Confirmed! Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits limited edition for Record Store Day!

After the official news yesterday, we can confirm that Warner Music will indeed be releasing a limited edition on PINK vinyl of Madonna’s original Japanese release ‘Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits’ on April 16.

Only participating stores will be offering the limited edition vinyl single for sale (check with your local record store and ask about Record Store Day)

This is the official artwork


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New CD release – Madonna Bits ‘N Bobs – rare broadcast performances 1984 – 1995 by Zip City (pre-order link)

51otfb3IvEL._SS280SUPERB SELECTION OF LIVE MADONNA TV BROACASTS Arguably the finest ever female performer, Madonna could also give most men a run for their money in the live arena. And while she may now have reached middle age there seems to be still no stopping this remarkable and still hugely energetic pop icon, one who will never let a year go by without a new album, a new tour, a film or some other contribution to her already enormous and wholly respected body of work. But if there is one era from Madonna s career that shines brighter than any other it has to be the one stretching from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s the time of True Blue, Like A Prayer and Erotica, of Dick Tracey, Truth or Dare and Evita, and the period when the most controversial item bearing her name was published; the Sex book. This CD collection remembers and celebrates this classic era, containing as it does 15 broadcast performances recorded for live television during this time, and illustrating perfectly how this astonishing woman was not only at the top of her own game at this juncture, but on top of the entire game of music as well.

1. Like A Virgin (MTV Video Music Awards 1984)
2. Holiday (Live Aid 1985)
3. Into The Groove (Live Aid 1985)
4. Love Makes The World Go Round (Live Aid 1985)
5. Causing A Commotion (MTV Video Music Awards 1987)
6. Express Yourself (MTV Video Music Awards 1989)
7. Sooner Or Later (Academy Awards 1991)
8. Fever (Saturday Night Live 1993)
9. Bad Girl (Saturday Night Live 1993)
10. Fever (Arsenio Hall Show 1000th Episode 1993)
11. The Lady Is A Tramp (with Anthony Kiedis) (Arsenio Hall Show 1000th Episode 1993)
12. Bye Bye Baby (MTV Video Music Awards 1993)
13. Take A Bow (with Babyface) (American Music Awards 1995)
14. Lucky Star (TV Broadcast, Japan 1987)
15. La Isla Bonita (TV Broadcast, Japan 1987)

  • Audio CD (8 April 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Zip City
  • ASIN: B01CF03OFA

Pre-order through Amazon HERE

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Record Store Day 2016: David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Metallica Lead Releases ( Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits re-issue confirmed!)

The organizers of Record Store Day have once again lined up an array of exclusive releases for the retail event, set for April 16th. Independent music stores this year will be offering unique and interesting offerings from David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Madonna and others.

A trio of vinyl Bowie releases include a picture disc of the late singer’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold the World, featuring rare artwork from the German release, a picture-disc seven-inch of “TVC15,” with the single edit on the A side backed with Harry Maslen’s mix of “Wild Is the Wind” and the 12-inch EP I Dig Everything, containing six songs Bowie recorded in 1966.

 Dylan’s exclusive is a 7-inch EP titled Melancholy Mood that was previously available only in Japan. The tracks — “Melancholy Mood,” “All or Nothing at All,” “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “That Old Black Magic” — will appear on Dylan’s upcoming album of standards, Fallen Angels.

This year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors Metallica are issuing Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica!, a CD of their 2003 Bataclan performance to raise money for charity. And Johnny Cash fans will see the release of two full-lengths: the self-explanatory Best of the Johnny Cash Show and Sun Records reissue All Aboard the Blue Train.

Other notable releases include Madonna’s reissued Like a Virgin and Other Hits, which originally came out in Japan in 1984, Patti Smith’s Horses Live at Electric Lady Studios, recorded last year, and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s “My Guitar” 7-inch, which contains an alternate version of the Weasels Ripped My Flesh tune. Also, the Doors’ first-ever performance, a two-night stand at Hollywood’s Aquarius Theater, will come out as a three-LP set with the title Live at the Aquarius: The First Performance.

A number of artists are putting out special live releases for the event. Muse will issue a seven-inch containing a previously unreleased live version of “Reapers,” Death Cab for Cutie has a seven-inch that includes a live cover of Guided by Voices’ “Tractor Rape Chain,” Alt-J are offering Live at Red Rocks and Halestorm are putting out Into the Wild Live: Chicago, which also includes studio tracks. The Grateful Dead have prepared a four-LP set with the descriptive title Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77. And a tribute to Iggy Pop featuring Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm and Barrett Martin will get a 12-inch release.

Other musicians have wholly new records planned for the day. Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante will put out a new EP, Foregrow, which contains music inspired by John Carpenter scores and Chicago footwork. Run the Jewels have VRTJ, a virtual cardboard viewer. Rob Zombie has a sampling of songs from his upcoming Electric Warlock Acid Witch album titled Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.

Elsewhere, Florence and the Machine have a special demo of their song “Delilah,” backed with a cover of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” on a seven-inch. Flaming Lips have an alternate mix of Clouds Taste Metallic titled Lightning Strikes the Postman. Death-metal jokers Brujeria have Viva Presidente Trump!, a collection of four, colored-vinyl seven-inches, which, when put together, replicate the Mexican flag. And Ramones are putting out a never-before-released 1975 demo of “Judy Is a Punk” on a seven-inch.

Notable reissues include the Rockin’ Vickers “Dandy” 7-inch, which captures an early recording of future Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister playing guitar, the Kinks’ Mister Pleasant, Elvis Presley’s I’m Leaving and Justin Bieber’s Purpose, which will be a 12-inch picture-disc.

A couple of recently released box sets will see special vinyl releases made from their bonus discs for Record Store Day. Fleetwood Mac’s alternate version of Tusk will now be available as a stand-alone release, and Alanis Morissette’s Nineties demos, from her deluxe edition of Jagged Little Pill, are getting a release.

Finally, Record Store Day has commissioned a number of releases honoring Disquaire Day, the French version of the event, as a means to highlight the musical connection between the U.S.A. and France. In Alongside Metallica’s Bataclan CD, Anthrax will release “Antisocial,” a cover of French heavy metallers Trust, who will now back their own “In the End.” Twenty One Pilots have a special release titled Double-Sided as part of the series and the Doors will put out a live version of “Roadhouse Blues” backed with “A Fest of Friends.”

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Rebel Heart tour: Madonna lands Down Under for her first Australian visit in 23 years

The superstar flew into Melbourne on Monday night in a private jet after playing her first ever shows in New Zealand on Saturday and Sunday.

The arrival will thrill fans who thought they’d never see her down under again after cancelling three tours in a row.

Oseary, who also manages U2, posted a photo on Instagram from a recognisable inner city hotel on Monday.

Fans bombarded Oseary’s feed with tourist and restaurant tips as well as requests to get Kylie Minogue on stage during Madonna’s extended Melbourne visit.

Minogue is thought to still be in Australia seeing family after a corporate show in Sydney last Thursday.

Madonna chooses either local celebrities or fans to spank or kiss on stage during her song Unapologetic Bitch. Her friend Molly Meldrum is also another on the spank wishlist.

Madonna fans are hoping the singer will again choose Australia to film one of her Rebel Heart shows for DVD release.

Complete article HERE

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Madonna gets Auckland Into the Groove

Madonna will perform again at the Vector Arena tonight. Photo / Norrie Montgomery
Madonna will perform again at the Vector Arena tonight. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

The Material Girl rolled into Auckland last night with her Rebel Heart Tour – with a sell-out Vector Arena crowd on hand to witness one of pop music’s top names performing her biggest hits.

And although Madonna kept a low profile in the lead up to the show, several of her entourage made the most of a perfect Auckland day.

Dancer Aishi Matsu enjoyed her commute into work yesterday, posting a photograph to her Instagram account showing her lounging on a boat in the Hauraki Gulf. “On my way to work.. #newzealand #waiheke to #auckland #rebelhearttour” she posted.

Fans gathered around the Vector Arena several hours before the show, with many hoping to catch a brief glimpse of the chart-topper.

Their anticipation levels peaked during the lead-up to the show after Madonna’s DJ shared a clip of her sound check.

Mary Mac’s clip showed an empty arena with the stage and seats all laid out, and video screens and music playing in the background.

Hairstylist Andy Lecompte told Kiwis to “get ready … we gonna sex you up!!”

Madonna’s makeup artist Aaron Smith Henrikson posted another photograph of the Lord of the Rings inspired costume he wore to Hobbiton earlier this week, along with the caption: “Time to come out of my Hobbit hole and go to do another show! Are you ready Auckland?”

Madonna was nowhere to be seen yesterday after her visit to Motueka on Friday.

During her whirlwind trip to the South Island she visited Motueka’s Celsius Cafe where, flanked by burly security guards, she drank a soy flat white.

Madonna will perform again at the Vector Arena tonight.

Read more at NZHerald

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Madonna’s tears for her son – before pashing Kiwi fan


Well, that was strange.

One minute, Madonna was crying over her son, to whom she had just dedicated an acoustic version of La Vie en Rose.

Next minute, she’s performing a sex act on a banana and pashing a Kiwi girl called Shaki (“…like Shakira without the ‘a’…”). Before promptly falling over.

She also ordered a security guard (called Shane) on stage for reasons that remain unclear, other than to ask him if he was aroused by her and Shaki’s banana antics.

The final 10 minutes of Madonna’s first-ever New Zealand performance were some of the most bizarre ever to grace Vector Arena’s stage.

Honestly, I’m still not sure what I witnessed. But it could well have been Her Madgesty at her bonkers best.

Complete article HERE

(Instagram picture by @cactus1711)

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Madonna doesn’t disappoint as pop icon hits the stage at Auckland’s Vector Arena

Madonna does not disappoint.

Everything you heard, everything you’ve seen, everything you never expected and everything you did – it’s all here.

After waiting two hours for the pop queen to appear, a rowdy Vector Crowd was getting impatient, but she took the stage at full power and literally never stopped.

It kicked off with iconic Madge descending over the stage in a metal cage surrounded by religious iconography.

If you think this is why the religious groups are upset, this isn’t even the half of it.

Madge moved into B*** I’m Madonna, riling up the younger crowd members and then stripped off shouting “let’s make it hot in here let’s take off all our clothes” before donning a guitar and shredding through Burning Up.

Holy Water was where Madonna’s controversial tour really shines through – half naked nuns, pole dancing, grinding, lingerie, priests, last-supper imagery. The whole nine yards.

She’s legit at having a go at every religion there is, but the thing is at a certain point it all just becomes just like Miley Cyrus sticking her tongue out and twerking on Robin Thicke. The pole dancing was provocative and sexy, the rest was just unnecessary.

Full Article HERE

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Warner to release a 4500 pink vinyl limited edition of ‘Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits’?

Regarding the ‘leaked’ list that we posted earlier, Warner will most likely issue a limited edition of 4500 copies of the ‘Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits’ (official release in Japan) on PINK vinyl for Warner Record Store Day.

It will not officially be announced until next week, but as these lists have been asked to be removed elsewhere it seems it might be true.

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Monitoring Madonna – the sound of the Rebel Heart Tour

Madonna began the third leg of her highly successful globetrotting Rebel Heart Tour in Mexico City on January 6 with a scheduled conclusion on March 20 in Sydney, Australia. Alongside Madonna, stage personnel comprise four musicians, two backing vocalists and 20 dancers. The Rebel Heart Tour has been traveling with a pair of DiGiCo SD7 consoles operated by front-of-house engineer Andy Meyer and monitor engineers Matt Napier and Sean Spuehler. Meyer and Napier are both using SD7s with Napier’s console featuring an EX007 fader expansion.

“Madonna likes her live sound to be as close as possible to the album,” says Napier. “To accomplish this, Sean focuses on mixing her vocal effects and delays, which are then bused to the FOH console so—in theory, at least—the audience hears exactly the same vocal sound that she does. She spends a large proportion of the show 110 feet in front of the P.A. As she gets further into the P.A., the sound of the spill through her vocal mic means what she needs to hear in terms of pitch and timing constantly changes. It’s the first time I’ve run a show using timecode, which I’ve done partly to mitigate this. Having multiple snapshots per song, all fired automatically via timecode, has freed me to concentrate on the aspects of the mix that I need to adjust in compensating for the effect of her moving along the catwalk. The timecode has also been really useful when we have the occasional—inevitable—problem, because it allows me to focus on that and not worry so much about missing a cue.”

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Madonna Announces Intimate Music, Art and Comedy Club Show for Australian Fans

Madonna has dodged Australia for way too long. So she’s giving a special present to those long-suffering superfans when herRebel Heart trek works its way across Australia and New Zealand.

The Queen of Pop has added an exclusive fan show to her tour of Australasia, which kicks off Saturday night (March 5) at Auckland’s Vector Arena and now grows to 10 dates. Madonna’s so-called Tears of a Clown show will take place next Thursday (March 10) at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre and is billed as a fusion of music, art and comedy. Quite how the comedy element of the performance will play out is anyone’s guess.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour Surpasses $100 Million Mark 

The intimate gig will now serve as a warm-up for Madonna’s Australian arena tour, which is scheduled to start March 12 at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and wind-up March 20 at Sydney’s Allphones Arena.

In a statement announcing the one-off show, Madonna said, “I wanted to do something special for Australia because you have been so patient and waited so long – the ‘Tears of a Clown’ show will make its debut on March 10. Performance art, comedy, story telling and music of course! Especially for you my Rebel Heart fans Down Under.”

Tickets will be made available to Icon fan club winners. Details on how to enter will be announced at and via the Telstra’s “Thanks” promotion Webpage.

The last time Madonna played here was for the Girlie Show tour of 1993. Indeed, her Auckland dates will be her first in New Zealand.

Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

The pop diva’s latest album Rebel Heart opened at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in March 2015, becoming her 11th No. 1 in Australia, a run that stretches back to True Blue which reached the summit in August 1986. No other artist can beat that tally (U2 is also on 11 No. 1s).

Madonna’s global, Live Nation-produced tour has now grossed more than $100 million.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour of Australia and New Zealand:
March 5 — Auckland, NZ, Vector Arena
March 6 — Auckland, NZ, Vector Arena
March 10 — Melbourne, Forum Theatre (*new show)
March 12 — Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
March 13 — Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
March 16 — Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
March 17 — Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
March 19 — Sydney, Allphones Arena
March 20 — Sydney, Allphones Arena

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Madonna — Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits! On Pink Vinyl, 4,500 Copies (?)

Taken from Modern-Vinyl

.,.’Well, the Warner Record Store Day list is apparently out there. I’ve had a couple users now send tips my way, but a user over at Vinyl Collective busted it wide open with a posting. Again, these are rumors until the official list drops next Tuesday, so delays could still knock something off:

  • a-ha — Hits South America
    180-Gram Vinyl, 3,000 Copies
  • Alanis Morissette — Jagged Little Pill Demos
    180-Gram Translucent Splatter, 4,500 Copies
  • Andra Day — Andra Day Live!
    3,000 Copies
  • Big Data & RAC — Fair Trade
    Brown/Clear Swirl Vinyl, 3,000 Copies
  • Brandy Clark and Sheryl Crow — Girl Next Door Girl Next Door
    Solid Bue, Solid Yellow, Solid Red Mixed Color Vinyl, 2,000 Copies
  • Disturbed — The Sound Of Silence
    Picture Disc, 3,000 Copies
  • Dylan Gardner — Across The Universe (The Beatles cover)/Diane Young (Vampire Weekend cover)
    Colored Vinyl, 500 Copies
  • The Flaming Lips — Heady Nuggs Volume II: Warner Bros. Records 2008-2012
    8xLP Box, 4,000 Copies
  • The Flaming Lips — Lightning Strikes The Postman
    CD, 5,000 Copies
  • Fleetwood Mac — The Alternate Tusk
    180-Gram, 5,000 Copies
  • Foals — Rain b/w Daffodils
    5,000 Copies
  • Fort Minor — The Rising Tide
    Coke Bottle Green, 3,000 Copies
  • Linkin Park — Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
    Blood Red with Black Splatter, 3,000 Copies
  • Lukas Graham – 7 Years/7 Years (Live from Denmark)
    3,000 Copies
  • Madonna — Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits!
    Pink Vinyl, 4,500 Copies
  • Mudcrutch (Tom Petty) — Trailer b/w Beautiful World
    Colored Vinyl, 5,000 Copies
  • Muse — Reapers / Reapers (Live @ Koln)
    Picture Disc, 5,000 Copies
  • Sex Pistols — Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols
    Picture Disc, 4,000 Copies
  • Son Volt — Live At The Bottom Line 2/12/96
    180-Gram, 1,500 Copies
  • Talking Heads/Echosmith (Side by Side) — This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
    Colored Vinyl, 3,000 Copies
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ANNOUNCED: Madonna: Tears Of A Clown – Presented by Telstra Thanks


ANNOUNCED: Madonna: Tears Of A Clown
Presented by Telstra Thanks



As Madonnas Australian fans breathlessly await the return of the Material Girl to their country after a 23 year absence, the occasion will be further celebrated by the newly announced intimate club show MADONNA: TEARS OF A CLOWN an exclusive fan show that will fuse music, art and comedy at Melbournes historic Forum Theatre on March 10. Tickets for this intimate show will be available to Madonnas Icon fan club winners, and fans should stay tuned to for details on how to enter. DJ Mary Mac will be on hand to start off the party.

Madonna said, I wanted to do something special for Australia because you have been so patient and waited so long – the “Tears of a Clown” show will make its debut on March 10th. Performance art, comedy, story telling and music of course! Especially for you my Rebel Heart fans down under!

Telstra Thanks is also giving customers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Madonna like never before, up close and personal in this exclusive event. For more information on how, visit:

For full tour details head to the tour page:

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Be Madonna’s Guest in Melbourne March 10!

Iconers! Madonna cannot wait to finally party again with her Australian fans, her Rebel Heart Tour visiting Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney this month! To celebrate her return down under, our girl is throwing a special private show in Melbourne on March 10th and wants to invite as many of you as she can!!

For a chance at an unforgettable night, just take a picture of you showing how excited you are about Madonna’s return to Australia and post it to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page, along with your Icon Display Name, as well as the #BitchImMadonnasGuest and #RebelHeartTour hashtags before 12pm AEST on March 6th, 2016. We’ll pick winners on a random basis and will e-mail them the information they will need to redeem their ticket to the show.

– You must be a Lifetime Legacy ICON member, Live Pass member or a Free member who registered BEFORE March 1st, 2016.
– You must be at least 18-years-old to enter.
– Entrants must take a photo of themselves.
– Photos must be posted to your own Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page.
– One entry per member.
– Your social post also must contain: your Icon DISPLAY NAME (verify on your profile page!), and the hashtags: #BitchImMadonnasGuest and #RebelHeartTour.
– Finalists will be selected on a random basis.
– Each qualified winner will receive 1 (one) ticket to Madonna’s March 10 special show in Melbourne.
– Qualified winners will be provided details to redeem their ticket.
– This is a tickets-only promotion. Travel, parking and accommodations are not included and are the responsibility of each winner.

Good luck to you all!

The Icon team

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Madonna: Tears of a Clown – details

Madonna: Tears of a Clown

Forum Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Onsale Dates and Times
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    10:00 Local Time

    Ends Thu, March 10, 2016 at 19:30 Local Time

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As Madonna’s Australian fans breathlessly await the return of the Material Girl to their country after a 23 year absence, the occasion will be further celebrated by the newly announced intimate club show – MADONNA: TEARS OF A CLOWN – an exclusive fan show that will fuse music, art & comedy at Melbourne’s historic Forum Theatre on March 10. Tickets for this intimate show will be available to Madonna’s Icon fan club winners, & fans should stay tuned to for details on how to enter. DJ Mary Mac will start off the party.

This is an over 18’s venue.
Patrons must be able to present one of the following I.D.’s to gain entry:
Learner or Driver’s Licence, Passport, Proof of age card, Keypass.
No I.D., No entry, No refunds.

Fees & Charges:
A Handling Fee from $0.00 per transaction applies.
In addition a delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.

Wheelchair/Accessible Seating:
For all Wheelchair/Accessible seating enquiries please contact the Box Office on (03) 9299 9700.

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