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Madonna to sing in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Sept. 12


Madonna’s concert will be held at a stadium in southwest Moscow on September 12, the organizers said Monday, correcting earlier reports that the much-awaited event would take place September 11.
Initially Madonna’s concert was to take place at the Vorobyovy Gory hill overlooking the capital in front of Moscow State University also in the southwest of the capital. But authorities said the venue had to be changed for security reasons.
The decision to hold the concert in Luzhniki was made by NCA, an official partner to LIFE NATION, the promoter of the American pop diva’s “Confessions on a Dance Floor” tour, and the Moscow authorities, NCA President Mikhail Shurygin said.
Moscow’s police chief, Vladimir Pronin, had said earlier Monday that Tushino airfield in the northwest of the capital was the only possible venue for concerts with as many as over 200,000 ticket holders.
Pronin said 250,000 people were expected at the concert but Vorobyovy Gory and Luzhniki could only accommodate around 40,000 and 70,000 spectators respectively. About 100,000 tickets have been sold already, he said.
Considering Luzhniki’s limited capacity, Madonna may have to perform there twice, he said.
source : ria

Moscow govt confirms Madonna’s show at Luzhniki


Madonna’s concert is scheduled to take place at the Luzhniki sports center, First Deputy Moscow Mayor Lyudmila Shvetsova told Interfax on Monday.
“We are preparing a draft order on assisting holding Madonna’s performance at the Luzhniki,” she said.
“The organizers have already said that the place suits them well,” the first deputy Moscow mayor said, adding that “security for the concert-goers and other organizational issues can be guaranteed” at the Luzhniki.
It was reported earlier that organizers planned to hold the September 11 concert at Vorobyovy Gory.
source : interfax

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No 2nd Moscow Concert and more about Madonna’s visit


Despite the information that Madonna wants to meet Russian president in person, the meeting between American pop star and Vladimir Putin will not be held, apparently. Instead the dinner with the president, an extensive cultural program was offered to Madonna. The program includes visiting one of Moscow’s fashionable clubs or restaurants.
According to British newspaper The Sun, Madonna plans to meet with Russian president the next day after her concert in Moscow scheduled for September 11. The newspaper claims that both daughters of Vladimir Putin, Masha and Katya, will attend the dinner together with their father, because they persuaded him to meet their favorite singer. “Such possibility has been considered for quite a long time,”? a source close to Madonna told the newspaper. “She wanted to meet with President Putin, who at first doubted the necessity of this meeting. However, knowing that his daughters are Madonna’s fans, Putin finally agreed.”? “It is unlikely that Madonna will be discussing her disputable body movements on the stage. She will rather talk about peace in the world,”? said Madonna’s friend quoted by The Sun. Perhaps, she wanted to tell Vladimir Putin about the magic qualities of a liquid discovered in one of Russia’s lakes. Madonna, being the follower of Hebrew mystic cult of cabbala, firmly believes this liquid can accumulate people’s positive energy which can neutralize nuclear waste. Madonna even wrote to British government and Britain’s nuclear energy committee about the magic liquid. However, British nuclear scientists were not so enthusiastic about the idea, and said it contradicts the laws of nature.
Meanwhile, President Putin’s administration officials absolutely denied the possibility of Putin’s meeting with Madonna, saying The Sun’s information is only speculations. “Vladimir Putin hasn’t been planning any meetings or contacts with Madonna,”? said Dmitry Peskov, first deputy spokesman of Russian president. Moreover, a Kremlin source said the president will not even attend Madonna’s concert, which means his preferences differ from those of his daughters.
Spokesman of Russian organizers of Madonna’s concert Anton Atrashkin told Kommersant that he knows nothing of such plans of the pop diva, and that all such declarations are simply conjectures. “Madonna never told her tour organizers of her wish to meet with Vladimir Putin,”? said Atrashkin. Yet, he admitted that the singer will have an extensive cultural program. Beside the usual sight-seeing of Moscow’s architectural and historic monuments, Madonna will see Moscow’s night-life. She plans to visit one of fashionable night clubs. “A list of most interesting clubs and restaurants in Moscow was compiled for Madonna. She will make her own choice out of this list,”? said Atrashkin. He did not name those clubs and restaurants, as well as the hotel where the pop star will be staying, due to security reasons. According to The Sun, Russian mafia threatened to kidnap Madonna (Kommersant, August 20).
While Madonna is left to make her choice, Moscow clubs’ promoters are trying to influence it. Opera club promoter Andreas Lobjanidze said his colleagues are even ready to pay for Madonna’s visit to their restaurants and clubs. “Everyone from Dyagilev to Metelitsa compete for Madonna’s visit. I’ve heard the stakes reach half a million. Opera club is ready to pay $300,000, although none of us believes anymore that Madonna will really come.”?
Atrashkin noted that Madonna did not set any unusual or shocking requirements. As to the rumors about Madonna’s second concert in Moscow, Atrashkin firmly denied it as absolutely unreal. “Such possibility was discussed. Yet, Madonna’s representatives confirmed only one concert,”? said Atrashkin.
source : kommersant

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Rumour : Madonna’s Moscow concert to be held at Luzhniki


Madonna’s Moscow show will take place at the Luzhniki stadium, a source in the Russian authorities close to organizers of the concert told Interfax on Friday.
The concert had been scheduled to be held at Vorobyovy Gory, “but law enforcement bodies objected to the venue, saying it would be impossible to guarantee security there,” the source said.
The Tushino airfield was also mooted as a possible venue, he said.
“Luzhniki stadium is a suitable venue, there everything is in place to ensure the security of visitors and musicians,” the source said.
“The venue for the concert will be announced early next week,” he said.
source : interfax

Even at 48, Madonna looks like she’s in her 30s!


Anyone searching for the elixir of life should go straight to the queen of pop Madonna, for a new poll has found that nearly 60 percent of people believe she looks much younger than she really is.
According to Contactmusic, 56 percent of the readers of In Touch magazine thought that the singer, who recently celebrated her 48th birthday this month, was only in her early 40s.
37 percent of them also thought that the ‘Hung Up’ singer, who is currently on the German leg of her ‘Confessions’ world tour, was in her late 30s, with only 7 percent of those taking part in the poll voting that the singer looks her age.
source : ani

Demonstrations in Moscow


Police have detained activists of the “Georgiyevtsy!” Orthodox youth organization for distributing pamphlets near the Marshal Zhukov monument in downtown Moscow that call for boycotting Madonna’s September 11 concert in the Russian capital.
Ten people or so, all of them aged 15-16 years, were detained, an Interfax correspondent reports.
The young people, dressed in yellow T-shirts with “Madonna, Go Home!” written on them, told journalists and passers-by that “the concert insults the religious feelings of Orthodox believers.”
The September 11 concert “is blasphemous because it is due to take place on the day when the whole world pays homage to the victims of the terrorist attack in New York,” they said.
The concert comes “as an ideal excuse for certain forces to destabilize the situation in the city on that day,” the organization’s co-chairman Stepan Medvedko said.
The organization’s activists are working in several Moscow districts and hope to distribute up to 10,000 pamphlets, Medvedko said.

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source : Interfax / Reuters