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Madonna News - February 2012

Madonna’s Abu Dhabi concert sold out in an hour

US popstar Madonna’s concert in Abu Dhabi on June 3 sold out in just over an hour after tickets went on public sale today.
While tickets for the Yas Arena concert were available on pre-sale on Wednesday Feb 22 and Thursday Feb 23, tickets went on sale to the general public at noon today.
Priced from AED495, a source at promoters Flash Entertainment confirmed the event had completely sold out by 1pm.
“Madonna’s track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself. Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception,” Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter, said earlier this month when the concert was announced.

Madonna fever heats up Dubai

As part of her latest world tour US pop star Madonna is all set to entrall fans in Abu Dhabi this summer. And the Emirates is all ready beginning to feel the heat.

Tickets for her June 3 concert went on sale today (February 27) at Virgin Megastores outlets in Mall of Emirates and Dubai Mall and a decent crowd had already queued up early morning before the booths could open.

‘Emirates24|7’ saw a cross-section of fans – from mothers with kids in prams to teenage students and office-goers patiently waiting for their turn.

Considering this is a Monday morning, the crowd turnout has been substantial. While some over-enthusiastic fans were disheartened on not witnessing a stampede others heaved a sigh of relief at being able to peacefully purchase their tickets.

Fadi Ghanem, 27, said: “I got here at 10am anticipating long queues, but it’s not too bad.” He planned to buy Dh250-tickets for his seven friends and was not sure how many one person is allowed to purchase.

Flash Entertainment allowed eight tickets of the general admission category to be sold per person, prompting one Janet Ester to say: “That’s a bit much don’t you think? Surely four per person is good enough to allow others further up in the line to have a chance at the cheaper tickets?”

Swapnil Joshi, a college student, said: “I had class so I couldn’t get here any earlier than 11.30am, but I’m not complaining.”

“I called in sick from work today to get here,” said Mark P, refusing to give his full name, lest he gets caught by the boss, he said. “Just to make it clear, I’m just here to earn brownie points with my girlfriend. I couldn’t care less.”

Meanwhile, classic Madonna tracks such as ‘Like A Virgin’ and “Fever’ created the right mood at the outlets.

Give Me All Your Luvin on Charts – Week #3

Australia (Singles) – 25-44-61
Australia (Digital) – 25-/-/
Austria – 11-22
Belgium Flanders/Wallonia – 6-5-6 / 3-3-3
Canada (Hot 100) – 11-1-7
Canada (Digital) – 6-1-11
Denmark – 16-18-34
Finland (Singles) – 1-9-16
Finland (Digital) – 1-9-16
France (Single) – 4-3-6
France (Digital) – 4-2-6
Germany – 8-28
Greece (Digital) – 2-5-/
Ireland (Singles) – 11-26-44
Ireland (Digital) – 11-/-/
Italy – 2-2-6
Luxembourg – 10-/
Netherlands – 2-22-27
Portugal (Digital) – 5-4-7
Spain – 2-3-6
Sweden (Digital) – 2-5-12
Switzerland – 6-20
UK (Singles) – 37-51-93
US (Hot 100) – 13-10-39
US (Airplay) – 28-59-63
US (Digital Sales) – 7-6-32
MediaTraffic (WorldWide) – 22-7-21

Madonna’s Oscars Party Details

…Her film W.E. is nominated for an Academy Award for best costumes, and the star has promised to sing live at her annual post-Oscar party, which is being held at her manager Guy Oseary’s house.
Confirmed party guests include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, Natalie Portman, Sean Penn, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Cruise.
She has also apparently phoned Penelope Cruz, Bradley Cooper and Cameron Diaz to personally invite them to the party, which she usually co-hosts with Demi Moore, who is recovering from a breakdown.
Daily Mail

Girls Gone Wild Lyric Video postponed

In a last minute plan change, the Girls Gone Wild lyric video will not premiere tonight at midnight PST anymore.
The lyric video will be edited on a remix version of the single which is still being polished at the moment and we can expect that version to go with the lyric video that is now scheduled to be released next week.