all about Madonna

Madonna News

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Tickets and Dates

Show us your Basquiat!

Comments

Calling all Rebel Hearts artists! Your online fan art has really caught Madonna’s eye and moved her. She has asked if you can submit your best creations, from any era, style and look. Madonna has been inspired by your creativity and would like to display a digital gallery of your artwork live during the upcoming Rebel Heart tour. To be eligible to participate, you must be at least 18 years old and the sole owner and creator of the artwork and other modifications to the photograph, and you must sign your creation with your name — we want to make sure to give credit where deserved!

Upload your creation as a high quality TIFF or JPEG file that is 800 x 960 pixels minimum in size (larger formats welcome) to your favorite file sharing service and e-mail us the link to it at art4madonna@gmail.com before July 30th 2015.

Looking forward to seeing your works of art! What do you got, Show us your Basquiat!

By submitting, posting or uploading your artwork to us, you are confirming that (1) you are the only owner and creator of your submission and no one else owns any rights to your submission; (2) the only name on your submission is your name and you are 18 years or older; (3) you grant us and our designee(s) a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, digitally perform, publicly perform and publicly display and otherwise exploit in any manner your submission, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to or prior approval by you ,and you have all rights necessary to make this grant of rights to us; (4) your submission is not subject to any obligation of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise and does not violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations; (5) you indemnify us and our designees, and we are not and will not be liable, for any use or disclosure of your submission and (6) your submission is and will be exclusively governed by and subject to the laws of the State of New York, United States of America (including, without limitation, its laws pertaining to copyright) and you irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other similar rights or claims regarding attribution of authorship or integrity of your submission pursuant to any law throughout the world.

Madonna.com

Instagram: Madonna’s Gucci Boots

5 Comments

Nothing Glamorous about this bathroom but these Gucci Boots are Eeeeevrythang! #rebelhearttour

Madonna in Gucci boots

Madonna via Instagram

Madonna feels like Picasso

2 Comments

Madonna thinks artists deep into their careers should stop if they don’t have anything more to say. But at 56, the singer says she still has things to talk about, and in short, she feels like Pablo Picasso.

“I like to compare myself to other kinds of artists like Picasso. He kept painting and painting until the day he died. Why? Because I guess he felt inspired to do so,” she said. “Life inspired him, so he had to keep expressing himself, and that’s how I feel.”

Madonna released her self-titled debut album in 1983, and her latest album, “Rebel Heart,” earlier this year. She said the key to sticking around is her continual desire to inspire others.

“I don’t think there’s a time, a date, an expiration date for being creative,” she said. “I think you go until you don’t have any more to say.”
The pop icon will launch her Rebel Heart Tour on Sept. 9 in Montreal. The tour includes more than 60 shows across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

“The theme I really truly explore in this show more than anything is love and romance,” she said in a phone interview from her home in New York City last week. “I want people to walk out like they’re feeling inspired and like they’ve seen something they’ve never seen before (and) felt something they’ve never felt before.”

Comedian Amy Schumer, whose new movie “Trainwreck” opened impressively at No. 2 with $30.2 million last weekend, will open for three Madonna shows in New York.

“She’s a role model for women, and I am too, and I think it’s a good match,” said Madonna, who added that the idea to bring Schumer on board came from the singer’s management team. “I love her and … I just thought, ‘That’s interesting.’ (I’ll) try something new and different rather than the usual run-of-the-mill — have a band, have a DJ. It’s definitely a new thing. I hope it works — fingers crossed.”

Madonna says picking the set list for her upcoming tour has been hard, mainly because she wants to sing her newest songs but also satisfy her longtime, die-hard fans.

“I realize I have 32 years of other songs, so I have to pick and choose. I sit there for weeks and weeks and weeks trying to figure out which of my old catalogue I want to do,” she said. “It’s a puzzle that we have to put together ’cause thematically the songs — the old and the new — they have to go together; sonically they have to go together.”

She’s even picky about the costumes onstage.

“What people wear, from their footwear to the buttons on their jacket, is all very important to me,” she said.

AP

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Tickets and Dates

Rolling Stone to release a Special Madonna Issue

1 Comment

The #materialgirl coming to newsstands soon. #specialissue #madonna #rollingstone

Madonna Issue of Rolling Stone

Leslie dela Vega via Instagram

Diplo To Open for Madonna in Montreal

Comments

Madonna today announced that Diplo will be the opening act for the launch of her highly-anticipated Rebel Heart World Tour on September 9th and 10th at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Madonna said, “To have Diplo open for me is my dream come true. Montreal is about to TURN UP!!!! We Go Hard or We Go Home!”

Diplo is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. This summer two of his projects are soaring up Top 15: Major Lazer’s “Lean On” and Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” with Skrillex and Justin Bieber. Always outspoken about his musical talent, Madonna teamed with Diplo on the writing and recording of her critically acclaimed 13th studio album, Rebel Heart. With Madonna, Diplo produced and co-wrote the songs “Living For Love,” “Bitch I’m Madonna,” “Unapologetic Bitch,” “Veni Vidi Vici” and co-wrote “Graffiti Heart” (from the Super Deluxe Album).

Madonna.com

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour to visit Philippines

Comments

Live Nation announced today that Madonna will make a return visit to Manila Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Manila performance is presented by Globe and tickets will go on sale starting Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 AM.

The Rebel Heart Tour begins in Montreal on September 9, 2015 and continues throughout North America and UK/Europe before heading to Asia, New Zealand and Australia next year.

Icon is Madonna’s official fan club and members will receive a special code to access the Icon pre-sale Tuesday, July 21st, at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Rebel Heart concert in Manila will go on sale on Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 am through SM ticket outlets, smtckets.com or call 470-2222.

Citi® Cardholders will be eligible for a pre-sale opportunity beginning Wednesday, July 22nd at 10 AM through Thursday, July 23.

Globe customers will be eligible for a one day pre-sale Friday, July 24 at 10 AM.

Madonna.com

Mike Dean talks working on Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour

Comments

What are you working on these days?
I’m working on Madonna’s tour right now, helping her put her show together. It’s cool: taking old songs and making the old stuff match the new stuff. I try to use all the same sounds I use on music now. Drums. Replace bass lines with 808s. Trap snares, hi-hats — all that sh*t. It’s kind of cool. We’re working on “Holiday” right now.

What’s the most important part of translating songs for performance?
With Kanye, we don’t do that much. We just add stuff on top of the tracks — add new stuff. It’s different every day, depending on how you feel; there’s nothing written in stone with how we play. Madonna’s more locked in with all her performances, but she has surprises every night — a big giant production.
For about the last five, six years I’ve been playing with Kanye, touring. It’s been interesting. Definitely makes you understand how to produce, understand the crowd. Definitely helps with your studio sh*t. What works.

The Fader

Madonna’s Instagram: Rebel Heart Tour tease

Comments

She Is Coming………. #rebelhearttour

Madonna

Madonna via Instagram

“Rebel Heart Tour” Theme will be Romance

2 Comments

Madonna says folks shouldn’t be too put off over her recent comments about growing up in Rochester Hills.

“I appreciate my provincial upbringing,” the Michigan-born pop culture icon explained by phone Friday, June 17, from her home in New York City. She’s preparing for her Rebel Heart Tour, which begins Sept. 9 in Montreal and will bring Madonna back home on Oct. 1 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The Bay City-born Madonna (nee Ciccone) — who was raised in Pontiac and Rochester Hills, graduating from Rochester Adams High School — ruffled local feathers when she referred to the “basic, provincial-thinking people” of her hometown during a March interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM satellite radio. The remark even prompted an open letter from Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett defending the area.

Madonna, 56, who studied dance for one semester at the University of Michigan before moving to New York, says she hasn’t read Barnett’s letter but expressed a bit more pride about her roots on Friday.

“To me it’s really important that I came from the Midwest,” she explained, “with my father and people that I was surrounded with, very strong work ethic and my practical approach to work, and not a lot of frills.

“I don’t think I would be as creative as I am if I’d grown up surrounded by everything at my fingertips. The fact that I came from a small town in the Midwest has a lot to do with the kind of open notebook that I had to start my journey of creativity.”

That journey has continued with “Rebel Heart,” Madonna’s 13th studio album — which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts in March — and will take its next step with the tour, which she promised will be one of her characteristically theatrical spectacles, featuring songs from throughout her 32-year Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording career, with plenty of challenging choreography and provocative imagery.

“I’m still working my way through the set list,” said Madonna, who’s working on the show with a team of creative directors, choreographers and costume designers. “The name of the tour, Rebel Heart, starts the party and then I think, ‘What’s a strong beginning? What’s the statement I want to make?’ and then we go on a journey from there.”

The theme of the show, she added, will be “romance.”

“Love. Living for love. Being a rebel heart. Living for love. They’re all kind of intertwined, you know — rising above, believing in your dreams, overcoming heartbreak, things like that,” Madonna said. “You know, the simple things in life.”

And while fans wonder if she can still perform at the level she has in the past, Madonna, whose daughter, Lourdes, begins her second year at U-M this fall, said they won’t be disappointed.

“I have a very disciplined life,” she said. “I don’t do a lot of socializing. My life revolves around my show and my children and trying to live a very healthy lifestyle. The only thing I’m lacking right now is sleep — as always.”

Oakland Press

Luis Camacho talks about “Truth or Dare”

2 Comments

Do you remember when Truth or Dare first premiered?

Oh yeah. It was in New York. That moment was everything–the flashing lights, the cameras, being there with Madonna. It was everything I wanted to be. It was how I always thought my life should be. It was great.

What was it like when you saw the documentary for the first time?

To be honest, I wish there was more of me in the film [laughs]. My ego at the time wouldn’t let me–you know–be alright with what was shown on the film, so my immediate reaction was, I wish I had more face time on the film.

Was there a moment in the tour that you wish had been included?

Oh my God yes, there was a part when we were in Spain, when she met Antonio Banderas. I did a drag show for them. That would’ve been fun to see [laughs]. I just dressed in drag–I didn’t dress up as a character, but I remember we were in London and they got my wig. It was called the Isadora Duncan Wig. They got it from Vidal Sassoon and the people at Vidal Sassoon cut the wig themselves. It was amazing. They did my hair, it was jet black and that’s when I felt like, ooh child, I’ve arrived. There was a photographer, we went up on this balcony and he took my picture—it was fantastic. I couldn’t believe it. There was a designer and went to her shop and picked out a dress and I was like, this is fabulous. Read more at thehissfit.com

Luis Camacho with Madonna in Truth or Dare

Thanks to Paulo

Diplo on Madonna, ageism

6 Comments

You co-produced several songs on Madonna’s new one, including her new single. What do you make of the ageism she faces?
She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder. She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed — “Madonna, we’ve been there, done that, now we’re about Kim Kardashian.” Her song “Ghosttown” was a guaranteed Number One for anybody else, but she didn’t get a fair shot. With “Bitch I’m Madonna,” everyone said there’s no way it will go anywhere, but I’m like, “Screw it, it represents you more than anything.”

Rolling Stone

Watch: Mike Tyson talks about filming the video for Madonna’s “Iconic”

6 Comments

Mike Tyson confirmed in an interview bellow that he just finished filming the video for Madonna’s track “Iconic”. He also revealed that he was chained and naked in the cage…

News Archive

Top