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Fuse Presents "Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live From the Roxy"

August 3, 2011

The Exclusive Concert From the Legendary Los Angeles
Roxy Theatre Will Premiere on Fuse August 30th at 9:00pm ET

Broadcast on Fuse Presented By Coke Zero

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), today announced that the GRAMMY award-winning Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on August 22nd for a concert that will air exclusively on Fuse on August 30th at 9:00 pm ET. The private fan-filled concert will feature the Chili Peppers playing their greatest hits, along with songs from their latest album. Fuse and Coke Zero have collaborated to bring the concert to fans across the U.S. with limited commercial interruption.

In celebration of the release of their new album, I'm With You, scheduled to hit stores the same day, August 30th, on Warner Bros. Records, Fuse is also giving fans 24 hours of Red Hot Chili Peppers programming. The Chili Peppers takeover will include a sit-down interview with the band titled "Red Hot Chili Peppers: On The Record with Fuse," airing at 8:30 pm ET, where Fuse host Touré will have an in-depth and revealing conversation. The takeover culminates with the telecast of "Fuse Presents: Red Hot Chili Peppers Live from the Roxy" at 9:00 pm ET.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, comprised of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, are one of the most successful acts in rock history. They have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California," "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all-time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1. For further information and tour updates, please visit http://redhotchilipeppers.com/.

"As huge fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fuse is excited to be showcasing this unique and memorable performance at the iconic Roxy Theatre," said David Clark, evp, general manager, Fuse. "Through the 'Fuse Presents' series, we are thrilled to bring this exclusive multi-platform experience to Red Hot Chili Pepper fans across the country, just in time for their album release."

Coca-Cola, a signature partner of The Madison Square Garden Company, is the presenting sponsor of the "Fuse Presents" concert series. The unique relationship between Fuse and Coca-Cola offers fans a multi-platform experience to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Roxy Theatre. "Fuse Presents" provides a distinct experience to artists and partners — with access to legendary venues and national television exposure, along with combined marketing power to garner attention from an expansive network of music lovers. The series includes branded telecasts from some of the biggest names in music with shows including JAY-Z at Madison Square Garden, Linkin Park at Madison Square Garden, Maroon 5 from The Beacon Theatre, Drake at Radio City Music Hall and Kanye West from The Chicago Theatre.

For more information on programming surrounding the show, photo galleries and video clips, go to www.fuse.tv/redhotchilipeppers.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks — all rooted in the music experience.  Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives.  MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.

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About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

CONTACT: For Fuse

         Jessica SigelbaumJessica.Sigelbaum@msg.com

         212.324.3427



         For Red Hot Chili Peppers

         Brian Bumberybrian@bbgunpr.com

         323.904.9094



         For The Coca-Cola CompanySusan Striblingsstribling@coca-cola.com

         404.676.4120

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