The Confessions Tour Amsterdam September 3 photo gallery

Madonna started her first of two shows at the Amsterdam ArenA during The Confessions Tour at 9.30pm, which was late by her standards back then (now we refer to it as ‘early’). There were various protests outside the Amsterdam ArenA, mostly influenced by Dutch political party SGP as they labelled Madonna’s performance of “Live To Tell” sacrilegious. Flyers were being handed out to waiting fans that said “Madonna – Jesus Loves You”. They wanted the performance cut or demanded a cancellation of the entire show. 

In true Madonna style, she went on to perform the full “Live To Tell” song and didn’t change a thing. There was an issue with the sound near the end of “I Love New York” and Madonna was told to stall time and wait to perform the next song. When the issue was fixed she performed a flawless “Ray of Light”, however the next issue came up when the lights in her cape at the start of “Lucky Star” failed to work. Madonna stood there opening up her cape and……nothing. Thankfully this did not take away from a fabulous outstanding performance of tonight’s show.

Check out our updated brand new photo gallery of the first show in Amsterdam HERE

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TONIGHT! Madonna at the BBC (BB2 Madonna night)

Madonna at the BBC, the brand new TV special will air on BBC2 tonight at 21:05 (local time). Remember that in Holland this means the special will start at 22:05 (local time).

A look back at a selection of magical Madonna moments on various BBC shows, from her first Top of the Pops appearance with Holiday in 1984 right up to the present day. This collection covers Madonna’s journey from Material Girl to Queen of Pop and captures how over the years her ability to combine charisma, controversy and classic pop tunes has made her the female icon of her times and a true global superstar.

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Take a Bow Remixes EP now available on all digital platforms

Take a Bow Remixes EP is now (December 17) available on all digital platforms.

01 Take a Bow – Edit
02 Take a Bow – InDaSoul Edit
03 Take a Bow – Silky Soul Mix
04 Take a Bow – InDaSoul Mix Version
05 Take a Bow
06 Take a Bow – InDaSoul Instrumental Version
07 Take a Bow – Silky Soul Instrumental
08 Take a Bow – Instrumental

If you can’t find it on your digital platforms yet, try again after midnight.

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Siedah Garrett on Her Years With Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Diana Ross

Tell me about getting the job on True Blue by Madonna.
That was producer Stephen Bray. I’d been writing with him. I knew he knew Madonna, and I wanted to write a song for Madonna. He was producing True Blue and invited me to come and record. That’s how I met Madonna.

What was she like?
She was awesome, and she was stunning. No makeup. Straight-up beautiful. She was ridiculously youthful and gorgeous. And she was fun to sing with. She appreciated good singers, so she let me and the other singers do our thing.

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The Confessions Tour Paris August 31, 2006 photo gallery

Lenny Kravitz joined Madonna on stage for “I Love New York” at Madonna’s fourth and final Confessions Tour stop in Paris in 2006. The surprise guest played guitar on the track and the pair sealed the performance with a kiss. 

One of the dancers (“Jump” and “Hung Up”) came and hung out at the barriers all ready with the cowboy hat on. Of course the “fan” she takes the cowboy hat from during “Let It Will Be” is obviously a member of the crew. Madonna’s speeches before “Drowned World / Substitute For Love” seemed to become longer and longer every single night. Fans who traveled from all over the world to be there, brought along flags and Madonna made it a habit to name the countries. 

When the show ended we ran into dancers Cloud and Tamara right outside Bercy. The next day we found ourselves in the same Thalys as the entire Confessions Tour crew (including Guy Oseary) from Paris to Amsterdam. We chatted to them at the bar and posed near the toilets for pictures….

Check out the full updated photo gallery of the August 31, 2006 performance now HERE

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Who’s That Girl Tour 1987 original newspaper articles online

The first batch of original press articles on the Who’s That Girl Tour is online! 60 carefully scanned and/or photographed newspaper articles are ready for you to view. Most of the press articles report on the Who’s That Girl Tour in Rotterdam and include interviews with the Dutch crew who were about to take on the filming for the official broadcast (and video release).

When you want to read an article, remember to zoom as they’re all available in large format. If available, the source and publication date has been included.

Click HERE and click on ‘Newspapers’ to view the collection.

More to come, stay tuned!

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Madonna at the BBC – REMINDER

Madonna at the BBC, the brand new TV special will air on BBC2 on the 18th December at 21:05 (local time).

A look back at a selection of magical Madonna moments on various BBC shows, from her first Top of the Pops appearance with Holiday in 1984 right up to the present day. This collection covers Madonna’s journey from Material Girl to Queen of Pop and captures how over the years her ability to combine charisma, controversy and classic pop tunes has made her the female icon of her times and a true global superstar.

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Who’s That Girl Tour original newspaper articles coming soon!

We have been working on a lot of original newspaper articles on Madonna’s 1987 Who’s That Girl Tour. Some of these have previously been featured on this website, but they have been enhanced to make for a more enjoyable reading experience.

Most of these articles are from the shows in Rotterdam, but there’s Germany, there’s France and there’s the USA. There are also articles on the taping of the show in Turin, Italy by the Dutch crew, which will be translated!

Close to 70 original articles will be added soon!

Stay tuned

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The Confessions Tour Paris August 30, 2006 photo gallery

Join us and revisit Madonna’s third of four sold out nights at Bercy during The Confessions Tour in Paris. We’d been able to catch Madonna while leaving her hotel again, Madonna chose to smile to the waiting crowd this time around. 

Madonna gave a flawless performance tonight despite a technical hiccup during ‘Let It Will Be’ leaving Stuart Price confused with his hands up in the air as seen in one of the photographs. Madonna tried her best but it never got back on track as it should, so instead of grabbing the camera (for the live feed on the screens) with her hand, she stuck her ass in it. Madonna addressed the technical issue during her speech and it seemed fixed by the time she sang “Drowned World / Substitute For Love”.

Click HERE to check out 59 photographs of the third Paris show.

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The Confessions Tour Paris August 28 photo gallery

Madonna was in much better spirits at the second show of The Confessions Tour in Paris on August 28. Earlier that day we caught Madonna leaving her hotel de Crillon. A lot more fans had gathered here than her previous stay in Paris at the George V. Madonna left the building in her signature (designed for) H&M outfit with matching Ed Hardy cap and managed a wave to the crowd.

We have updated a total of 53 photographs of this day in our photo gallery, check them out HERE

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