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The Pussycat Dolls to launch Xbox Sounds in Sydney

The Pussycat Dolls to launch Xbox Sounds at Sydney Opera House

The Pussycat Dolls
to launch Xbox Sounds at Sydney Opera
House
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29th September 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Pussycat Dolls to launch Xbox Sounds at Sydney Opera House

SYDNEY 29 SEPTEMBER 2008 – Xbox Australia and Universal Music Australia today announced an exclusive live event with The Pussycat Dolls on the northern broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House. The event is the first in a series entitled Xbox Sounds, which will see music artists performing throughout the summer at iconic Australian locations exclusively for Xbox.

Xbox Sounds will take place between October 2008 and April 2009 and is set to energise Australian music fans this summer. Tickets to each event will be free, offered through competitions and promotions in the lead-up to each performance.

In front of the global landmark and one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world, the Sydney Opera House, The Pussycat Dolls will perform tracks off their new album Doll Domination (out now), including the Platinum hit single “When I Grow Up”.

“The Xbox Sounds series is going to be huge”, said David McLean, Regional Director, Entertainment Devices Division. “We’ve lined up some brilliant artists to perform at the events. With the worlds of music and gaming becoming increasingly connected, Xbox is in an ideal position to work in partnership with Universal Music and Tourism Australia to secure some of our country’s most amazing landmarks as unforgettable backdrops for these events.”

“The Pussycat Dolls are the biggest girl band in the world right now and to have them in Australia and performing at the Sydney Opera House is sensational. I couldn’t imagine a better way for everyone in Australia to celebrate the launch of the Dolls fantastic new album Doll Domination, in conjunction with the launch of Xbox Sounds from our friends at Microsoft”, says George Ash, Managing Director of Universal Music Australia.

The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole, Ashley, Jessica, Melody and Kimberly, are Grammy-nominated pop superstars who exploded on the music scene in the summer of 2005 with their worldwide #1 hit “Don’t Cha.” Their debut album, PCD, has sold over 7 million copies worldwide on the strength of hit singles like “Buttons,” “Stickwitu” and “Beep” and is certified 3 X Platinum in Australia. On Doll Domination The Pussycat Dolls collaborated with the hottest producers in music including Timbaland, Cee-Lo and Sean Garrett. The album’s first single, “When I Grow Up” has already reached Platinum sales in Australia and hit #2 on the Motorola ARIA Singles Chart. “I Hate This Part”, their new single, debuted at #1 most added at Australian radio. There are also rumours of an imminent tour announce for 2009.

The Pussycat Dolls will also take time to experience the new Xbox 360 title Lips, a brand new singing title launching on the console in December. An Xbox 360 exclusive singing game, it measures both your performance and vocal ability, with wireless motion-sensitive microphones so you can jump around the room as you belt out your favourite songs.

With Lips, you have the ability to sing an unlimited amount of songs. Featuring an extensive collection of hits available on the game disc, the interactive game can be complimented with favourites from your own collection of songs. Simply connect your music player to your Xbox 360 and sing your heart out in ‘Freestyle’ mode.

More information on the Xbox Sounds events will be made available in the coming months as new and exciting acts are announced and the truly amazing Australian locations are revealed.

For more details on how to win tickets to the event please go to www.xbox.com.au.


www.getmusic.com.au

ENDS

About Xbox 360
The powerful Xbox 360 video game and entertainment experience delivers amazing games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming network, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 now boasts a catalogue of over 160 high-definition games and is expected to be available in nearly 40 countries by the end of 2007. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 logo, Xbox LIVE, Lips are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation.

Universal Music Group's record labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Records South, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.

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