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Madonna finally confirms Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-Ray/Download

Madonna has announced that her record-breaking Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will be released by Eagle Vision on September 15 on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray complete with bonus content, and an audio CD of highlights from her much-heralded tour.

The Material Girl will also release a live album featuring 22 songs from the Rebel Heart Tour, available on double CD and digital download.

Madonna rebel Heart DVD

The Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour film was recorded around the world and features both live and behind the scenes material, as well as previously unreleased footage culminating with performances at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia in March of 2016. Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour is co-directed by Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies. A version of the film previously debuted on Showtime in December 2016.

The tracklist for Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour film and live concert album span all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious career, including songs from her chart-topping Rebel Heart album to classic fan favorites. Of particular note to longtime fans will be the new interpretations of some of Madonna’s timeless hits.

Praise includes: Madonna is Unstoppable (New York Times); Doesn’t Miss a Beat (Washington Post); the Queen of Pop…an inspirational figure (LA Weekly); the ultimate professional (Entertainment Weekly); on fire (Rolling Stone); an authoritative diva far from the end of her reign (Time Out New York); the genre’s greatest icon (Boston Herald); immeasurable (Detroit News); Queen of the World (Willamette Week); bigger, if not better than ever (San Diego Union-Tribune).

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months. Madonna performed 82 shows, plus the special “Tears Of A Clown” fan club show in Melbourne. The tour grossed $169.8 Million with 1,045,479 in attendance, making her the top grossing touring female artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in ticket sales sold over the course of her career. Madonna is also the fourth top grossing touring act since tracking began in 1990.

The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (with band keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.

Stay tuned for pre-order info coming soon!

Icon Newsletter / Madonna.com

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Rebel Heart Tour Blu-Ray/DVD Extras revealed

According to BBFC, Madonna’s “Rebel Heart Tour” DVD & Blu-Ray release will include two bonus videos:
– Tears of A Clown Excerpt (running time: 14:53:28) and
– Like A Prayer (04:37:06).

The full running time will be 138m and 16s.

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Rebel Heart Tour CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Full Press Realese

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR LIVE DVD, BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL CONCERT FILM TO BE RELEASED THIS AUTUMN WITH LIVE ALBUM NEW YORK – May 12, 2017 – MADONNA today announced her record-breaking MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will be released by Eagle Vision September 15th on digital download, DVD and blu-ray complete with bonus content.

DVD and blu-ray versions with an audio CD of highlights from the much-heralded tour will also be available.

The Material Girl will also release a live album featuring 22 songs from the Rebel Heart Tour, available on double CD and digital download.

The MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film was recorded around the world and features both live and behind the scenes material, as well as previously unreleased footage culminating with performances at the Sydney Qudos Bank Arena (formerly known as the Allphones Arena) in Australia in March of 2016.

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

The DVD cover art was designed by Madonna fan Aldo Diaz.

The tracklist for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film and live concert album span all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious career, including songs from her chart-topping Rebel Heart album to classic fan favorites.

Of particular note to longtime fans will be the new interpretations of some of Madonna’s timeless hits.

Praise includes: Madonna is Unstoppable (New York Times); doesn’t Miss a Beat (Washington Post); the Queen of Pop…an inspirational figure (LA Weekly); there’s nobody else near her throne (Rolling Stone); the ultimate professional (Entertainment Weekly); a display of superstar invincibility (Financial Times); the greatest living performer on earth (The Oxford Student).

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months.

Madonna performed 82 shows, plus the special “Tears Of A Clown” fan club show in Melbourne.

The tour grossed $169.8M with 1,045,479 in attendance, making her the top grossing touring female artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in tickets sold over the course of her career.

Madonna is also the fourth top grossing touring act since tracking began in 1990. The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (with band keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.

Pre-order information coming soon.

Rebel Heart Tour

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Rebel Heart Tour CD / DVD / Blu-Ray announced

Madonna announced her new concert film, Rebel Heart Tour, will be released September 15th. The live film originally premiered on Showtime in December 2016 and was taped during Madonna’s Sydney, Australia concerts in March 2016.

The film includes bonus content such as live and behind-the-scenes unreleased footage. The career-spanning set list featured hits from throughout Madonna’s discography, as well as reinterpreted renditions of classic tracks, acoustic versions of “Like A Prayer,” “Secret” and “Don’t Tell Me” and her first ever in-concert performances of “Take a Bow.”

Madonna fan Aldo Diaz designed Rebel Heart Tour’s cover art, while the singer’s frequent collaborators Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman co-directed the film. Rebel Heart Tour will be released as a digital download, DVD/Blu-ray and a standalone CD featuring highlights from the concert.

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour cover

Rolling Stone

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Madonna congratulates Emmanuel Macron on French election win

Congrats to Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron. 🇫🇷🇫🇷 !!!!! Fun Fact for Monday is that the first Lady of France is 24 yrs older than her husband and no one in France seems to care about their age difference nor insisted that Brigitte “Act her Age” 😂🎉👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🇫🇷🇫🇷♥️ Vive La France!

Madonna congratulates Emmanuel Macron

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Madonna to attend MET Gala next week

MDNASkin confirmed Madonna’s attendance at this year’s MET Gala via Instagram.

On May 1, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its doors for the Met Gala, the annual invitation-only fundraiser to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute, and a launch party for its spring exhibition.

Madonna at MET Galas

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Madonna Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ Lands at Universal

Universal is getting into the groove for a Madonna biopic.

The studio has picked up Blond Ambition, Elyse Hollander’s script that topped the 2016 Black List, the industry ranking that tracks Hollywood’s most-liked unproduced screenplays.

Michael De Luca, who produced Fifty Shades of Grey for Universal, is attached to produce along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions also will produce.

The story is set in early 1980s New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame.

Madonna moved to New York from Michigan in 1978 to pursue dance but segued to singing and writing songs. After failing at a rock band, she switched to dance and pop. After achieving some success with a few dance singles, she began work on her debut album, Madonna, which was released in 1983. The album yielded hits “Holiday,” “Borderline” and “Lucky Star,” and set the stage for her ground-breaking Like a Virgin album.

Blonde Ambition is the debut script for Hollander, who worked as an assistant to Alejandro G. Inarritu while he made Birdman, and Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang. She is repped by WME, Bellevue, Ryan Pastorek and Robby Koch of Hansen Jacobson.

De Luca is coming off of producing this year’s Academy Awards and will produce next year’s broadcast as well. Ratner’s RatPac recently announced a partnership with Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment.

Universal executive vp production Erik Baiers and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee production for the studio. Lucy Kitada will help oversee for De Luca Productions.

Hollywood Reporter

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Madonna’s “Everybody” featured on Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set

“Dance Mixes” isn’t the only Madonna related limited Vinyl release available today (Record Store Day).

Just Say 50

“Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set” is a 4 LP, limited edition, numbered box set exclusive that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary and influential Sire Records label, co-founded in 1967 by Seymour Stein. The compilation spans the years 1969 to 1995, and features 46 artists, including early releases from Climax Blues Band and the label’s first #1 hit, “Hocus Pocus” by Dutch band Focus, plus all the key artists from Sire’s amazing history: Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, The Smiths, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult, Ice T, k.d. lang, Seal, The Replacements, Wilco and the list goes on and on.

Seymour Stein talks about this release in the video bellow:

Tracklisting:

Vinyl 1

Side A
01 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – By Martha Velez
02 Hocus Pocus – By Focus
03 Mother Russia (Single Version) – By Renaissance
04 Couldn’t Get It Right – By Climax Blues Band
05 Shake Some Action – By Flamin’ Groovies
06 Blitzkrieg Bop – By Ramones

Side B
01 (I’m) Stranded – By The Saints
02 Aloha Steve & Danno – By Radio Birdman
03 Psycho Killer – By Talking Heads
04 Blank Generation – By Richard Hell & The Voidoids
05 Ca Plane Pour Moi – By Plastic Bertrand
06 Pop Muzik – By M

Vinyl 2

Side A
01 One Step Beyond – By Madness
02 Come On Let’s Go – By The Paley Brothers
03 Brass in Pocket – By Pretenders
04 Rescue – By Echo and The Bunnymen
05 Mirror in the Bathroom – By The English Beat
06 Tainted Love – By Soft Cell
07 Genius Of Love – By Tom Tom Club

Side B
01 Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy – By Kid Creole And The Coconuts
02 Everybody – By Madonna
03 Don’t Go – By Yaz
04 Everything Counts – By Depeche Mode
05 White Horse – By Laid Back

Vinyl 3

Side A
01 Hand in Glove – By The Smiths
02 The Walk – By The Cure
03 Im Nin’alu – By Ofra Haza
04 Oh L’Amour – By Erasure
05 Reach – By Martini Ranch
06 At Last – By Jimmy Scott

Side B
01 Alex Chilton – By The Replacements
02 Fire Woman – By The Cult
03 Dirty Blvd. – By Lou Reed
04 I’ll Be Your Everything – By Tommy Page
05 Love and Mercy – By Brian Wilson

Vinyl 4

Side A
01 O.G. Original Gangster – By Ice-T
02 Jesus Built My Hotrod – By Ministry
03 The Wagon – By Dinosaur Jr.
04 Come Together – By Primal Scream
05 Twisterella – By Ride

Side B
01 Crazy – By Seal
02 Constant Craving – By kd lang
03 Brian Wilson – By Barenaked Ladies
04 Chickamauga – By Uncle Tupelo
05 Box Full of Letters – By Wilco
06 In the Meantime – By Spacehog”

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Madonna’s “Vision Quest” is coming to Blu-Ray

Warner Archive has announced the release of Harold Becker’s Vision Quest (1985) featuring Linda Fiorentino, Matthew Modine and Madonna

Synopsis: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who’s the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest…until the day a sexy drifter (Linda Fiorentino) threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features Journey’s “Only the Young,” Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and John Waite’s “Change.” In her first film, Madonna shines while performing “Gambler” and “Crazy for You.” You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest.

Special Features:
NEW High-definition remaster
Original trailers
Optional English SDH subtitles

Expected release date is May 16th.

Vision Quest Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray.com

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Harper’s Bazaar projecting Madonna on Empire State Building

While the Empire State Building is known for changing from shades of red to blue and everything in between, tonight’s light show will take on a bit different fashion; fashion photography from some of Harper’s BAZAAR’s most iconic shoots and cultural moments.

In honor of BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary and presented in partnership with Tiffany & Co., glossy pages will turn into sky-high projections, flooding the city with some of fashion’s greatest. Think unforgettable covers (Rihanna’s Jaws cover, anyone?) to stunning editorials that have highlighted the premier of seasons past.

Join us tonight from 8:30PM to midnight on the north side of the Empire State Building above 34th Street, or tune in to BAZAAR’s Facebook page for the entire live stream.

Madonna on Empire Sate Building
Madonna on Empire Sate Building

via Harper’s Bazaar / Madonna Nation

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