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Rebel Heart Tour CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Full Press Realese

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR LIVE DVD, BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL CONCERT FILM TO BE RELEASED THIS AUTUMN WITH LIVE ALBUM NEW YORK – May 12, 2017 – MADONNA today announced her record-breaking MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will be released by Eagle Vision September 15th on digital download, DVD and blu-ray complete with bonus content.

DVD and blu-ray versions with an audio CD of highlights from the much-heralded tour will also be available.

The Material Girl will also release a live album featuring 22 songs from the Rebel Heart Tour, available on double CD and digital download.

The MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film was recorded around the world and features both live and behind the scenes material, as well as previously unreleased footage culminating with performances at the Sydney Qudos Bank Arena (formerly known as the Allphones Arena) in Australia in March of 2016.

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

The DVD cover art was designed by Madonna fan Aldo Diaz.

The tracklist for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film and live concert album span all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious career, including songs from her chart-topping Rebel Heart album to classic fan favorites.

Of particular note to longtime fans will be the new interpretations of some of Madonna’s timeless hits.

Praise includes: Madonna is Unstoppable (New York Times); doesn’t Miss a Beat (Washington Post); the Queen of Pop…an inspirational figure (LA Weekly); there’s nobody else near her throne (Rolling Stone); the ultimate professional (Entertainment Weekly); a display of superstar invincibility (Financial Times); the greatest living performer on earth (The Oxford Student).

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months.

Madonna performed 82 shows, plus the special “Tears Of A Clown” fan club show in Melbourne.

The tour grossed $169.8M with 1,045,479 in attendance, making her the top grossing touring female artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in tickets sold over the course of her career.

Madonna is also the fourth top grossing touring act since tracking began in 1990. The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (with band keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.

Pre-order information coming soon.

Rebel Heart Tour

Rebel Heart Tour CD / DVD / Blu-Ray announced

Madonna announced her new concert film, Rebel Heart Tour, will be released September 15th. The live film originally premiered on Showtime in December 2016 and was taped during Madonna’s Sydney, Australia concerts in March 2016.

The film includes bonus content such as live and behind-the-scenes unreleased footage. The career-spanning set list featured hits from throughout Madonna’s discography, as well as reinterpreted renditions of classic tracks, acoustic versions of “Like A Prayer,” “Secret” and “Don’t Tell Me” and her first ever in-concert performances of “Take a Bow.”

Madonna fan Aldo Diaz designed Rebel Heart Tour’s cover art, while the singer’s frequent collaborators Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman co-directed the film. Rebel Heart Tour will be released as a digital download, DVD/Blu-ray and a standalone CD featuring highlights from the concert.

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour cover

Rolling Stone

Patti LuPone Slams Madonna as a ‘Movie Killer’

Patti LuPone slammed Madonna’s acting abilities during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Tuesday, May 9.

The Broadway legend, 68, and the pop superstar, 58, both played Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón in Evita; LuPone won a Tony Award for her role in the original 1979 Broadway production, while Madonna won a Golden Globe for the 1996 film adaptation.

During Tuesday’s WWHL, Cohen asked LuPone to share her thoughts on Madonna’s performance in Evita, and she didn’t hold back. “I was on the treadmill. You know when MTV used to have music videos, right? I saw, I believe it was ‘Buenos Aires,’ and I thought it was a piece of s–t,” she said. “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes. She cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be in film or on stage. She’s a wonderful performer for what she does, but she’s not an actress.”

LuPone also told viewers that she and the “Vogue” singer have never had a conversation about their respective performances in Evita, though they have crossed paths. “She was downstairs at the Mitzi Newhouse [Theater in New York] when I was upstairs doing Anything Goes in the Vivian Beaumont, and a press agent actually put a sign up that there was only one diva allowed in this theater at a time,” LuPone said. “It wasn’t me! It was the press agent that did it. I don’t know whether she ever found out about it. I did meet her after her opening night party, and the only thing that Madonna has ever said to me was, ‘I’m taller than you.'”

In general, the theater vet isn’t a fan of many film adaptations of stage musicals. “I don’t know why people assume they can do musicals or make movie musicals without ever having been involved with the process of making a musical,” she said, noting that she didn’t enjoy 2012’s Les Misérables. “That’s the thing I don’t understand.”

US Weekly

Madonna congratulates Emmanuel Macron on French election win

Congrats to Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron. 🇫🇷🇫🇷 !!!!! Fun Fact for Monday is that the first Lady of France is 24 yrs older than her husband and no one in France seems to care about their age difference nor insisted that Brigitte “Act her Age” 😂🎉👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🇫🇷🇫🇷♥️ Vive La France!

Madonna congratulates Emmanuel Macron

Madonna via Instagram

Guy Ritchie reveals Madonna divorce felt like ‘death’

Guy Ritchie says the breakdown of his marriage to Madonna was “like a death”.

Although the 48-year-old director is now happily married to Jacqui Ainsley, 35, he admitted that his divorce from Madonna, 58 – the mother of his sons Rocco and David – in 2008 was tough.

He told the Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine: “A marriage breakdown is a death. That is all I can say. Now I just want to say positive things about her. I don’t regret being married to her, I don’t, you know, not in the slightest.

“She’s a wonderful mother and has been very good to the kids, and her new kids, the twins, will have a wonderful education and receive lots of love. No one could say anything negative about that.”

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Madonna’s Instagram: MET Gala 2017

Just Hanging out at the Met! Thanks Jeremy for my kick ass dress! 🔫🔫🔫💯🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉. Dont F**k wid us! 😂🙌🏻

Madonna at 2017 MET Gala

Sometimes you just have to let your friends rest on your boobies! 🤡🤡🤡

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