schedule updates on the V CAST Encore Channel and at www.VZWhub.com (talent list subject to change).

V CAST ENCORE CHANNEL EVENTS

Steven Curtis Chapman
4/29/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Fall Out Boy
5/3/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Terri Clark
5/5/05
ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater, Hartford, CT

Gogol Bordello
5/6/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Terri Clark
5/6/05
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA

Soul Live
5/7/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Aqualung
5/10/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Lifehouse
5/11/05
Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

Terri Clark
5/13/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Indianapolis, IN

Breaking Benjamin
5/14/05
Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

Terri Clark
5/14/05
Post Gazette Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA

Velvet Revolver
5/14/05
Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

Crossfade
5/17/05
Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

Velvet Revolver
5/18/05
Chevrolet Amphitheater at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash
5/19/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Billy Idol
5/20/05
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

Porcupine Tree
5/20/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Velvet Revolver
5/20/05
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Terri Clark
5/21/05
Tweeter Center, Chicago, IL

Velvet Revolver
5/22/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Keane
5/24/05
Taft Theater, Cincinnati, OH

Gipsy Kings
5/25/05
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

Slightly Stoopid
5/25/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Velvet Revolver
5/25/05
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Sum 41
5/27/05
Chevrolet Amphitheater at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Crossfade and Shinedown
5/28/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Indianapolis, IN

Mindless Self Indulgence
5/28/05
Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

Terri Clark
5/28/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, KS

Sum 41
6/2/05
Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

Judas Priest
6/3/05
Tweeter Center, Chicago, IL

Kaiser Chiefs
6/4/05
White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA

Cowboy Junkies
6/4/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Keane
6/4/05
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

Jesse McCartney
6/5/05
Chevrolet Amphitheater at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Spoon
6/7/05
Paradise, Boston, MA

Ozomatli
6/8/05
Paradise, Boston, MA

Old 97's
6/9/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Jesse McCartney
6/10/05
Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Judas Priest
6/10/05
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Terri Clark
6/10/05
White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA

Deep Purple
6/11/05
Chevrolet Amphitheater at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Kaiser Chiefs
6/11/05
Avalon Hollywood, CA

Judas Priest
6/12/05
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA

Terri Clark
6/12/05
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

The Dears
6/12/05
Paradise, Boston. MA

Jesse McCartney
6/13/05
ctnow.com Oakdale Theater, Hartford, CT

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
6/14/05
Paradise, Boston, MA

Porcupine Tree
6/16/05
Roxy Theater, Atlanta, GA

Al Jarreau
6/16/05
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

Judas Priest
6/17/05
Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach, New York, NY

Keane
6/17/05
Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX

Judas Priest
6/18/05 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ

Moody Blues
6/18/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, TX

Terri Clark
6/18/05
Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen, Los Angeles, CA

Judas Priest
6/19/05
Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA

Moody Blues
6/19/05
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

Spoon
6/21/05
Avalon, Hollywood, CA

Judas Priest
6/22/05
Ford Amphitheater, Tampa, FL

Judas Priest
6/23/05
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, F

Judas Priest
6/25/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, TX

Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime
6/29/05
Avalon, Boston, MA

Judas Priest
7/6/05
White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

Breaking Benjamin
7/8/05
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA

Judas Priest
7/8/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA

Breaking Benjamin
7/9/05
Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
7/10/05
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA

Moody Blues
7/10/05
ctnow.com Oakdale Theater, Hartford, CT

Moody Blues
7/12/05
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

Breaking Benjamin
7/15/05
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA

Ozomatli
7/15/05
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Breaking Benjamin
7/16/05
ctnow.com Meadows Music, Hartford, CT

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
7/16/05
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA

Breaking Benjamin
7/22/05
Tweeter Center, Chicago, IL

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
7/22/05
Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ

Breaking Benjamin
7/23/05
Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OH

Sum 41
7/26/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA

Sum 41
7/30/05
White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
8/6/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Avril Lavigne
8/8/05
White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

Avril Lavigne
8/10/05
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
8/12/05
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Velvet Revolver
8/12/05
Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OH

Chicago
8/13/05
Ford Amphitheater, Tampa, FL

Sum 41
8/13/05
Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA

Velvet Revolver
8/13/05
Tweeter Center, Chicago, IL

Ozomatli
8/15/05
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

Breaking Benjamin
8/16/05
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

Avril Lavigne
8/16/05
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
8/16/05
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, IN

Huey Lewis
8/18/05
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
8/19/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, TX

Avril Lavigne
8/20/05
Ford Amphitheater, Tampa, FL

Sum 41
8/20/05
ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater, Hartford, CT

Avril Lavigne
8/21/05
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
8/21/05
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

Avril Lavigne
8/23/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Breaking Benjamin
8/24/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, KS

Avril Lavigne
8/25/05
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Velvet Revolver
8/27/05
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

Avril Lavigne
8/27/05
Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

Sum 41
8/27/05
Tweeter Center, Chicago, IL

Avril Lavigne
8/29/05
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA

Hammerfall and Edguy
8/30/05
Avalon, Hollywood, CA

Sum 41
8/30/05
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
8/31/05
White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
9/2/05
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

Sum 41
9/7/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
9/10/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA

Breaking Benjamin
9/11/05
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

Keane
TBD IN OCT
Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

Breaking Benjamin
TBD
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

Breaking Benjamin
TBD
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, TX

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