News Release

Madonna to Perform Live at New York's Roseland Ballroom -- April 30

April 13, 2008

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519Control Room Press Contact:
Ehrin Cummings
ecummings@controlroom.com  
310-550-3883

Contact for Madonna:
Liz Rosenberg
Warner Bros. Records
liz.rosenberg@wbr.com  
212-707-3256

    NEW YORK, NY —
  • Historic Event Presented by Verizon Wireless, Control Room and MSN
  • Show to Be Broadcast Live on MSN.com (music.msn.com) April 30 in the US and May 15 ex-US
  • New Madonna CD 'HARD CANDY' Scheduled for April 29 US Release

In celebration of the release of Madonna's upcoming CD 'HARD CANDY,' Control Room, MSN and Verizon Wireless will present the one and only Madonna live at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday evening, April 30, it was confirmed today by Warner Bros. Records. The Control Room-produced show will be available live on MSN Music In Concert (www.music.msn.com) on April 30th in the US and on May 15 ex-US.

Verizon customers will be amongst the handful of lucky winners who will attend the show. Other lucky fans will need to line up outside of Roseland to receive tickets on a first come basis. This special event will be the first time Madonna will debut songs from her hotly anticipated new album 'HARD CANDY' which is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 29.

The first single from the album, '4 Minutes' has already jumped to the Number One spot in many countries. The song, which features Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake was produced by Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

Verizon Wireless customers who want a chance to win tickets to the show can learn more at:
http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2008/04/pr2008-04-13.html.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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 Control Room
As the leading producer and distributor of world-class entertainment, Control Room's live music programming showcases the world's biggest artists from a variety of venues through multi-platform broadcasts via television, broadband and wireless platforms. Control Room has produced and distributed nearly 100 live music events delivering the highest quality productions in the industry with 8-10 camera shoots in Native HD (1080p) and using Dolby 5.1 to ensure the most compelling audience experience. In 2007, Control Room produced the largest entertainment event in history, Live Earth. On July 7, 2007, the 7-continent, 24-hour music extravaganza featured 150 of the world's leading artists to raise awareness for the Climate Crisis with a message of solutions and personal responsibility.

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