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Madonna News - November 2015

Rebel Heart Tour Kicks Off European Tour

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour today announced that Lunice, and Rejjie Snow will be the supporting artists for select upcoming Rebel Heart Tour dates. Following a critically acclaimed North American run, The Rebel Heart Tour kicked off November 4th in Koln, Germany before heading to 15 additional cities across the UK & Europe.

Recognized as a pioneer for female DJs all around the world, International DJ Mary Mac kick-started the European tour with her opening slot November 4 & 5 in Koln, Germany. With a combination of natural talent, passion and cultural music influences from her Haitian background, this quickly led to Mary Mac becoming a highly sought-after female Producer, Song Writer, MC & DJ.

Rejjie Snow will open the Rebel Heart Tour dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow. The Irish-born rapper honed his distinctive style in the US, while living in Georgia & LA. Following Diplo and Kaytranada, Rejjie will join Madonna on tour hot off the release of his latest single “Blakkst Skn”. Rejjie Snow:;

After wrapping a three-city supporting slot for the Rebel Heart Tour in North America, Montreal born producer and DJ Lunice will open the Rebel Heart Tour dates in Barcelona, Antwerp, Mannheim, Amsterdam, Paris, and Zurich. A disciple of hip hop, Lunice is an international sensation – overthrowing the live arena everywhere he goes with his unique style and approach to music. Lunice:

The Rebel Heart Tour kicked off in Montreal on September 9th and has been selling out shows along the way including three SOLD OUT shows in NYC alone which included Madonna’s 25th consecutive sell-out at Madison Square Garden. The press has been raving about the performances including: PITCHFORK: “It’s nice to be reminded how refreshing it is to simply love something because it makes you feel alive.” ROLLING STONE: “Madonna spent three hours in New York proving what a goddess she is.” THE WASHINGTON POST: “Madonna doesn’t miss a beat.” NY DAILY NEWS: “An infectious night that brought the Canadian crowd to a series of spontaneous, and escalating, standing ovations.” NEW YORK TIMES: “Unstoppable.” COURIER POST: “Madonna is seriously one of the most important pop figures of ever.”

Never-Before-Seen Photos of Madonna featured in a new Exhibition


Some It-girls of the ’80s may regret that their youthful glory predated social media, but Interview magazine’s former associate publisher Paige Powell doesn’t have to. Powell arrived in New York in 1980 from the Pacific Northwest, looking like a granola version of Edie Sedgwick and armed with the work ethic of Mary Tyler Moore. She was soon swept up in Interview’s bid to be a more serious publication — “At first it was more for friends, like, Fran Lebowitz drove the delivery truck to drop off issues at different newsstands,” she remembers — and Andy Warhol’s select social whirlwind of downtown clubbing, midtown shopping and uptown lunches. “Andy always said, ‘Work is fun and fun is work,’” Powell says. “It was just the way I thought New York City was, all the time, for everyone — exuberant.”

Powell often carried the latest camera or camcorder from Japan with her and used them often to capture intimate snapshots of her coterie: including Warhol, Madonna, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was her boyfriend from 1982 through 1984. For nearly 40 years, she’s been sitting on (“literally; they were stashed in boxes under the bed,” she says) a treasure trove that’s remained largely unexamined. Powell returned to Portland in the ’90s to focus on animal rights advocacy work, and it’s there that her images will be showcased for the first time, in two interactive multimedia installations, “The Ride” and “Beulah Land,” opening this week at the Portland Art Museum. Still in possession of plenty of influential friends, Powell asked David LaChapelle to mix a musical soundtrack for the show and Kenny Scharf to create a signature “Cosmic Cavern” to accompany it. “Half of the photos in the new installation will be from the ’80s, and half will be photos moving forward to the present,” Powell says, noting that the installation is meant to be “interactive,” just like the one she created at the art bar also called Beulah Land in the ‘80s (see slide 7) — visitors can add notes to the walls. “So we’re having a cocktail party for the guards at PAM, to prepare them,” she notes, “because we don’t want them to be alarmed.”

New York Times

Adele talks about being inspired by Madonna’s Ray Of Light

…The direct sonic influence is hard to find, but one of the chief inspirations for 25 was Madonna’s Ray of Light.

“You know what I found so amazing about that record?” Adele says. “That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best. I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that.” She felt detached from her artistic self. “I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘F*ck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, Ray of Light.'” Adele listened to it over and over, and was particularly captivated by “Frozen.” “I took that song as ‘I’ve gotten my confidence to come and do me again.’ ”