Madonna’s hotly anticipated new video for her “Celebration” single will have its exclusive world premiere on the iTunes store as a free download for two days beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Madonna is a multi-award winning visionary in the realm of video performance. The “Celebration” video, which contains mind-boggling dance moves, reaffirms yet again her reputation as the master of the “short movie.” The video will be available for purchase on iTunes on Thursday, September 3rd.
The “Celebration” video, directed by long time Madonna creative collaborator Jonas Akerlund (“Ray of Light”) was filmed recently in Milan, Italy and features the Material Girl dancing with her amazing troupe of performers from her current “Sticky & Sweet” Tour. The video also includes cameo appearances by Madonna’s daughter, Lola Leon and model/DJ Jesus Luz.
Simultaneous to the video debut, Madonna’s definitive greatest hits album, “Celebration” which has been totally remastered and includes two new songs, can be pre-ordered on iTunes.
Full video available on iTunes beginning September 1st.
The Material Girl has opened a visit to the Holy Land with a spiritual touch.
Madonna headed to Jerusalem’s Old City late Sunday where she toured an ancient tunnel near the Western Wall — the holiest site where Jews can pray.
The 50-year-old pop star arrived in a black Mercedes van and was escorted into the tunnel by police. She made no comment to reporters and was whisked away about a half hour later.
Madonna isn’t Jewish, but she’s a follower of Jewish mysticism and has even taken the Hebrew name Esther.
She arrived early Sunday for a pair of concerts this week. It will be her first performance in Israel since 1993, though she came on private pilgrimages in 2004 and 2007.
Madonna is also set to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.
Madonna performs during her Sticky and Sweet tour at the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia (August 29 2009)
Dozens of anxious fans have already gathered around the Vasil Levski Stadium in downtown Sofia awaiting Madonna’s first ever concert in Bulgaria scheduled for Saturday night.
Some of the fans even showed up early Friday morning occupying the parks around the stadium, playing cards and drinking beer in what they have described as “Madonna partying”.
The fans are prepared to stop drinking water at 3 pm on Saturday in order to avoid having to go to the bathroom once they are admitted inside the stadium after 5 pm.
50 000 fans are expected to watch Madonna live in Sofia; the concert starts at 8 pm, August 29, and Madonna herself is expected to appear on stage at about 9 pm.