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February 2012

Another German venue added to the tour!

A new German show has just been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule and will take place at Cologne's LANXEES Arena on Tuesday 10 July.

Tickets will go on sale Monday 05 March at 9am local time and a devoted Icon pre-sale will start Thursday 01 March at 10am local time for Legacy members / 11am local time for Live Pass members (pre-sales week #4).


St. Petersburg ticket news

We are happy to announce that tickets to the Thursday 09 August show in St. Petersburg (RU) will go on sale at 10am local time on Monday 05 March.

The devoted Icon pre-sale will start Thursday 01 March at 10am local time for Legacy members / 11am local time for Live Pass members (pre-sales week #4).


Tickets can also be bought and sold online at the Madonna 2012 Tour Official Secondary Ticketing Partner

Second Abu Dhabi show added

While the Sunday 03 June show in Abu Dhabi is now sold out, we are happy to announce that a second one at the Yas Arena will take place on Monday 04 June!

Tickets to this newly added show will go on sale on Monday 05 March, while a devoted Icon pre-sale will start at 10am local time for legacy members and at 11am local time for Live Pass members on Thursday 01 March.


Tickets for Phoenix Concert Expected to Sell Out Fast

Madonna is kicking off her tour in Tel Aviv, Israel, hitting 26 countries and eventually stopping in Phoenix at the US Airways Center in October.
Fans waited for hours to be the first in line to get a ticket.
'If you can get in, I think she's a legend worth waiting in line for...oh yeah, definitely,' said Craig McClellan.
Tickets went on sale at 10:00 a.m. Monday and floor seats sold out within minutes. Some die-hard fans spent $400 a ticket.
'She is innovative. She doesn't stay in one genre, she moves around, she recreates herself,' said Chris Taylor.
McClellan adds, 'It's hard to explain, just very upbeat music.'
Tickets start at $45 and the show is expected to be sold out.


Madonna Changes Song Title After Joe Francis Legal Pressure?

Madonna's manager Guy Oseary has dismissed claims that Madonna changed a track title from her forthcoming album because of legal pressure from Joe Francis. Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Madonna had received a 'cease and desist' letter with regards to a track on her forthcoming album, which was entitled 'Girls Gone Wild.' Joe Francis, the entrepreneur behind the Girls Gone Wild franchise, reportedly threatened Madonna with legal action if she used the name as a track title on her album, MDNA.
However, today, Madonna's manager has told TMZ that Madonna's decision to change the track title to 'Girl Gone Wild' was made because that's the way she sings it in the song and was part of the final tweaking process of the album.
He added that other song titles had been altered as well, whilst they made the finishing touches to her twelfth studio album. Oseary also made reference to a Billboard story that claimed there are at least 50 records already entitled 'Girls Gone Wild, including releases by Ludacris, Lil' Rick and Jackie Kashian.
Oseary finished by insisting that Madonna had never heard of Joe Francis and as nobody in the Madonna camp had ever received the letter, was unaware of the legal threats being made against her.


Four more US shows added

Second shows in Las Vegas (Sunday 14 October), Dallas (Sunday 21 October), Houston (Thursday 25 October) and St. Paul (Sunday 04 November) have been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule.

A devoted Icon pre-sale will start for each of them at 10am local time on Tuesday 28 February (pre-sales week #4).


Madonna gives away Gucci presents at Oscar party

Madonna gave away custom-made Gucci luggage at her post-Oscars party Sunday night.
The 'Give Me All Your Luvin' singer - who has hosted a bash at her manager Guy Oseary's home after the Academy Awards for the last five years - had an artist come over from Italy to create the special presents for guests.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: 'A Gucci artisan from Florence, whose workbench will be set up on-site, will hand-emboss initials of attending Oscar winners, nominees and special guests on signature pieces of luggage as celebratory gifts.'
Among those invited to attend were Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Cruise.


Miami tour date announced

We are happy to confirm that Madonna's 2012 World Tour will visit Miami on Monday 19 November!

The show will take place at the American Airlines Arena, with tickets going on sale Monday 05 March at 10am local time.

Please note that a devoted fan club pre-sale will start on Tuesday 28 February at 10am for Legacy members (11am for Live Pass members) and is part of pre-sales week #4.


Moscow Pre-Sale delayed

The ICON fanclub pre-sale for tickets to the Moscow show at the Olimpiski Arena on Tuesday 07 August has been delayed due to difficulties setting up the pre-sale event.

Due to start at 10am local time today (Monday 27 February) it has now been rescheduled to tomorrow (Tuesday 28 February) at 10am local time.

Thanks to Shah

Madonna’s Abu Dhabi concert sold out in an hour

US popstar Madonna’s concert in Abu Dhabi on June 3 sold out in just over an hour after tickets went on public sale today.
While tickets for the Yas Arena concert were available on pre-sale on Wednesday Feb 22 and Thursday Feb 23, tickets went on sale to the general public at noon today.
Priced from AED495, a source at promoters Flash Entertainment confirmed the event had completely sold out by 1pm.
'Madonna’s track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself. Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception,' Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter, said earlier this month when the concert was announced.


Madonna Poked Fun At Redfoo's Weakness

Madonna poked fun at LMFAO star Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy during their Super Bowl rehearsals - because he struggled to lift the pop superstar.
The Sexy and I Know It hitmaker and bandmate Sky Blu joined Madonna onstage at the Super Bowl half-time show in Indianapolis earlier this month and their performance was flawless - but he admits he almost let the Material Girl down during one sequence.
He tells Rolling Stone, 'In rehearsal, she said, 'If you were working out more, you could life me a little easier'. Her biceps were way more cut up than mine. She was like, 'Get a jump rope!''


Second Barcelona show added!

A second show at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi has just been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule and will take place on Thursday 21 June.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday 01 March at 10am local time.

A devoted ICON fan club pre-sale will start on Monday 27 February at 10am local time (pre-sales week #4).


Vote: Greatest Women in Pop Tournament (M vs. Gaga)

On Friday night, we aired the last installment of our five-part, 100 Greatest Women in Music series. If you happened to miss the countdown, it’s spoiler alert time: VH1 crowned Madonna as the greatest female artist of the last 20 years.

While it’s tough to argue with the musical legacy of Madonna, we received an incredible number of comments, emails, and tweets from our VH1 audience asking about their ability to participate in this countdown. Well, we listened and worked to put together the following bracket-style tournament of The 8 Greatest Women In Pop where you, the reader, will be able to select the most accomplished female artist in the pop music game right now.

Our tournament will run today through next Monday, February 27, and our first round matchups are pretty outrageous: Lady Gaga vs. Madonna, Britney Spears vs. Rihanna, Katy Perry vs. Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez vs. Beyoncé.

To vote for Madonna visit

How Madonna's 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

'Girls Gone Wild,' the second single from Madonna's 'MDNA,' was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music.
'Obviously it's huge for us,' Moxey tells 'We have both the producer and the top-line writer; that's 100% share.'
The mid-tempo, four-on-the-floor party track is a tougher take on the style of Madge's 2005 effort, 'Confessions On A Dancefloor,' produced by Stuart Price: It's undeniably dance, but with stronger electro than house markings. ('MDNA' in totality will probably be more diverse, featuring the production of disco house champion Martin Solveig on four tracks, and the darker, trance-ier William Orbit on five.)
Moxey traces the song's beginning back to early 2011, when Ultra Records artist Benny Benassi was preparing to release 'Electroman,' his fourth studio album. Moxey thought his aggressive style would 'work well with some of the major American superstar artists,' so he requested additional tracks from Benny and his longtime production partner, Ale (Alejandro) Benassi, also his cousin.
Moxey selected a few tracks and shared them with Jenson Vaughan, a young top-line writer based in Vancouver. Vaughn had done extensive work with U.K. producer Ian Carey, on collaborations with artists like Timbaland, Kelly Rowland and Snoop Dogg. 'I was really attracted to his lyrics,' says Moxey, 'and I feel Benassi in my bones, because those bass-driven tracks are so inspiring. It's a bit like cooking, like, 'Ooh, what would this sound like together?''
Vaughn returned a demo just a week later, which Moxey shared with Benassi's European co-manager Paul Sears, who in turn sent it to Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager. Soon, the Benassi boys were on their way to London (from their home of Parma, Italy) to record with Madonna. 'She loved them,' reports Moxey. 'Benny is such a quality person; I think that made it all flow so much easier.'
Two tracks from that session - 'Girls' and 'I'm Addicted' - made it onto 'MDNA,' with 'Girls' opening the album.
'A brilliant way to have hits is to create hits,' says Moxey. 'When you have very talented people around you, you just make the introductions, and maybe give them some direction. It's the essence of the A&R process, but it's so natural - it's not contrived.'
Looking toward the release of the 'GGW' video, Moxey says he isn't concerned with a reported lawsuit from Joe Francis, creator of the 'Girls Gone Wild' series of co-ed flasher videos. 'When I looked at ASCAP, I noticed there were approximately 50 records called 'Girls Gone Wild,'' he says. 'This guy just thinks too much of himself.'


Holy mackerel! Super Bowl show from the stands

Take a look at this video clip showing the fantastic video floor effects (that did not show up on TV) and running commentary from a very excited Dad (we think) and two 12 year olds watching Madonna live for the first time!

It is an interesting and funny way to watch the show - the effect during Like A Prayer when the football pitch seems to be pulled away to reveal a starry universe and the audience turn on their torches is wonderful!

Thanks to Anna-Clare and Rachel

Pittsburgh tour date announced

Madonna will make her first Pittsburgh appearance since The Virgin Tour in 1985, on Nov. 6 at Consol Energy Center.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m Monday 27 February at,, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, via charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or the Consol Energy Center box office.
Fans ordering tickets online will receive their choice of a digital or physical copy of the album with every ticket purchased. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale through Citi's Private Pass Program. For details visit
Lifetime Legacy members of Icon, Madonna's official fan club, will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages. Fans can sign up for a free Icon membership at

From Pittsburgh Post Gazette

More Information On Istanbul And Moscow Shows

More information is now available for two of the shows included in Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule:

Tickets to the June 7th show in Istanbul will be on sale February 24, with a devoted fan club pre-sale starting February 21 at 10am local time (pre-sale week #3).

Tickets to the August 7th show in Moscow will be on sale March 1st and a devoted fan club pre-sale will start at 10am local time on February 27 (pre-sale week #4).


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Second Barcelona date added to tour

A second show at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on Thursday 21 June is showing on the ICON pre-sale list.

ICON pre-sales for these listed dates (including the new Barcelona date) are due to start tomorrow (Tuesday 21 February).

Please remember that fans can always buy and sell tickets via the Official Premium and Secondary Ticketing Partner

Thanks to Vickster

Request Madonna's Luvin' on US Radio

Madonna’s Give Me All Your Luvin’ is currently at #3 on Top 5 at 9 with Ryan Seacrest on both i-Heart Radio Stations Z100 (XM Station 12) and KIIS FM (XM Station 11).

Here is the link to request for the song on i-Heart Radio. Your vote will count towards both stations. Please spread the word to other fans so the song will get more airplay:

Thanks to Didier

Madonna Holds Impromptu Whitney Houston Tribute

Madonna may have not been one of the 1,500 guests at Whitney Houston's Newark, NJ funeral on Saturday, but the blonde singer still held an impromptu memorial of her own for the late star.
On Friday night, Madonna, 53, hit up NYC hotspot Mister H in the Mondrian Soho hotel, where she showed up with a large group of her background dancers.
'Madonna was sitting down, watching as her dancers showed up their skills,' a source tells Us Weekly. 'When the DJ began to spin Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody,' Madonna perked up and started lip-synching the words.'
The source adds that when the star, who donned an all-black ensemble and a black-rimmed hat, realized her private area cut off a majority of the dance floor, she was seen chatting with security to give her crew a smaller space so everyone in the club would be able to have a place to dance.
'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)' was Houston's fourth consecutive number one single and won her the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 1988 Grammy Awards.

From Us Weekly - thanks to John

Madonna is the act with the most global Top 10 hits

According to after the first full week at retail Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin' makes a big jump from #22 to #7 (up 78% to 209.000 points) on the global chart.

It's Madonna's 43rd global Top 10 smash so far (at the moment the years 1985 and 1986 are still missing). So Madonna is the act with the most global Top 10 hits of all time, far ahead of Michael Jackson in second place with 30 hits.

Thanks to Helio

65,000 tickets sold for Quebec City show in less than an hour

The 65,000 tickets for Madonna's show on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City sold out in less than an hour Friday.
Tickets for the Sept. 1 concert on the historic battlefield ranged from $55 to $250, excluding administrative fees.
Other artists including Paul McCartney and Celine Dion have previously given free concerts on the Plains.
A spokeswoman for the National Battlefields Commission, which looks after the Plains, said earlier this month that the federal agency agreed to the paid admission after considering the economic spinoffs from the event.
Madonna will also appear in Montreal on Aug. 30, Ottawa on Sept. 10, Toronto on Sept. 12 and 13, and Vancouver on Sept. 29 and 30.

From - thanks to Khiem

Merchandise: Madonna Super Bowl Memories 2012

On Sunday 05 February a major event took place in the United States: The Super Bowl 2012. For the very first time in her career, Madonna was chosen to perform during the half-time show. It was an amazing and spectacular show that surpassed everyone's expectations and gathered over 110 million viewers - a new record for the Queen of Pop!

Sunset Entertainment Presents 'MADONNA SUPER BOWL 2012 MEMORIES' - a very luxurious magazine with over 60 photos.

Details On The Magazine:

Limited Edition to 1000 copies
Size 24 X 30 CM
68 Pages printed on glossy and varnished paper
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Price: 25€
Release Date: : Thursday 08 March (Orders will be shipped that day)
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Check back on madonnalicious later this week for a chance to win one of three copies of 'Madonna Super Bowl Memories 2012'!

Hyde Park concerts get go-ahead this year

The number of concerts held at Hyde Park has been cut from 13 a year to nine after complaints from residents.
Westminster Council has also decided to reduce the number of people who can attend the events, from 80,000 to 65,000, and in some cases to 50,000.
The changes come into effect next year. Hyde Park's licence to host events came under review after complaints about noise almost doubled since 2008.
A residents' group has criticised the council for not cutting decibel levels.
Mike Dunn, vice-chairman of Mayfair Residents' Association, said he felt the council's restrictions did not go far enough and did not address the problem of noise from the concerts.
He said: 'We were looking for a reduction to six and there hasn't been a reduction in the decibel levels that we were looking for. But we have received some additional conditions to improve the lot of residents.'
Some of the measures agreed at the council meeting will come into effect immediately, including trials of a new noise-reduction system along with the monitoring of sound levels.
Music with a repetitive bass beat would be subject to reassessment, the licensing sub-committee said.

Councillor Audrey Lewis, Westminster Council's Licensing chairman, said: 'We have a duty to balance the needs of local residents with the desire of concert organisers to hold events and the compromise that the committee has reached does all of this. We will monitor the additional noise control measures and continue to work with both concert organisers and residents to ensure this is an effective solution to concerns raised.'
John Probyn, chief operating officer of Live Nation, which organises concerts at the park, said: 'This is good news for the thousands of Londoners and visitors from overseas enjoying all concerts we have in place, and also the London 2012 events in Hyde Park this summer.'
London's Mayor Boris Johnson said he believed 'common sense has prevailed'.
He added: 'Westminster are right to respect their residents, but they also have a responsibility for the economic vitality of the capital overall. Large-scale music events like the Hyde Park concerts make a massive contribution to London's economy.'

From BBC News

Give Me All Your Luvin' #1 on Billboard Canadian Hot 100

Following her Super Bowl halftime performance last Sunday, Madonna’s 'Give Me All Your Luvin’' (Universal) jumps 11-1 in its second week on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, scoring both Greatest Gainer Digital and Airplay.

It is the second time she has topped the chart, previously spending nine weeks at the top with '4 Minutes' in 2008. The song also jumps 6-1 on the Canadian Digital Songs chart, with a 76% download increase to 24,000.

'Give' leaps 33-10 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with a 143% audience increase to over 14 million.

From - thanks to Micheal

Madonna Named 'VH1's Greatest Woman In Music'

Madonna has beaten the likes of Mariah Carey and Beyoncé to top VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music poll.
The Queen of Pop also saw off some tough competition from the likes of Lady GaGa and Adele, who completed the top five.
The late Whitney Houston appears in sixth place, while Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera and Mary J. Blige also feature in the top ten.
Britney Spears finished outside the top ten, charting in eleventh position, with Rihanna just making the top twenty at No.20.
Katy Perry, Pink and Alicia Keys also managed to snatch a place in the poll, which is part of VH1's Greatest series and will hit TV screens every night this week from 10pm ET/PT.

VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music - Top 20:

20 - Rihanna
19 - Kelly Clarkson
18 - Missy Elliott
17 - Katy Perry
16 - Jennifer Lopez
15 - Alanis Morissette
14 - Alicia Keys
13 - Gwen Stefani
12 - TLC
11. Britney Spears
10 - Pink
9 - Mary J. Blige
8 - Christina Aguilera
7 - Janet Jackson
6 - Whitney Houston
5 - Adele
4 - Lady GaGa
3 - Beyoncé
2 - Mariah Carey
1 - Madonna


Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., bounds 13-10 in its second chart week.
The first single from Madonna's 12th studio album, 'MDNA,' due March 26, becomes her 38th Hot 100 top 10, pushing her further ahead of runners-up the Beatles (34).

Madonna first reached the chart's top tier the week of June 16, 1984, when 'Borderline' rose to its No. 10 peak. She had last ranked in the region with '4 Minutes,' featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, the week of June 28, 2008.

Here is a look at the artists with the most top 10 songs in the Hot 100's 53-year history:

38 - Madonna
34 - the Beatles
28 - Michael Jackson
28 - Stevie Wonder
27 - Mariah Carey
27 - Janet Jackson
27 - Elton John
25 - Elvis Presley (whose career predates the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception)
23 - Whitney Houston
23 - the Rolling Stones

As previously reported, 'Luvin'' jumps 7-6 on the Digital Songs survey with 165,000 downloads sold (up 44%) in the list's tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The period encompassed the first full week following Madonna's performance of the song at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
The track, slides, however, 28-59 on the Radio Songs chart (20 million audience impressions, down 54%, according to Nielsen BDS). 'Luvin'' had benefitted last week from special promotion on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's more than 50 monitored pop stations, which played it at the top of every hour from Friday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. ET until the big game's kickoff.