Official Remixes of Madonna’s Crave are now available on YouTube:
Crave Remixes Pt 1. out now
Crave Remixes Pt 1. are now available on Amazon, iTunes and other digital platforms.
1. Crave (Tracy Young Dangerous Remix) [feat. Swae Lee]
2. Crave (Tracy Young Dangerous Radio Edit) [feat. Swae Lee]
3. Crave (Benny Benassi & BB Team Extended Remix) [feat. Swae Lee]
4. Crave (Benny Benassi & BB Team Radio Edit) [feat. Swae Lee]
5. Crave (RNG Club Remix) [feat. Swae Lee]
6. Crave (Otto Benson Remix) [feat. Swae Lee]
7. Crave (Twisted Dee & Diego Fernandez Remix) [feat. Swae Lee]
8. Crave (Dan De Leon & Anthony Griego Remix) [feat. Swae Lee]
Madonna’s Madame X Tour – Billboard Boxscore
After touring arenas and stadiums for much of the last four decades, Madonna is experimenting with a new format for her live shows, playing mini-residencies in theaters around the world.
The Madame X Tour kicked off with a sold-out 16-show run at Brooklyn’s Howard Gilman Opera House (the theater is one of many facilities at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music). Averaging less than 2,000 seats per night, Madonna played to intimate audiences over the span of a month. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the shows combined to gross $9.6 million and sold 31,401 tickets.
Broken out by month, Madonna’s nine shows in September grossed $5.5 million (17,708 tickets), followed by seven shows from Oct. 1-12 that earned $4.1 million (13,693 tickets). That averages out to $601,985 and 1,963 tickets per show.
Playing such intimate shows means that the extended stay at each venue is necessary in order to capture the wide-ranging audience that Madonna has previously been able to reach in just one or two shows per city. Her last venture in New York was a two-show stint at Madison Square Garden, where she grossed $5.2 million and sold 28,371 tickets on the 2015-16 Rebel Heart Tour. Further, she hit Yankee Stadium on Sept. 6 and 8, 2012, pulling in $12.6 million from 79,775 tickets — more than twice the attendance of her 2019 theater run, playing one-eighth of the shows. read more →
Madame X Tour Los Angeles Update
With the highly specialized visual and production elements, Madonna’s Madame X Tour at The Wiltern in Los Angeles will now begin on Wednesday, November 13. The additional nine performances November 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 will proceed as scheduled.
Due to scheduling limitations, we are unfortunately unable to reschedule the November 12th date. Patrons who purchased tickets for that performance will be automatically refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Crave Remixes Pt. 1 out October 25th
According to DrownedMadonna.com, Madonna’s song Crave will finally get officially released Remixes on October 25th.
Crave Remixes Pt. 1 Tracklisting:
Crave (Tracy Young Dangerous Remix) 4:48
Crave (Tracy Young Dangerous Radio Edit) 3:24
Crave (Benny Benassi & BB Team Extended Remix) 4:52
Crave (Benny Benassi & BB Team Radio Edit) 3:19
Crave (RNG Club Remix) 6:39
Crave (Otto Benson Remix) 4:23
Crave (Twisted Dee & Diego Fernandez) 7:17
Crave (Dan De Leon & Anthony Griego Remix) 7:10
Madonna on the cover of 1000th issue of Hot Press Magazine
The 1000th issue of Hot Press – which has five covers, to mark the five decades that we’ve been on the road – is out now!
For our 1000th issue, we decided to do something special. As 2019 draws to a close, we wanted our 1000th issue to look back on five decades of music and culture, and maybe even to talk a little bit about the part that Hot Press has played in documenting their developments.
Cover #3: Madonna
For our ’90s cover, we feature the biggest pop artist of her generation, and possibly the most influential female performer of all time. Madonna has spent her career embodying much of what Hot Press is all about – she’s pushed the boundaries of pop music, reinvented her music and image time and again, and her progressive outlook on issues like sex and gender have drawn controversy from more conservative bases (not that that’s ever stopped her from doing what she wants…)
Madame X Tour in Chicago – Chicago Tribune Review
Madonna does what she wants, when she wants, for whatever reason she wants. In fact, the Madonna of today may be more stubborn. Yes, she has amassed a trove of hits from each decade of her career. But the hits matter less to the artist than the intention behind her music.
Known as something of a chameleon, Madonna made a case for the interconnectedness of her total body of work during the first night of the Chicago leg of her intimate, cell phone-free Madame X tour. A small number of older songs were carefully intertwined with a heavy selection of tracks off her latest album, “Madame X,” to tell the story of this new character. And who is Madame X?
A freedom fighter, for one. Dance is politics. Music is politics. Madonna laid plain the intentions of each “Madame X” show from the start. On stage was very little in the beginning, just a silhouette of a woman at a typewriter, a large black screen, and a fit young dancer jerking his limbs to the rhythm of each keystroke. Behind him, a 1961 quote by James Baldwin splashed across the screen: “Artists are here to disturb the peace.” Get the picture? This is not a moment of nostalgia for Madonna. But if you’re interested in “waking up,” in getting uncomfortable, then stick around. read more →
Madame X Tour in Chicago – Rebellious Magazine Review
The Queen of Pop, The Material Girl, Ms. Ciccone. Madonna has many names and even more personas, several of which were on display during her Oct. 16 performance at The Chicago Theatre, the first of seven sold-out concerts during her Chicago residency.
Of all Madonna’s alter-ego’s, Madame X – the title character of her fourteenth studio album whose roles include a teacher, a mother, a nun, a whore and a spy – spent the most time in the spotlight on Wednesday night as songs from the 2019 release appeared in all five sets of the operatic evening. The show – with its sleep-be-damned start time of almost 11 p.m. – felt like a party attended by old friends, as fans, many clad in Madame X eye-patches, were ready to celebrate Madonna’s 30-plus year career and the music that served as the soundtrack to so many monumental moments in their collective lives. read more →
Madame X Tour in Chicago – The Times of Northwest Indiana Review
Artistic expression was displayed in a mega way on stage at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday night.
Madonna was in the house and lighting up the wee hours of the night with an out-of-the-ordinary artsy production on her “Madame X” tour. Wednesday’s concert was the first show in her mini Chicago residency, which runs through Oct. 28 and has the “Material Girl” performing seven shows.
The tour is promoting her “Madame X” album, which is her latest release.
Everything about the show — from the ticketing process (all via phone) and its start time (10:30 p.m.) to a cell phone ban and its absence of many hits on the playlist — was quite different from most other productions.
As Madonna indicated early on in the show, she wanted her audience to be “present” in the moment and fully engaged in the artistry of it all. So, as soon as people entered the building, phones were taken and placed in a little pouch and not allowed to be used. read more →
Madame X Tour in Chicago – Chicago Sun-Times Review
The pop music icon delivered a potent three-hour spectacle Wednesday night at the Chicago Theatre where she kicked off the first of seven shows at the venue.
There will be a lot of exhausted people in Chicago over the next week and a half, particularly after attending one of Madonna’s shows during her mini-residency at the Chicago Theatre, which, after Wednesday night’s kickoff affair, boasts six more shows over the next 10 days.
With a 10:45 p.m. start time, and topping nearly three hours, the late-night, cell-phone-free spectacle will no doubt garner the ire of some attendees, but the greater takeaway is just how mentally exhausted the performer leaves her fans after the multi-faceted affair, making the show a worthwhile time investment at any start time.
In support of her new album, “Madame X,” released in June on Interscope Records, the show — like the record — extrapolates the many personas of one of the most polarizing figures in music history through well-rehearsed theatrical bits that blur the lines of performance art. Madonna as an artist, a mother, a global citizen, a New Yorker, a Midwesterner, a feminist, a provocateur, a human — all shine through in very distinct and connected ways under the guise of a secret agent looking to find her true identity. read more →
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank on Madonna
On the brink of New York Fashion Week, Bhavna Anna Guyadeen sat down with the Madonna-approved doctor to get an insight into his holistic approach to Cosmetic Dermatology.
Bhavna: It is common knowledge that you work with Madonna. Every time I’ve seen her, she appears ageless. Can you talk a little bit about how you met, how has she changed your perspective on aging and beauty in general and the MDNA skincare collaboration?
Dr. Frank: So, we met about five years ago and she came to me on a recommendation of another patient, as sadly the last doctor she worked with had passed away. After working with her for about a year or two, I got involved in developing the skincare line with her and a Japanese technology company. Together, our tools and our formulas created the perfect synergy to defy the boundaries of modern science and deliver game-changing results.
I think that with Madonna – she’s learned a lot from me, I’ve learned a lot from her. To me, she is a perfect example of the ethos of my profession right now. There isn’t one thing that will keep you from aging. It’s a lifestyle combination. Madonna is the example of someone that is so driven in all of the aspects of her life. She takes good care of herself and her body with diet and exercise. So the small things I do make me look very talented as a doctor because she takes great care of herself. She also does all of these other things, from religion to meditation to diet to exercise to spending time with her family. These are the things that keep her looking ageless as you say, and they are working really well.
Before you walk through my doors, your diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, intimacy levels at home, and meditation should all be things that you are working on at home. I’m the icing on the cake – that is my philosophy. I really take a very holistic approach. You can’t inject happiness into someone’s life. However, when someone is taking care of themselves and working on themselves holistically, then it makes my job easy and together we can achieve the patient’s desired results.
Taylor Swift Praises Madonna for ‘Outstanding’ N.Y.C. Concert: ‘M Gave It Everything’
Just one day after hanging out with Jonathan Van Ness, Taylor Swift linked up with another member of the Queer Eye cast.
The pop star, 29, was joined by the show’s culinary expert, Antoni Porowski, at Madonna’s final Madame X theater tour show in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Swift documented the fun outing with a selfie of her and Porowski, as well as other friends, on her Instagram Story, praising the “Like a Prayer” singer for putting on an incredible performance.
“Thank you Madonna for an outstanding show,” she wrote. “Shout out to the phenomenal dancers, singers, musicians, set designers, crew, wardrobe, glam and M who gave it EVERYTHING.”