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Madonna News - May 2019

Madame X Tour – Additional shows and New cities confirmed

NEW DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES & LONDON

LAS VEGAS, BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, MIAMI, LISBON & PARIS SHOW DATES NOW CONFIRMED

Ticket Requests for all newly announced North American performances will be accepted now through Friday, May 24 (12:00 noon ET).

Complete Ticket Request procedures and concert information at Madonna.Livenation.com

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Monday, May 20, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – For Immediate Release.

Due to overwhelming demand, Madonna’s Madame X Tour has announced additional dates in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Newly added New York shows will take place October 2 through October 7; Chicago shows October 23 and October 24; Los Angeles shows November 19 and November 20.

Show dates for the remainder of the Madame X concerts in North America have now been confirmed with 3 shows on November 7, 9 and 10 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; 3 shows November 30, December 1 and 2 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston; 3 shows at The Met in Philadelphia December 7, 8 and 11; and 5 shows at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on December 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19. Complete itinerary available here. read more →

Madame X Tour – Lisbon Coliseum Concert Dates Confirmed

LISBON COLISEUM CONCERT DATES CONFIRMED WITH FIRST SHOWS IN EUROPE – 16, 18, 19, JANUARY 2020

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Monday, 20-May, 2020 – Lisbon, PT. Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances exclusively in theatres, Madonna, Live Nation, Everything Is New and Maverick today unveiled the dates for the first of the European shows in Lisbon, 16, 18 & 19 January, 2020 at the Lisbon Coliseum. Tickets for these very special performances go on sale Saturday, 25-May (10am) at everythingisnew.pt.

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019. The Madame X Tour will then kick off 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, The London Palladium and at Le Grand Rex in Paris. read more →

Madame X Tour – Six New London Dates Announced

DUE TO DEMAND SIX ADDITIONAL LONDON DATES ANNOUNCED

Verified Fan Code Holders May Now Choose from 12 Performances!

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(Monday 20 May 2019, London U.K.) Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances at the iconic London Palladium on 26, 27, 29, 30 January and 1 and 2 February 2020, Live Nation and Maverick announced today that due to overwhelming Verified Fan registrations an additional six shows at The London Palladium have just been confirmed. Verified Fans code holders may now choose from 12 performances with news shows added on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 11 February, 2020. read more →

Madonna shocks Eurovision with Israeli, Palestinian flags during performance

A self-described international agent, dancer, professor, head of state, housekeeper, equestrian, prisoner, student, mother, and nun, Madame X can now add “Eurovision performer” to her long list of occupations.

Madonna — the pop icon behind the titular persona fueling the aesthetic of her upcoming 14th studio album — headlined a two-song set Saturday during the final night of the 64th annual continental song competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, dipping into her catalog of hits for a hip-hop-inspired rendition of classic song “Like a Prayer” as well as grooving through the new track “Future” featuring rapper Quavo. But, the 60-year-old also ruffled feathers after viewers noticed a pair of Madonna’s dancers brandishing the Palestinian and Israeli flags on their backs as they embraced each other — widely seen as a political statement on the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Madonna showing Israeli and Palestinian flags at Eurovision in Tel Aviv

The set also saw several background performers falling to the ground while wearing gas masks, and concluded with Madonna and Quavo holding hands as the words “wake up” flashed on a large screen behind them.

In a statement to EW, the European Broadcasting Union — producer of the Eurovision contest — addressed the dancers’ outfits, confirming that “this element of the performance was not part of the rehearsals which had been cleared with the EBU and the Host Broadcaster, KAN.” The statement goes on to note “the Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and Madonna had been made aware of this.”

A representative for Madonna provided EW with a photo of the performance (above) with a note that “a message of peace is not political.”

In addition to performing, Madonna appeared for a brief interview during Eurovision’s live telecast, telling the audience “The one thing that brings me to [these] countries and the thing that brings all of these people here tonight is music, so let’s never underestimate the power of music to bring people together.” She then quoted her 2000 single “Music” by saying: “Music makes the people come together, yeah!”

Entertainment Weekly

Photos: Madonna at Eurovision

Madonna performs “Like A Prayer” and “Future” at Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (May 19 2019)

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Madonna to channel Joan of Arc at Eurovision, designer Gaultier says

Jean-Paul Gaultier has dressed Madonna as a “futuristic” Joan of Arc for her guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Israel, the fashion designer told Reuters on Saturday.

“It’s fantastic to have Madonna, especially for the Eurovision,” Gaultier said outside the Tel Aviv venue of the 2019 songfest.

The French designer said his inspiration came from one of his own countrywomen.

“Kind of Joan of Arc, you know? Because she is like a winner – a winner, kind of. A warrior, let’s say,” he said, smiling.

“Twenty years, thirty years ago (Madonna) didn’t know what was Eurovision, and now she’s singing there.”

Jean Paul Galtier

Reuters

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Arthur Fogel Breaks Down Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ Tour

As this issue was going to press, Madonna had just announced dates for her upcoming “Madame X” Tour in support of her upcoming 14th studio album of the same name. And, as luck would have it, Arthur Fogel, the man overseeing Madge’s tours for the past 18 years, also happens to be Live Nation’s esteemed president of global touring and chairman of global music (and an Impact 50 honoree, click here). Here, he discusses what to expect for the global superstar’s first jaunt since 2015-2016’s Rebel Heart Tour and her serious underplays.

How many tours have you done with Madonna?
This will be my sixth. I started with her in 2001. Prior to that, she had toured, I think twice in 15 years? So, this is the sixth in whatever 18 years. She’s Madonna, right? This particular tour is a bit of a twist because she’s going to play multiple nights in smaller venues. It is not an arena tour or stadium tour. read more →