Madonna to perform on MSN.com

 Historic Event Presented by Verizon Wireless, Control Room and MSN
– Show to be Broadcast Live on MSN.com (music.msn.com) April 30th in the US and May 15th ex-US
– New Madonna CD ‘HARD CANDY’ Scheduled for April 29th US Release

NEW YORK, NY, April 14, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE 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 30th, it was confirmed today by Warner Bros. Records. The Control Room-produced show will be available live on MSN Music In Concert (www.msn.com) on April 30th in the US and on May 15th 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 29th.

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.

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: http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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.

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