Rebel Heart Tour Official Dutch release party report – by Dave Crombeen

Dutch:

En ja dan is nu het tijdperk Rebel Heart echt afgesloten. 

We hadden weer het geluk dat er een release party was.  Bedankt MU voor het initiatief.  Het was een leuke gezellige avond.  Het verbaast me altijd weer wat voor een divers publiek erop af komt.  De goodie bag was echt waanzinnig.  Zat een heel tof shirt in.  
Nu lekker luisteren naar de live cd, denkend aan alle leuke Rebel Heart momenten, alle vrienden die ik weer heb gezien en de nieuwe die ik heb gemaakt.  Love u M family.

Dave Crombeen


English:

The Rebel Heart era has come to an end.

We were lucky to experience another release party. Thank you to MU for the initiative. It was a great evening. I am always surprised to see what kind of crowd such parties attract. The goodie bag was to die for, it included a really cool shirt!

Now I am enjoying listening to my live CD, thinking about all the good Rebel Heart moments, all the friends I have seen again and the new ones I’ve made. Love u M family.

Dave Crombeen

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Rebel Heart Tour Official Dutch release party report

Rebel Heart has officially been launched in The Netherlands! The official celebration at FAME in Amsterdam brought some incredibly nice goodies for those that attended!

Universal Music supplied these fabulous official Rebel Heart exclusive t-shirts and posters, FAME included a free 2018 calendar and we brought along some heart shaped Rebel Heart Tour coasters and free French Spotlight fanzines!

We hope you all enjoyed your night out! Enjoy your Rebel Heart Tour products!

Check out the gallery below for a short impression

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TONIGHT! Rebel Heart Tour Official Release Party Amsterdam FAME

Releaseparty Madonna Rebel Heart Tour 19:00 – 21:00 @ FAME Megastore

What can you expect?

– FAME in Madonna style

– private event

– entrance only with free ticket

– Free drinks and snacks (no alcohol)

– lots of Madonna items for sale, including merchandise

– screening of the concert on large screen 

– Best Dressed Contest

– Unique give-aways with the pre-order (in order of pre-order/ticketreservation on EventBrite)

– One of the give-aways: the first 100 pre-orders through EventBrite receive a free Madonna calendar!

and more..!

200 people max!
To gain entrance to the event you have to pay for your pre-order before the event. The introduction ticket is only valid in combination with a ticket for a pre order of the DVD of Blu-ray of the Rebel Heart Tour. One guest per bought product (so entry for 2 people per receipt). Only entrance to the event with pre order ticket or guest. Maximum of 2 tickets per person is available through Eventbrite.

This event has been made available in collaboration with: Universal Music, MadonnaUnderground and MadonnaNed

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Aristocrat Technologies Licenses Madonna Brand for New Slot Game


LAS VEGASSept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aristocrat has licensed the Madonna brand for a new multi-game slot deal, and the company will be causing a commotion when it unveils the first Madonna™ Slot Game this October at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. 

Since arriving on the Hot 100 with “Holiday” in the week of Oct. 29, 1983, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Madonna has earned a total of 57 chart hits, including a record 38 Top 10 singles. Madonna also holds the title of the highest-grossing solo touring female artist in Billboard Boxscore history.

“Aristocrat aggressively pursues the absolute best and most iconic brands to inspire us to create games that help our operator partners give their players the most engaging and entertaining experience possible. There is no bigger name in the history of pop music than Madonna, and we are thrilled to welcome the brand into Aristocrat’s enviable family of licensed product,” said Matt Wilson, Aristocrat’s Managing Director of the Americas.

Each Madonna Slot Game will be themed with its own unique game play, inspired by and including Madonna’s popular hit songs from her most memorable eras.

“We have been diligently working for months to create a slot game that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Madonna brand, while also bringing an entertaining experience to players fueled by her landmark and groundbreaking music, coupled with video and exciting game play. We are excited to premiere the new Madonna Slot Game at G2E,” said Rich Schneider, Aristocrat’s Chief Product Officer.

Aristocrat’s Madonna Slot Game will be in booth #1141 at G2E.

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Like a Prayer discography added – 43 different pressings!!

Our discography has finally been updated with the next studio album: Like a Prayer!

It took us quite a while to continue working on our discography as the main focus was updating all of our pages with new clippings (we’re not finished yet) and the 30th anniversary of the Who’s That Girl Tour.

Like a Prayer was quite a job to be working on as there are so many different releases, we counted four different German CD pressings and four different American CD pressings in our collection (different matrix). In total we have added 43 different pressings!

Included is the rare promo only box set which is exclusively photographed and scanned by us (each item in the box set).

Visit Like a Prayer now and go study the variations!

Until the next one!

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Official Dutch Releaseparty | Rebel Heart Tour – September 14 at FAME in Amsterdam – REMINDER

Releaseparty Madonna Rebel Heart Tour 19:00 – 21:00 @ FAME Megastore

What can you expect?

– FAME in Madonna style

– private event

– entrance only with free ticket

– Free drinks and snacks (no alcohol)

– lots of Madonna items for sale, including merchandise

– screening of the concert on large screen 

– Best Dressed Contest

– Unique give-aways with the pre-order (in order of pre-order/ticketreservation on EventBrite)

– One of the give-aways: the first 100 pre-orders through EventBrite receive a free Madonna calendar!

and more..!

200 people max!
To gain entrance to the event you have to pay for your pre-order before the event. The introduction ticket is only valid in combination with a ticket for a pre order of the DVD of Blu-ray of the Rebel Heart Tour. One guest per bought product (so entry for 2 people per receipt). Only entrance to the event with pre order ticket or guest. Maximum of 2 tickets per person is available through Eventbrite.

This event has been made available in collaboration with: Universal Music, MadonnaUnderground and MadonnaNed

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Review: Madonna mesmerizing on new ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ DVD and Blu-ray

The “Queen of Pop” Madonna is back stronger than ever with her new “Rebel Heart Tour” live DVD and Blu-ray that was released on Eagle Vision.

This collection features 22 smash songs from the “Material Girl.” It kicks off with “Iconic” and the unapologetic “Bitch I’m Madonna,” prior to her classic hit “Burning Up,” which had a retro vibe to it. The DVD includes an acoustic version of “True Blue” and a distinct version of “Like a Virgin.”
 

Equally fun was her “Living for Love” song, which was followed by such pop staples as “La Isla Bonita,” and “Dress You Up,” which was incorporated as a medley with “Lucky Star” and “Into the Groove.” Some of the highlight songs were “Like a Prayer,” “Music,” her namesake song “Material Girl” and her encore performance of “Holiday.” She commanded the stage for the duration of the “Rebel Heart Tour,” where she proved that the pop throne still belongs to her, well over 30 years into her accomplished career.

 

With her “Rebel Heart Tour,” Madonna was able to take the music fan on a journey of her hits over all the years from the 80’s until her latest radio singles today. It was a true labor of love, and for a viewer, a treat from a musical goddess.

 

The Verdict

 

Overall, this live DVD and Blu-ray of the “Rebel Heart Tour” is a must for any die-hard fan of Madonna, who is the best-selling female recording artist of all time; moreover, it is recommended for anybody who may have missed her “Rebel Heart Tour,” since it gives the viewer a front-row seat to that vivacious musical experience. Eagle Vision delivers once again. It garners an A rating.

Read more: https://www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/review-madonna-mesmerizing-on-new-rebel-heart-tour-dvd-and-blu-ray/article/501998#ixzz4sMTqnzVv

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Madonna – Rebel Heart Tour Blu-ray review

Madonna embarked on her Rebel Heart World Tour in 2015 and she performed an amazing 82 shows across North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The tour was her 10th to date and was in support of the album of the same name, which featured the singles Living For Love, Ghosttown and Bitch I’m Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj. Various stops on the tour were filmed and fans can now relive the epic show in the comfort of their own home by picking up the Blu-ray and DVD release.

When it comes to touring, Madonna always puts on a spectacular show. She’s unparalleled when it comes to the sets, choreography and surprises throughout her performance. Some critics would like to have you believe that Madonna is a shadow of her former self and that’s simply not true. As a performer she continues to push the envelope and redefine what it means to be a successful woman in a male dominated industry. The Rebel Heart Tour is now different and the show is full of religious imagery (which of course proved controversial), bad language, simulated sex acts and of course fantastic music.

The set list for the most part is pulled from the Rebel Heart album. Madonna peppers it with selections from her back catalogue but the performances of those songs are remixed to fit into the overall theme and sound of the show. Vogue is mashed up with Holy Water, True Blue is given a ukulele makeover and Like a Virgin is almost unrecognisable musically from its original form.

The show opens with Iconic, a song that features a spoken part from Mike Tyson and it’s one of the boldest songs from the Rebel Heart album. It’s a superb start to the show and the spectacle kicks in immediately with detailed costumes, impressive choreography and stunning sets. Highlights across the performance include Rebel Heart, where Madonna performs while playing the guitar, a spine-tingling rendition of HeartBreakCity that takes place on a staircase as Madonna spars with one of her male backing dancers, and La Isla Bonita, which is turns the stage into a party.

Madonna splits the show into segments with the icon taking on a variety of roles including a samurai, a geisha and a jazz lounge singer. As always she fully embodies whatever character she’s playing and she has a lot of fun with it. I was a bit baffled however as to why one of the female backing dancers performed with her breasts on display for the majority of the show. I’m not being a prude but I didn’t see what it really added.

While the show is very good and Madonna is on top form, the editing and some of the directorial decisions are a bit odd. Frequently throughout the show there are unnecessary slow-motion moments, which jar the performance from the audio and make it look like Madonna isn’t actually singing. Projections flash up on the screen frequently and they are very distracting. There are also several moments that splice together performances of the same song from different shows and I found that a bit bizarre. Madonna’s costume and hair would change within the span of a verse.

Perhaps the most disappointing part of the release is the sound mix. Half the time it doesn’t look like Madonna is actually singing and there are so many effects on her voice, you can’t really hear her. Having seen Madonna live before I know that she sings live these days but it’s hard to tell through much of this show save for the moments where she’s playing guitar or not surrounded by dancers.

Extras on the release include an excerpt from Madonna’s Tears of a Clown show and a bonus performance of Like a Prayer.

There’s no denying that the Rebel Heart Tour was a true spectacle but I don’t think this release wholly does it justice. The stylisation is distracting and adds nothing to the show. Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I would have preferred to just see the performance without all the bells and whistles. Madonna is an incredible performer and she doesn’t need the level of fancy editing that’s been applied here. A straight performance from one date of the tour would have been a better watch. Rebel Heart Tour is still an entertaining watch but sometimes less really is more.

Please read full review at Entertainment-focus

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Confessions On A Dance Floor – MASSIVE update with new articles and memorabilia!

Our Confessions On A Dance Floor promo page has received a huge update including:

  • Press – MANY new newspaper and magazine articles, all originally scanned in color
  • Memorabilia – rare official memorabilia added including Thai and American press releases, promo flyers, promo stickers and so much more!

Confessions On A Dance Floor is a much beloved era and one of Madonna’s most succesful. ‘Hung Up’ was Madonna’s biggest hit in The Netherlands to date, spending seven weeks (!) at the number one spot in the charts! 

Relive the era now by clicking HERE

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Madonna at Live 8 – page updated with new articles

Our next updated page is: Live 8!

Madonna cut her holiday short in 2005 in order to perform at Live 8 in London’s Hyde Park and was without doubt the most favorite performer of the day. She and Birhan graced every single newspaper cover the next day and it was all anyone could talk about.

We have updated our Press section with newly discovered newspaper articles.

Check out Live 8 now!

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