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Big Band Madonna
Monday, September 24, 2012, 10 PM
Liberty Hall @ the Ace Hotel
20 W 29th St. (just east of Broadway)
From www.newsday.com/backstage-pass - thanks to Alex
To read the rest of the Jim Farber review visit www.nydailynews.com
Thanks to Alex and DJ Danny Echi
Madonna has described the show in a statement as 'the journey of a soul from darkness to light,' and perhaps it is. Near the beginning, after tolling church bells and chanting, a gun-toting Madonna is besieged by assailants from all directions and dispatches them in self-defense as giant spatters of blood fill the video screen. In that opening segment she sings about jealousy, divorce and, in 'Revolver' - with images of guns and ammunition - about sex as a weapon.
Yet the bad-gal nastiness soon gives way to more generous impulses, trading violent shock value for flamboyant showmanship. By the end she’s sharing a big dance party. And the concert is less a story than an excellent excuse for extravagant, perpetually surprising production numbers involving more than three dozen performers, while it turns some of Madonna’s past hits inside out.
To read the rest of the review visit www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/arts/music
Thanks to Alex and Daniel
From Press Association Via Yahoo! News
One of the great highlights has been the chance to spend more time with Madonna's fans every night.
Many of you have come to show after show, again and again. Many of you have flown across the world to see the show.
I have met thousands of you personally and even photographed thousands more.
Your support and dedication is greatly appreciated.
I've truly enjoyed listening to your thoughts each night. I've agreed with many of you and even argued with some. I loved all of it. You've shared with me your positive opinions and even in a few cases some criticism. Both are coming from the same place: your LOVE for Madonna - Thank you for sharing!
In just a few hours MDNA tour begins a new chapter in Philadelphia with the start of our sold out U.S. and Canadian dates.
I look forward to meeting more of you there, taking your photos and hearing what you have to say.
Enjoy the show!
Best - Guy Oseary
madonnalicious needs readers to send us pictures and video clips from the shows as the tour travels across North America. We would especially like video clips of Madonna's speech to the crowd at each show!
Most of all have fun, dance and sing at the shows!
But above all its a journey
From darkness to light
From anger to love.
From chaos to order.
It's true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns - but they are used as metaphors.
I do not condone violence or the use of guns.
Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging. In my case its wanting to stop the lies and hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken.
Ultimately as we follow through the journey of my story, the audience can see quite clearly what I see -
That the enemy is within and the only way to survive Disappointment Disapproval Judgment Heartbreak Jealousy Envy And Hatred Is with Love - not with revenge - not with guns and not with violence.
In spite of all the chaos and darkness and intolerance we seem to be encountering more and more in the world,
We cannot allow our anger or bitterness to swallow us up.
We come to understand that
There is an innate and pure love inside us all and we have to find a way to tap into it.
And we can't do it by being victims or placing the blame or pointing the finger at others.
But by recognizing that the enemy is within
And when we come to terms with it
And accept it
And struggle to change ourselves,
Then we can change the world without hurting anyone and we can inspire others to do the same.
When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point, Sometimes I play both.
I enjoy acting out this journey.
For none of us are perfect and we all have our own journey of growth to go on.
I know people can relate to it.
It's very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context.
It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end. I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, Invigorated and will want to make the world a better place.
And this of course was always my intention.
Listen to Janet & Nick in the morning for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Madonna in concert, September 12th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto! And listen Thursday where the best Madonna 'Lookalike' wins a trip for two to NYC including: roundtrip airfare, one-night hotel stay, and a pair of tickets to see Madonna, September 6th at Yankee Stadium!
Thanks to Patricia
Join Madonna fans from all over the world on Saturday 27th October at G-A-Y Late, Goslett Yard, Soho, London for over 8 hours of non stop Madonna hits, remixes, rarities and live clips including all your favourites and even MDNA Tour performances!
The only Fan Parties supported by Madonna's team, the reason for this FREE event is to CELEBRATE 30 YEARS of Madonna - yes, in October it will have been 30 years since the Queen of Pop released her first single, 'Everybody'.
Not only will you be able to dance & sing, but you'll be able to get together with fans you met across Europe on the MDNA Tour this summer. If you are coming for the first time or one your own, please post on the Facebook Page or message Madonna Fan Party directly to make sure you have the best day!
Doors open at 2pm and entrance is free - arrive early to make sure you see your requests and make sure you get in!
Filling those screens with multimedia content was largely the responsibility of Moment Factory, following an acclaimed collaboration for the NFL’s Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis that featured Madonna.
'The show is a theatrical journey,' says Sakchin Bessette, creative director and co-founder of Moment Factory. 'It goes through so many different worlds and emotions, and they are all linked together in a great way. It’s a real honor to have the chance to work so closely with Madonna. She has changed the musical landscape so profoundly, and so many times, over the course of her career.' Swedish film and music video director Jonas Akerlund and Dago Gonzalez also created some of the video content for the tour.
The team had four months to develop concepts, create designs, and produce multimedia content for songs across three acts of the production. The process required full 2D and 3D animation production as well as the coordination of multiple video shoots in India, New York, and Montreal. The artists at Moment Factory took advantage of the full potential of the screens on the set—also comprising two Winvision 875 LED Screens for stadium dates with content running through a setup of three United Visual Artists d3 HD Media Servers and six Barco FLM-HD20 projectors.
The main stage surface actually contains 36 cubes, motorized and covered with the Daktronics LED modules, that can be raised and lowered during the performance to create a constantly evolving visual environment. The results are widely varied: 'Girl Gone Wild' is set in a photorealistic 3D cathedral; 'I’m A Sinner' takes the audience on a kaleidoscopic train trip through India; and the grand finale, 'Celebration,' is a full-throttle blast of shape, color, and movement.
'With Moment Factory, it’s never about ‘providing content;’ it’s about creating a piece, a story in itself, which is very close to my philosophy of art,' says show director Michel Laprise. 'Projection is a medium that employs a great deal of technology, and one of the many qualities I much appreciate from Moment Factory is the way they make it feel and look so organic, very warm. Their team has a way of working that is similar to that of a painter or a visual artist.'
From livedesignonline.com/projects/madonna_MDNA - thanks to Chad
MGM HD would like to invite Madonna fans to enter a competition to win 5 pairs of free tickets to this event, all you have to do is answer these questions. 'Whilst filming Madonna's directorial debut W.E, there was an interruption during the filming of the final scene. The questions are, 'Where was the final scene shot and what was the interruption caused by?'
Send your answers to JCarr (at) MGM.com no later than 2pm on Friday 24 August.
Those that want to secure your tickets now or for more information please go to www.guiltypleasures.co.uk/london/tickets-dates and order yours today!
From AFP Via Yahoo! News
But as we say goodbye, North America gets ready to say hello! The first show on US soil is in Philadelphia next Tuesday 28 August. For those seeing the tour in North America I bet it seems like you have been waiting forever to see MDNA!
madonnalicious continues to rely on readers pictures and videos from the shows, especially now as the tour is on another continent - so help keep our MDNA dose up by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The entries will be judged in an online poll and by Madonna herself, with the winning design going into production!
For details and rules on the competition visit www.uniqlo.com/utgp2013 - the competition closes on Sunday 02 September 2012.
Thanks to Alex
From Reuters Via Yahoo! News
Picture by Xavier
From Reuters Via Yahoo! News