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Sting to perform free concert for Windows XP launch

Microsoft today announced that as part of its worldwide launch of Windows XP in New York, it would host a public concert dedicated to the people of New York City on Thursday, Oct. 25. International recording artist Sting will perform at the midday concert in New York's Bryant Park. The concert will be webcast around the world on MSN, the most popular portal destination on the World Wide Web.

"We're honored to be doing the Windows XP launch in New York and couldn't be happier that Sting has accepted our invitation to perform," said Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect at Microsoft. "This concert gives us a chance to recognize the courage and resiliency of New York as we launch a new age in personal computing with Windows XP."

The hourlong free concert will take place in the heart of midtown Manhattan, in Bryant Park at 1 p.m., capping the festivities of the Microsoft(R) Windows XP launch held three blocks away in Times Square's Marriott Marquis Theatre. The park will open at 11 a.m. the day of the concert.

Tickets, which are required for the free concert, are available at Manhattan retailers including two CompUSA stores on 57th and Broadway and 5th and 38th; FYE across from the Radio City Music Hall; three Gateway County Stores on Park and 17th, Columbus Circle and East 86th; J&R Computer and Music World on 15 Park Row; and Virgin Megastore in Times Square. Best Buy stores in Secaucus and Rego Park in Queens will also be distributing tickets.

For those unable to attend this exciting event, MSN Music and Intel Corp., a key Microsoft launch participant, will provide a live webcast exclusively for fans in the United States at https://music.msn.com/sting/ on Oct. 25. This site will also include other interesting information about Sting and his upcoming album. For those who miss the live webcast, it will be available one week after the event to view on demand.

News source: CBS MarketWatch

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