Madame X Tour: Two more Paris shows added

With the Madame X tour set to launch September 17th, Live Nation is pleased to announce due to demand 2 new dates in Paris to the series of rare and intimate performances of Madonna that will be held only in the most prestigious theaters of the whole world. In the historic hall of the Grand Rex: March 7 and 8, 2020 are added to the first twelve dates 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 26, 27, 29 February, 1, 3 and 4 March 2020.

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 17th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, the newly announced performances at the Golden Gate Theatre, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019. Madame X Tour continues in 2020 with multipe dates at the Lisbon Coliseum, The London Palladium and Le Grand Rex in Paris.

ICON is Madonna's official fan club. Legacy members will be eligible for a special presale for the newly announced dates starting Tuesday, September 17th (10am) through Thursday, September 19th (5pm).

Citi® is the official credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets for the additional shows beginning Tuesday, Wednesday Septembre 18th (10AM) through Thursday, September 19th (5pm), all times local. For complete cardmember details visit www.citientertainment.com

General onsale on all outlets on Friday September 20th at 10 AM.

From Madonna.com


Madonna And Too Faced Are Teaming Up On A Make-Up Collection

Brace yourselves people, Madonna, who’s been dictating make-up trends since the 80s when she graced our screens in the ‘Like A Virgin’ music video, is finally getting her very own make-up collection.

The music icon already has her own skincare line MDNA SKIN, which would set you back £302 for a face cream, but thankfully these products are slightly more affordable.

Teaming up with Too Faced, the brand famous for their Better Than Sex Mascara, the collection includes two make-up box sets, both inspired by Madonna’s stage looks from her hotly anticipated Madame X Tour.

The idea? To give fans their own piece of Madonna to take home and achieve the exact make-up looks Madge wears on stage. Anything that gets us a little bit closer to being Madonna is all good in our books.

Kit number 1, named ‘Medellin Set’, consists of a ruby red shade of Too Faced’s Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, a five part palette with four eyeshadows ranging from matte peaches to red shimmers and a baby pink blush. The set also includes the brand's Damn Girl! Mascara and Better Than Sex Liquid Liner.

Kit 2, named 'I Rise’ repeats the format but in soft dusty pink and rose gold shades.

Don't even get us started on the packaging. Needless to say, it's also pretty major, featuring the Madame X Tour logo with promo images of the queen herself. Make-up with Madonna on the front? We’re sold.

Whilst the exact prices haven’t been released yet we don’t expect it to come close to her skincare line. With average Too Faced prices ranging from £30-£40 for a decent-sized eyeshadow palette, we hope the Madonna collaboration will be along the same lines.

The collab officially drops tomorrow at the Madame X pop up shop in New York but lucky fans can also get their hands on it at the concert dates. Can all gigs have make-up merchandise from now on? Thanks.

From Elle.com / Via Yahoo! News


Live Nation Sued Over Madonna’s Performance at Eurovision Song Contest

Madonna’s Eurovision performance earlier this year was panned by many critics. Now she’s being sued over it as well.

The KAN Israeli public broadcaster, which produced the Eurovision Song Contest in May, filed a lawsuit in a Tel Aviv court on Thursday against Live Nation and Live Nation Israel. The suit, first reported by Israel’s Yediot Aharonot daily, alleges that Madonna’s representatives violated the terms of their agreement and reneged on financial promises.

A spokeswoman for KAN confirmed that the suit was filed, but declined to comment further. According to online court records, KAN is suing Live Nation for 1.375 million shekels ($390,000). A date for an initial hearing in the case has not been set yet. Live Nation Israel did not respond to a request for comment.

According to the court filing, KAN provided Madonna with technical and logistical support that went beyond the Eurovision production, costs that were supposed to be covered by the singer’s team. The additional support included projectors, headphones, additional stage assistants, tents, security and other extra staff. KAN alleges that Live Nation agreed to cover those costs but never paid up, and attempts to recoup the money since the show have been unsuccessful.

Madonna’s appearance fee for the 2019 Eurovision was covered by Canadian-Israeli billionaire Sylvan Adams. KAN publicly battled with the Israeli government over funding for the show, and was forced to take out a 70 million shekel loan (about $20 million) to cover the costs.

The Material Girl’s Eurovision performance was controversial from the start. After drawn-out negotiations, Madonna signed a contract only two days before she took the stage during the show’s grand finale. And KAN producers and the Eurovision organizers were not pleased that the singer displayed Israeli and Palestinian flags on the backs of two dancers during the show, something that had not appeared during rehearsals.

From Variety Via Yahoo! News


Madame X Pop-Up Store back in NYC

Fans in NYC can pop into the pop-up store to celebrate the opening of the Madame X Tour. Send madonnalicious@gmail.com any of your pictures from the store so we can all enjoy the merchandise!


New Madame X shows announced in Chicago and San Francisco

With the Madame X tour set to launch September 17th, Live Nation is pleased to announce that due to demand, a 7th and final Chicago show at the Chicago Theatre October 27th has been confirmed.

Additionally, to ensure fans in northern California don’t miss out, 3 San Francisco concerts - October 31, November 2 and November 4 have also been confirmed for the Golden Gate Theatre. These will be the only area dates to be added and tickets for shows in both Chicago and San Francisco will go on general sale this Friday, September 13th (10am local times).

ICON is Madonna's official fan club and Lifetime Legacy members of ICON will be eligible for a special presale for the newly announced dates starting Tuesday, September 10th (10am) through Thursday, September 12th (5pm). Legacy members, please read our detailed FAQ page.

Citi® is the official credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets for the additional shows beginning Tuesday, September 10th (noon) through Thursday, September 12th (5pm), all times local. For complete cardmember details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Fans may also access Madame X Tour VIP Packages which may include great ticket locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, fast pass access to designated VIP merch and concessions lanes, and more! . Additionally, fans can access Travel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, plus hotel accommodations and more! Complete VIP, Travel and ticketing information at www.ticketmaster.com

From Madonna.com


Madonna Is Secretly an Art World Influencer

Madonna has made her impact on earth known in countless ways in the 60 years that she’s been here. But not all of her impacts are so obvious. And this includes her influence on the art world: Beyond pioneering the crossover between pop and art by hanging with the likes of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and her former flame Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York in the ’80s, Madonna’s art world impact has been made almost entirely behind the scenes.

Take for example, Basquiat, whom Madonna dated in the early ’80s, when they were both on the brink of fame. Now one of the most popular artists on the market, Basquiat died in 1988, at just 28 years old, meaning that there’s only so much of his work out there to be bought and put on display (which is partly why his work continues to break records at auction). And, as Madonna revealed to Howard Stern in 2015, there’s even less of it because of his reaction to their breakup in 1984.

Since it wasn’t out of the ordinary for Madonna to wake up in the middle of the night and find that Basquiat wasn’t lying in bed but was on his feet painting, it’s only natural that over the course of a couple of years Madonna came to own quite a few pieces of Basquiat’s art. Those, however, will never be seen. 'When I broke up with him, he made me give [the paintings he gave me] back to him, and then he painted over them black,' she told Stern.

It’s unclear just how many Basquiats we lost to spite - Madonna was hardly the only notable woman he dated, although certainly the most notable - but we do know there’s only a single Frida Kahlo that Madonna has been keeping from the public eye, thankfully. Unfortunately, it happens to be arguably one of the most amazing works Kahlo ever produced. Painted in 1932, My Birth is true to its title: It’s a self-portrait, but Kahlo’s head isn’t in its usual place, atop her shoulders - instead, it is in the process of emerging from the womb. It’s quite a sight to see, and quite a privilege to see it, given that Madonna turned down the Detroit Institute of Arts’ many pleas to feature it in a 2015 exhibition of the works that Kahlo made while she and Diego Rivera lived in Detroit. ('You have no idea what we went through,' the institute’s adjunct curator said at the time.)

Madonna had, in fact, loaned the painting to the Tate back in 2005, and wouldn’t have exactly been artless without it; as Vanity Fair reported in 1990, back then, at least, she also owned works by Diego Rivera, Man Ray, Weegee, Tina Modotti, Herb Ritts, and even Fernand Léger. To be fair, her appreciation for the work seems to be the reason behind her unwillingness to share it: 'If somebody doesn’t like this painting,' Madonna told the magazine, 'then I know they can’t be my friend.'

For all the great art Madonna has effectively kept from us, she’s also gone out of her way to bring art to the mainstream - not exactly surprising, given that she’s a fan of artists like Banksy and JR, who remind her of Basquiat and Haring. 'You can see Banksy’s work driving by it on the street, and JR’s work - the way he takes photographs of people and turns them into heroes in their communities and makes people proud of who they are,' she told David Blaine in 2014, adding that her son was even interning for JR.

Madonna has brought art to the streets herself in a way too, like when she used the video Green Pink Caviar by the provocative New York–based artist Marilyn Minter, with whom she’s friends, as the backdrop for a portion of her Sticky and Sweet tour, preceding its stint as part of a public art project in Los Angeles. More recently, Madonna also fundraised for her nonprofit Raising Malawi by launching a contest that would give two 'art world virgins' the chance to accompany her to Art Basel Miami Beach for an ultra-exclusive, up-close look at a plethora of blue chip art (and, as it turned out, at her twerking with Ariana Grande, which has likely only appreciated in market value since).

From W Magazine


First three dates of Madame X Tour cancelled: only two dates rescheduled

Madonna.com have issued this statement with regards to the very disappointing news that the first three dates of the Madame X Tour have been cancelled, throwing many dedicated fans travel/hotel and dreams to the wall:

As a result of the highly specialized production elements being delayed, Live Nation has confirmed that the first 3 concerts of Madonna’s Madame X Tour have been delayed and that the tour will now start on Tuesday, September 17th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.

The shows previously scheduled for September 12th and 14th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House have been rescheduled to October 10th and 12th respectively.

Tickets for the September 12th performance will be honored at the October 10th event.

Tickets for the previously scheduled September 14th concert will be honored at the October 12th show.

Refunds for either date if required will available via the original ticket purchase link accessed either via desktop or mobile.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling limitations and venue availability, the show previously scheduled for September 15th is cancelled and refunds will be automatically issued to fans with tickets to this show.

Statement from Madonna:

'Madame ❌ Is a perfectionist and wants to give you the most unique, magical, and musical experience. She underestimated the amount of time it would take to bring this kind of intimate theatrical experience to you and wants it to be perfect!!! Thank you so much for your understanding.'

Fans requiring additional information may contact Ticketmaster as follows:
- Customer Support Info: help.ticketmaster.com
- Email: https://www.ticketmaster.com/h/contact-form.html
- Phone: 800-653-8000

Ticketmaster Fan Support Hours (local time) Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 9 PM / Sat: 9 AM - 8 PM / Sun: 9 AM - 6 PM


Two more Lisbon concerts added to kick off European leg of #MadameXtour

With six Lisbon shows completely sold out and to satisfy additional fan demand, Live Nation and Everything is New have just confirmed that an additional 2 shows - January 12 and 14th have been added to the line-up at the Lisbon Coliseum.

These two new dates become the first shows on the European tour in 2020 and are followed by shows in Lisbon on January 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23 before heading to London where Madame X plays 15 concerts at the prestigious Palladium followed by 12 Paris performances at the Grand Rex.

Tickets for the additional Madame X concerts January 12 and 14 at the Lisbon Coliseum will go on sale Saturday, August 31st at 10am at https://everythingisnew.pt. ICON is Madonna's official fan club and Lifetime Legacy members of ICON will be eligible for a special presale starting Wed. August 28th (10am) through Thursday, August 29th (5pm).

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances are available at €75.00 - €300.00 (plus applicable service fees). Fans may also access Ticket & Hotel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more.

From Madonna.com


Madonna Earns 48th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With 'I Rise'

Madonna earns her record-extending 48th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 31), as 'I Rise' ascends 2-1.

The chart, and all rankings dated Aug. 31, will refresh on Billboard.com on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

With 48 toppers on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs and which launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976, Madonna outpaces runner-up Rihanna (33 No. 1s), while Beyoncé and Janet Jackson follow with 22 and 20, respectively.

'Rise' is the second leader from Madonna's album Madame X, following 'Medellín' with Maluma. The song led the June 29-dated Dance Club Songs chart, while Madame X launched as Madonna's ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the same week.

'Rise' marks Madonna's eighth consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1, her longest such streak. (Katy Perry holds the record with 18 straight No. 1s in 2009-17.) Twice before, Madonna managed seven straight No. 1s, first with 'Causing a Commotion,' from the Who's That Girl soundtrack (1987), through 'Justify My Love,' from her first greatest hits opus, The Immaculate Collection (1991), and then with Ray of Light's 'Nothing Really Matters' (1999) through Music's 'Impressive Instant' (2001). Madonna's current run began with 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., from her 2012 set MDNA.

'Rise' was first remixed by Miami-based DJ Tracy Young, who has remixed a plethora of other Madonna tracks, including No. 1s 'Music,' 'Hung Up' and '4 Minutes' (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland). Young's remix also propelled 'Rise' onto the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (where it spent two weeks at No. 37 in July), marking Madonna's first visit since 'Living for Love' (No. 25, March 2015).

'Even after 20 plus years of creative collaboration, it is always an honor to work with Madonna,' Young tells Billboard. 'When I heard the original version of 'I Rise,' I immediately had the vision to create tempo for the inspirational song and connect the message of empowerment to the LGBTQ+ community, especially in celebration with the 50th anniversary of Pride. I asked Madonna if she'd let me remix it and she said yes, which was exciting. It always feels amazing when something I produce is well-received, and that will never be a feeling that gets old.'

From Billboard.com


Madonna supports Miley Cyrus after singer denies cheating on Liam Hemsworth

Madonna has thrown her weight behind Miley Cyrus after the popstar posted a furious response to claims she cheated on her husband Liam Hemsworth.

The pop legend, 61, praised Cyrus, 26, telling her that she was a 'woman who has lived' and 'did not need' to apologise for any previous exploits.

In the Instagram post and series of tweets, Cyrus stated it was 'no secret' she partied, experimented with drugs and previously cheated on her ex boyfriends, but said she remained faithful to Hemsworth, 29, during their relationship.

Cyrus said: 'The truth is, once Liam & I reconciled, I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here.'

'You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.'

As noted by Instagram account Comments By Celebs, Madonna joined several other celebrities including Victoria’s Secret supermodels Taylor Hill, 23, and Lily Aldridge, 33, and actress Shailene Woodley, 27, in showing support for Cyrus, with Madonna writing: 'Thank God. You are human! A woman has lived. No need to apologise!@

Cyrus has previously stated how she looked up to Madonna as a child, and the pair performed a mash-up of Madonna’s Don’t Tell Me and Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop in 2014 at an MTV performance.


Madame ❌ had too much fun at her Birthday Party!


How the ‘Queen of Pop’ continues to redefine stereotypes on older women

The influence that Madonna has had in the entertainment industry, in the media and on society as a whole has remained strong over the course of her 36-year career.

Despite her numerous accolades and record-breaking music sales - she's the best-selling female recording artist of all time - the 'Queen of Pop' has had to face persistent sexism and ageism throughout the years.

But Madonna has redefined the widespread stereotypes often attributed to older women time and time again, challenging hackneyed notions that people have about older women by being open with their sexuality, dating younger men and continuing to succeed in her career.

When receiving her Woman of the Year award at Billboard Women in Music 2016, the 'Like a Virgin' singer spoke about the rules that she had learnt that she was expected to abide by as a female performer.

'Do not age, because to age is a sin,' she said. 'You will be criticised, you will be vilified, and you will definitely not be played on the radio.'

Earlier this year, Madonna told The Cut that she would never stop calling the supposed social norms that older women are frequently expected to adhere to into question.

'I mean, who made those rules? Who says? I’m going to keep fighting it,' she said.

'10 to 20 years from now, it’s going to be normal. People are going to shut up.'

To read the rest of the article by Sabrina Barr visit uk.style.yahoo.com/madonna