Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick/Warner Bros. album, "American Life," due April 22 in North American and a day earlier internationally. On April 22, the s
Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick/Warner Bros. album, "American Life," due April 22 in North American and a day earlier internationally. On April 22, the singer will perform her new songs live for the first time in a one-hour MTV special, "Madonna on Stage & on the Record." The show will be taped at the network's Times Square studios in New York, and will air on MTV at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Madonna will also take live questions from the audience. Contest winners from Infinity Broadcasting-owned radio stations around the country will be invited to attend the show (Infinity and MTV are both owned by Viacom.)
Also on April 22, Madonna will be featured on NBC's "Today" and "Dateline," and she is set to perform on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman." The artist also will also appear on ABC morning talk show "Live With Regis and Kelly" on April 23, and will, as previously reported, make a highly publicized guest appearance on NBC sitcom "Will & Grace" in an episode airing April 24.
Last week, Madonna canceled the release of her "American Life" video, which features anti-war imagery. The artist said she did not want to risk offending anyone and did not want the video to be misinterpreted.
In related news, MTV.com today (April 8) premieres a new online initiative called "The Leak," in which fans can preview full-length tracks from an upcoming album before the album's release. Madonna will be the inaugural artist for "The Leak," as songs from the "American Life" album will be exclusively available on the site through April 22.