Official: Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (Ynet)

Official: Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv
As revealed by Ynet, Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel and perform two songs, said Live Nation, owned by Guy Besser and Shai Mor Yosef. The singer is expected to arrive in Israel a few days before the competition, with a team of more than 60 people. Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams, who helped bring the singer to Israel, said: “I believe that her participation in the event will make a real contribution to the success of the Eurovision Song Contest and the branding of Israel in the world”

Madonna will arrive in Israel 4 days before the competition and will be staying at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv. She is expected to arrive in Israel with a staff of more than 60 people. The person who will make her appearance in Israel is Assaf Blecher, who has previously produced the Oscars and the Golden Globes. The live production company adds that it is possible that two other artists will be exposed to the show in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Contacts with the singer’s members have continued for several months, but have been hampered by the large economic gaps. In recent months, Danny Ben Na’im, the Israeli partner of Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams, has been approached by the corporation in order to obtain financial aid that will enable the performance to take place. Ultimately, the economic barrier was lifted after Adams, one of Israel’s most enthusiastic donors, agreed to finance the costs. Another challenge that the production had to deal with revolves around differences of opinion about the song that was supposed to be elected.

“I am excited and proud to host Madonna in Israel and bring her to the Eurovision Song Contest,” Canadian billionaire Shamman said by donating Madonna’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. “I believe that her participation in the event will dramatically enhance the media exposure that the State of Israel will receive and will contribute significantly to the success of the Eurovision Song Contest and the branding of Israel in the world.”

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held this year at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds. It will open with the semi-finals on May 14 and 16, and the final will be held on May 18. The competition will be led by Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal, with Assi Ezer and Lucy Ayoub alongside them.

SOURCE: YNET

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Madonna is coming to Paris’s Grand Rex theater in 2020

Madame X

Madonna has returned. The singer has just released a new album, Madame X, four years after Rebel Heart, teasing clips of different women on her Instagram feed, whether the peroxide cowgirl or the S&M mistress. Because Madame X is a spy, switching identities to dupe her adversaries, loyal the chameleon trend that Madonna has led throughout her career. “Madame X is a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places. Madame X is a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whole, I’m a spy in the house of love, I’m Madame X,” she muses in the teaser. To launch her new album, the fourteenth in her career, inspired by her life in Lisbon, Madonna released the first single Medellín, featuring singer Maluma, Colombian singer renowned for his reggaeton. We’re already excited for her performance in the Eurovision Song Contest on May 18 in Tel Aviv.

Relive Madonna and Maluma’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards 2019:

 

An exceptional tour

To say Madonna has never been one to follow the crowd is a little understated. For the Madame X world tour, Madonna will host a series of small, intimate perfomances in some of the most prestigious theaters in the world. Starting on September 12, 2019, at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, she will then go on to Chicago, LA, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia and finallly Lisbon, London and Paris’s own Grand Rex theater in 2020.

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MADONNA BRINGS HER MADAME X TOUR TO THE LONDON PALLADIUM – join mailing list

Join the mailing list at LWTheatres.co.uk to receive updates on Madonna’s upcoming Madame X shows in early 2020.

Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album Madame XMadonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theatres, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.

The Madame X Tour will kick off in September 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 resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, The London Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.

 

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Madonna breaks her silence over Michael Jackson abuse allegations

Madonna has broken her silence over the Michael Jackson sex abuse allegations, saying “people are innocent until proven guilty”.

Two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, alleged in graphic detail in a documentary that they were sexually abused as children by the King of Pop.

The Queen of Pop, who took Jackson as her date to the Oscars in 1991, said she has not watched the film Leaving Neverland.

But she told British Vogue: “I don’t have a lynch-mob mentality, so in my mind, people are innocent until proven guilty.

“I’ve had a thousand accusations hurled at me that are not true. So my attitude when people tell me things about people is, ‘Can you prove it?’”

Asked what would constitute proof of Jackson’s guilt, she replied:  “I don’t know, I haven’t seen the film.

“But I guess it would be people recounting actual events – but then, of course, people sometimes lie.

“So I always say, ‘What’s the agenda? What do people want out of this? Are there people asking for money, is there some kind of extortion thing happening?’

“I would take all of those things into consideration.”

She said of the HBO and Channel 4 documentary: “I guess I’ll get around to seeing it. I haven’t seen it yet.”

The King and Queen of Pop went to the Academy Awards together in 1991.

Madonna later called it the “best date ever” and revealed the pair had shared a passionate kiss.

Jackson’s brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie, and his nephew Taj, have dismissed the allegations against the late singer.

Jackson, who died in 2009 aged 50, has been labelled a “master manipulator” who “groomed the world”.

In March, singer Barbra Streisand was criticised for saying the men who claim Jackson abused them were “thrilled to be there”.

She later posted an apology online, saying “I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims.”

See the full feature in the June issue of British Vogue available on newsstands and digital download on May 10.

– Press Association

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Madonna – Madame X Tour, Due To Overwhelming Demand Additional Shows Just Announced In New York & Los Angeles (press release)

Ticket Requests for previously announced North American as well as for the new dates will be accepted now through Friday, May 10 (11:59pm ET).

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

Citi® is the official credit card of the Madame X Tour

See video from Madonna about the Tour https://madonna.lnk.to/TourVid

LOS ANGELESMay 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following this morning’s announcement that Madonna’s Madame X Tourwill be a series of rare and intimate performances taking place exclusively in theaters in select cities in North Americathis fall, demand has been overwhelming and Live Nation has just confirmed additional shows will be available for ticket request alongside the original shows now through Friday, May 10th at 11:59pm ET.

In New York, in addition to the shows previously confirmed at the the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on September 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22, new dates have just been announced on September 24, 25, 26, 28 and October 1 making a total of twelve shows available for fan request. In Los Angeles, adding to the 5 performances already confirmed at The Wiltern on November 12, 13, 14, 16, & 17,  four additional shows have now been announced on November 21, 23, 24, and 25. Here is a link to a video from Madonna about the Tour: https://madonna.lnk.to/TourVid

As with the original dates announced and to ensure fans have best access, ticket requests for the newly announced dates will be accepted immediately through Friday, May 10th at 11:59pm ET at madonna.livenation.com. Fans will be able to select city and show preference plus their preferred price points prior to completing their request.

Fans who would like to also be considered for any of the newly added dates may submit a new request now through Friday, May 10 at 11:59 pm including all dates for which they wish to be considered. To submit a new request, return to https://madonna.livenation.com and sign in, the most recent request for each city will cancel any prior requests. Credit cards will only be charged if the ticket request is fulfilled. All tickets will be confirmed by Sunday May 19 and will be fulfilled using Secure Mobile Tickets. Your ticket barcode will be available 24-48 hours prior to each show for entry. Confirmed ticket requests include one CD of Madonna’s upcoming album, “Madame X” (due out June 14), with each confirmed ticket. Event ticket limit is 4 per person. For more information please visit https://madonna.livenation.com. To see a full list of tour dates, please visit www.madonna.com.

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances will be scaled between $60.00 – $760.00 (plus applicable service fees). Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to enter to purchase tickets at $10.00 at Madonna.com. There will be 10 tickets available per show and fans will be notified on show date if they have been selected for this unique opportunity.

Icon is Madonna’s official fan club and Verified Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages to these very special dates. Legacy Fan Club members will sign in at www.madonna.livenation.com and register for the show(s) of their choice. Icon Fan Club members will be eligible to receive tickets for a single event in up to two cities.

Citi® is the official credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets for all announced concerts by submitting their requests now through Friday, May 10th (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. If selected, cardmembers will receive notification of their ticket allocation by Sunday, May 19th. Citi cardmembers will be eligible to receive up to 4 tickets for a single event across the entire tour. For complete cardmember details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Madame X VIP Packages will be available for fans to request as well. VIP packages may include great ticket locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, fast pass access to designated VIP merch and concessions lanes, and more! . Additionally, fans can access Travel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more! All fans wishing to access VIP Packages may register for the package and show of their choice at madonna.livenation.com

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 resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.

Every ticket purchased includes a physical copy of Madonna’s new release Madame X available on Interscope Records and in stores on June 14th.  The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring.

MADONNA MADAME X 2019 TOUR DATES

     

Sept. 12     

New York, NY      

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 14     

New York, NY       

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 15       

New York, NY        

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 17       

New York, NY       

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 19      

New York, NY          

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 21     

New York, NY        

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

   

New Shows Added:

 

Sept. 22       

New York, NY       

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 24       

New York, NY        

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 25       

New York, NY     

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 26      

New York, NY      

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 28    

New York, NY        

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Oct. 01   

New York, NY        

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

     

Oct. 15      

Chicago, IL         

Chicago Theatre

Oct. 16        

Chicago, IL         

Chicago Theatre

Oct. 17      

Chicago, IL   

Chicago Theatre

Oct. 21      

Chicago, IL         

Chicago Theatre

     

Nov. 12     

Los Angeles, CA    

The Wiltern

Nov. 13       

Los Angeles, CA      

The Wiltern

Nov. 14      

Los Angeles, CA      

The Wiltern

Nov. 16    

Los Angeles, CA     

The Wiltern

Nov. 17        

Los Angeles, CA        

The Wiltern

   

New Shows Added:

 

Nov. 21       

Los Angeles, CA     

The Wiltern

Nov. 23      

Los Angeles, CA   

The Wiltern

Nov. 24       

Los Angeles, CA    

The Wiltern

Nov. 25     

Los Angeles, CA    

The Wiltern

The Madame X Tour will also visit Las VegasBostonPhiladelphiaMiamiLisbonLondon and Paris.
Show information to follow.

For complete ticket information, VIP and Travel Packages visit.  www.madonna.livenation.com
www.madonna.com

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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Madonna Adds 9 New York & Los Angeles Shows to Madame X Tour

Just hours after Madonna announced her residency-like slate of intimate Madame X tour dates on Monday (May 6), overwhelming demand has caused the icon to add nine more shows to the gig.

In New York, in addition to the shows previously confirmed at the the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, new dates have just been announced on September 24, 25, 26, 28 and October 1 making a total of twelve shows. Similarly in Los Angeles, adding to the 5 performances already set for The Wiltern, four additional shows have been announced on November 21, 23, 24, and 25.

Madonna performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas. 

Just like with the original dates, ticket requests for the new dates will be accepted through Friday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET at madonna.livenation.com. Fans will be able to select city and show preference plus their preferred price points prior to completing their request. Credit cards will only be charged if the ticket request is fulfilled. All tickets will be confirmed by Sunday, May 19. Confirmed ticket requests include one CD of Madonna’s upcoming Madame X album (due out June 14).

See the updated list of confirmed tour dates below. The Madame X Tour will also visit Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon, London and Paris, with dates announced in the future.

Sept. 12 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 14 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 15 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 17 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 19 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 21 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 22 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 24 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 25 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 26 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 28 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Oct. 1 — New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Oct. 15 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Oct. 16 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Oct. 17 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Oct. 21 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Nov. 12 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 13 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 14 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 16 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 17 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern​

Nov. 21 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 24 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 25 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern​

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Madonna sells out Brooklyn and LA shows in an hour

Madonna’s “Madame X” tour sold out its Brooklyn and LA shows in just an hour on Monday morning, we hear — and the star will add more dates at BAM and The Wiltern, sources said.

The “Like A Prayer” icon announced Monday that her intimate “Madame X” tour will kick off  with seven dates at the venerable BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, with subsequent stops at LA’s storied The Wiltern as well as theaters in Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Boston and Philadelphia.

Super producer and DJ Diplo helped announce the tour in a tongue-in-cheek video with Madonna — in which he shows up in a cowboy outfit to share margaritas with the singer.

“I’m going on a special tour,” Madonna explains. “Are you doing stadiums?” Diplo asks. “Arenas? Coliseums?” The Material Girl says instead, “I’m going on a theater tour … I want to have an intimate experience with my fans.” She figures, “After I do this for a while people will start hiring me to do parties, bar mitzvahs, weddings.”

The tour sold out five dates at BAM and five at The Wiltern. It will move to Lisbon, London and Paris next year.

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MADONNA ANNOUNCES MADAME X TOUR (press release)

Madonna Madame X Tour Intimate Concert Experience Announced In Limited Number Of Cities Beginning September 12

Ticket Requests are now being accepted for North American Ticket Purchases

Register now through Friday, May 10 at Madonna.Livenation.com

Citi® is the official credit card of the Madame X Tour

LOS ANGELESMay 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album Madame X available globally on June 14Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theaters, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.

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 resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.

Madonna is the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time and has the highest-grossing concert tour ever by a female artist with her Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009) at $408 million.

Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences.  

Madonna is releasing 5 songs before her highly-anticipated new studio album Madame X debuts globally on June 14th. Following the release of  the empowering ballad “I Rise” and the critically-acclaimed “Medellín,” additional songs to be shared with fans include the infectious pop gem “Crave” featuring Swae Lee and produced by Mike Dean on May 10, the Jamaican dancehall vibes of “Future” featuring Quavo on May 17, as well as the sonically innovative “Dark Ballet” on June 7. 

Madonna’s long-time promoter Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music, Live Nation said: “The chance for fans to see Madonna at these venues is incredibly special. We are proud and excited to be able to deliver this ultimate opportunity for her fans.”

To ensure fans have best access, ticket requests for all shows will be accepted now through Friday, May 10th (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. Fans will be able to select city and show preference plus their preferred price points prior to completing their request. By Friday, May 17th, fans whose requests have been confirmed will be notified of fulfillment and informed of their ticket allocation(s) and corresponding show information. All fans will be notified even if we were unable to accommodate their request. Tickets will be fulfilled at Ticketmaster Secure Mobile Tickets. Every ticket purchased includes a CD of Madonna’s new release Madame X in stores June 14th. Event ticket limit is 4 per person. To submit ticket requests and for complete city & date, VIP and Travel Package information visit: Madonna.livenation.com.

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances will be scaled between $60.00 – $760.00 (plus applicable service fees). Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to enter to purchase tickets at $10.00 at Madonna.com. There will be 10 tickets available per show and fans will be notified on show date if they have been selected for this unique opportunity.

Icon is Madonna’s official fan club and Verified Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages to these very special dates. Legacy Fan Club members will sign in at www.madonna.livenation.com and register for the show(s) of their choice. Verified Icon members will receive notification of their seat selection on Friday, May 17th. Icon Fan Club members will be eligible to receive tickets for a single event in up to two cities.

Citi® is the official presale credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets by submitting their requests now through Friday, May 10th (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. Citi cardmembers will be eligible to receive up to 4 tickets for a single event across the entire tour. If selected, Citi cardmembers will receive notification of their ticket allocation by Friday, May 17th. For complete cardmember details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Madame X VIP Packages will be available for fans to request as well. VIP packages may include great ticket locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, fast pass access to designated VIP merch and concessions lanes, and more!  All fans wishing to access VIP Packages may register now through Friday, May 17 (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. Additionally, fans can access Travel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more!

Every ticket purchased includes a physical copy of Madonna’s new release Madame X available on Interscope Records and in stores on June 14th.  The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring.

Dates announced today include seven shows in New York at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House September 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22, four shows at the Chicago Theatre October 15, 16, 17 and 21 and five shows at the Wiltern in Los Angeles November 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17.  Dates for the additional cities listed will be announced soon.

MADONNA MADAME X 2019 TOUR DATES

Sept. 12 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 14 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 15 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 17 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 19 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 21 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sept. 22 

New York, NY 

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Oct. 15 

Chicago, IL 

Chicago Theatre

Oct. 16 

Chicago, IL 

Chicago Theatre

Oct. 17 

Chicago, IL 

Chicago Theatre

Oct. 21 

Chicago, IL 

Chicago Theatre

Nov. 12 

Los Angeles, CA 

The Wiltern

Nov. 13 

Los Angeles, CA 

The Wiltern

Nov. 14 

Los Angeles, CA 

The Wiltern

Nov. 16 

Los Angeles, CA 

The Wiltern

Nov. 17 

Los Angeles, CA 

The Wiltern

The Madame X Tour will also visit Las VegasBostonPhiladelphiaMiamiLisbonLondon and Paris
Show information to follow.

For complete ticket information, VIP and Travel Packages visit.  www.madonna.livenation.com 
www.madonna.com

About Live Nation Entertainment 
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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Madonna Madame X tour dates – music legend to announce concerts in support of her new album

It’s the news that fans have been waiting for and pop icon Madonna is set to confirm her Madame X tour dates on Monday.

The Queen of Pop teased that she’d be making a big tour announcement last week and as promised details were revealed at 9am EDT time on Monday, May 6.That means it will be 1pm UK time that we’ll find out.

Ever since Madonna told fans that some big news was coming, they’ve been speculating which venues she’d be playing and when.

The Madame X tour follows hot on the heels of the release of two Madonna tracks – Medellin (with Maluma) and I Rise.It is also the name of her new, and 14th album, which will be come out on June 14.The release of the dates comes after Madonna, the lady who has given us so many hits including Like A Prayer, Into The Groove, Music and Hung Up, picked up a GLAAD Award at the weekend.

It is being reported that the UK dates will include a residency at the London Palladium, while on Twitter Madonna’s American fans are getting excited after a picture was posted, apparently confirming some of her US shows.

These claim to be at:

* NYC Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22

*The Chicago Theatre on October 15, 16, 17 and 21

*The Wiltern, Los Angeles on November 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17

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Madonna to stage mini-residency at London Palladium for most intimate gigs in years

Madonna is set to prove she is still in Vogue, with a new tour including several gigs at the London Palladium.

The Queen of Pop, 60, is expected to unveil a mini-residency at the world-famous theatre, with tickets likely to sell out in minutes.

A source said: “It’s going to be the hottest ticket in town for years.”The 2,000-seat shows will be some of Madonna’s most intimate, with the Like A Prayer singer usually performing at huge arenas.

It is not yet known what other venues will feature on the tour.

Her last tour was the £120mil­­lion-plus-grossing Rebel Heart, which started in September 2015 – months after she took a tumble off the stage at the Brits.

Madonna recently said of her live shows: “I’ve done so many – world tours, stadiums, sports arenas… I feel like I have to reinvent that too.”She is making a comeback, with her 14th album, Madame X, due out on June 14. And she was in London recently to debut the video for new song Medellin.

In it, Madge writhes on a bed with Colombian singer Maluma, who, at 25, is 35 years’ her junior – before licking his toes.“She said, ‘You are sensuality. Try to do it as if you had the woman of your dreams in front of you.’”Madonna, who lives in Lisbon, unveiled the steamy video during a live-streamed event, hosted by DJ Trevor Nelson.

She wore stockings, a bodysuit and an eye-patch – and carried a horsewhip – for the MTV show, attended by fans from all around the world.

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