The first 15 lorries with equipment for Madonna’s Moscow concert arrived. The trailers brought stage decorations and a part of light equipment from Hanover to the capital. In total there is more than 200 tons of equipment. Despite the long and hard way, the workers started unloading immediately. The decoration’s assemblage has already started.
Ticket exchange to the concert of pop star Madonna is going on in the Luzhniki, Interfax reports. One can exchange tickets in one place only: in the Luzhniki ticket office, where five windows will be working. Only tickets to stands will be exchanged.
There will be entrance to the dance floor with the same tickets, where the date “September, 11″ and the site “Vorobyovy Hills” are indicated. It is worth reminding that Madonna’s concert is to take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on September, 12. At the same time, architect Nodar Kancheli, the designer of the Luzhniki roof and the bad known Transvaal Park, does not exclude an opportunity of the roof collapse during Madonna’s concert. The architect reminded the famous law of physics. Under the law, a construction is collapsed if audio-signals frequency coincides with its own oscillation frequency. Kancheli stated that on air of “Ekho Moskvy” Radio. Nevertheless, Kancheli noted it might not happen in reality. The stadium had stood concerts of groups using much lower and tougher sound than Madonna. In particular, the Luzhniki survived the concerts of the Prodigy and Nazareth.
source : newslab
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An estimated 2,500 Madonna fans braved the rain to exchange their out-of-date concert tickets at Luzhniki stadium on Wednesday, six days before the pop diva’s debut gig in Moscow.
The concert — originally scheduled for Sept. 11 at Vorybyovy Gory — was moved back a day by organizers and switched to the 84,000-seat stadium for security reasons.
Ticket holders began lining up more than two hours before the Luzhniki ticket windows opened at noon, but after the initial rush, the line did not exceed 100 people throughout the day.
Though some fans complained that their new seats were not as close to the stage as the seats they had for the original venue, most were simply relieved to get a ticket.
“We’re not happy about our new seats. We originally had tickets for the dance floor,” said Vika, 21, a Madonna fan who was placed 33 rows away from the stage at Luzhniki.
“But we’re so happy to be able to see Madonna; we’ve waited so long,” said her friend Yulia, 19. The pair was looking forward to Madonna’s controversial crucifixion scene, which has spurred protests across Europe this summer.
A number of Orthodox Christian groups have called for the cancellation of the concert because of the scene.
“We’re afraid [of protests], of course, but we would do anything to see Madonna,” Yulia said.
A smartly dressed man who asked not to be named said he had arrived from St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning for the swap, but was left waiting for hours while staff inspected his original ticket.
“They think it’s not a genuine ticket,” he said.
Ticket scalpers outside the stadium were offering seats at the concert for 10,000 rubles ($375).
The stadium’s ticket offices will be open through Monday for ticket holders to exchange their old tickets, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
source : moscow times
Singer Madonna will arrive in Moscow on September 10, Interfax was told by Mikhail Shurygin, president of NCA, the Russian partner of the main promoter of Madonna’s “Live Nation” world tour.
Madonna’s concert will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on September 12.
The organizers say that a cultural program is also awaiting Madonna in Moscow.
Anton Atrashkin, PR manager of the Russian leg of the tour, told Interfax that construction of the stage at Luzhniki for Madonna would begin on Tuesday. Constructing a 200-ton stage takes about five days.
source : interfax
Madonna is planning a studio collaboration with Lenny Kravitz after he joined her live on stage.
Now that really will be a titanic clash of the perfectionists.
Lenny appeared with Madonna in Paris at the weekend on her Confessions world tour.
They did a version of I Love New York with Lenny adding a scorching guitar solo while Madonna pulled appropriate grimaces.
The pair got on so well they have pencilled in time later this year to go into the studio together to record some material.
I pity the studio staff. You wouldn’t want to do or say anything wrong with those two formidable characters in charge.
source : the sun
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source : madonna nation
Orthodox and patriotic forces are meeting in Pushkin Square in downtown Moscow in a demonstration against Madonna’s forthcoming Moscow show.
Some 100 people holding banners and orthodox flags with a large crucifix placed in the center are participating in the meeting.
“We declare a new Holy Inquisition that will fight against the sacrilege of crosses, icons, Russian Orthodox symbols, including during Madonna’s show. The singer is an advocate of Kabbalah,” chairman of the Union of Orthodox flag-bearers Leonid Simonovich-Nikshich said at the meeting.
The main goal of the inquisition will be “to fight against slander, rather than to kill people,” he said.
source : AFP / Interfax