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.

RULES:
– 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.
– DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SUNDAY., MAR. 6, 2016 @ 12:00PM AEST.

Good luck to you all!

The Icon team

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Madonna: Tears of a Clown – details

Madonna: Tears of a Clown

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Please note: This event is only available via Madonna.com & telstra.com/music

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 Madonna.com 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.

Please Note:
This event is only available via Madonna.com & telstra.com/music

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Exclusive Fan Club show in Melbourne: How to Enter (Telstra contest)

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To celebrate Madonna’s arrival in Australia for her Rebel Heart Tour presented by Telstra Thanks – we’re giving you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Madonna up close and personal at a newly announced intimate club show MADONNA: TEARS OF A CLOWN – an exclusive fan show that will fuse music, art and comedy at Melbourne¹s historic Forum Theatre on March 10 2016.

Simply tell us in 25 words or less: “What’s the most rebellious thing you’ve done?” and you could be off to her exclusive VIP-only show just for being a loyal Telstra Customer.

Entry Form

(Entry is open to all Australian residents who are Telstra Customers 18 years and over)

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Madonna announces secret show in Melbourne next week ahead of her first Australian tour since 1993

MADONNA has announced an intimate club show — featuring her unexpected stand-up comedy work as well as music — in Melbourne next week.

The superstar will play the Forum next Thursday March 10.

The venue holds only 1500 people, tiny by Madonna’s standards.

The club show, Tears of a Clown is an exclusive free fan show that will fuse “music, art and comedy”.

Madonna said in a statement “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 my Rebel Heart fans down under!”

The free tickets will only be available through Madonna’s fan club but if you’re rushing to join, bad luck, entrants have to have been members before March 1 this year.

You have to be over 18 and post a photo of yourself excited about Madonna’s return to Australia for the first time in 23 years on your social media accounts.

More details are at madonna.com

Tour partner Telstra are also offering free tickets to customers at telstra.com/music.

Madonna had teased Australian fans by stating on stage in Macau last month that she would do a secret show down under. She also joked it might be a stand up comedy show she’d called Tears of a Clown. It turns out she was not joking about the joking.

Madonna performed a stand up routine on Jimmy Fallon’s US talk show last year, with mixed reactions.

The singer has hinted at several club shows during the Rebel Heart world tour, but none have happened yet.

Fans are also hoping one of the Australian shows may be filmed for DVD release — she filmed her Sydney shows on 1993’s The Girlie Show for, at the time, a VHS release.

Madge is coming down under ... finally. Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABA.

Madge is coming down under … finally. Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABA.

Madonna plays Burning Up in China. Picture: AP Photo/Kin Cheung.

Madonna plays Burning Up in China. Picture: AP Photo/Kin Cheung.Source:AP

Madonna plays her first ever shows in New Zealand tomorrow and Sunday.

She will play Rod Laver Arena on March 12 and 13. Madonna then plays Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 16 and 17 before winding up her Australian visit — and the entire Rebel Heart world tour — with shows at Sydney’s Allphones Arena on March 19 and 20.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour has received rave reviews around the world and has already grossed over $100 million.

The tour obviously features much of last year’s No. 1 album Rebel Heart as well as Madonna classics including Material Girl, Burning Up, Deeper and Deeper, True Blue, Like a Virgin, Dress You Up, Into the Groove, Lucky Star, Music and Holiday.

Meanwhile Madonna fans are now wondering if the singer will get any local celebrities on stage during new song Unapologetic Bitch.

Molly and Madonna reunited in 1993.

Molly and Madonna reunited in 1993.Source:Supplied

Madonna wears a Kylie shirt in 2000.

Madonna wears a Kylie shirt in 2000.Source:News Limited

Overseas the likes of Amy Schumer, Idris Elba, Graham Norton, Stella McCartney and Katy Perry have been spanked by Madonna on stage during the song.

With Kylie Minogue in Australia this week for a corporate show, fans are hoping the Australian singer may be around long enough to finally share a stage with Madonna.

Speaking to News Corp last year, Madonna had a few options.

“Is Kylie gonna be there? If she’s in Australia at one of my shows she’d be great. Or Molly Meldrum. He’d be good. He definitely deserves a spanking.”

Meldrum was Madonna’s first champion in the international media, playing 1983’sBurning Up video on Countdown when the singer was still unknown. The song eventually reached No. 13 in Australia, its highest chart position anywhere in the world.

Countdown also heavily promoted 1984’s Holiday, with the song becoming a Top 5 hit in Australia before anywhere else in the world.

Meldrum and Madonna have remained friends since then, with their first meeting re-enacted in the Molly miniseries last month, with Madonna played by Jactina Stapleton.

Madonna’s stand up set on Jimmy Fallon

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Exclusive Fan Show In Melbourne On March 10!

Melbourne, Australia (March 4th, 2016) – 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 and 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, and fans should stay tuned to Madonna.com 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: telstra.com/music

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MADONNA MANIA IS ABOUT TO HIT MELBOURNE – Just Like A Prayer CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL will take you there

MADONNA MANIA IS ABOUT TO HIT MELBOURNE

MADONNA – SHOW OFF AT CHAPEL SPECIAL

Just Like A Prayer, Chapel Off Chapel will take you there… to celebrate the Queen of Pop’s arrival in Melbourne after 23 years with a pre-show party and everybody is invited!

Hosted by SUPERGIRLY an all-singing, all-glamour laugh fest combining amazing vocals, wicked humour and clever writing. SuperGirly will have you looking at Madonna music in a new light. Supergirly will be joined musical theatre star ANA MITSIKAS on keys – this is your post show foyer Madonna showcase.

In 1998 during her stint in London, SuperGirly was asked to perform for a private party for Madonna. “We were asked to perform at a private party for Madonna. I just thought it was a drag queen; I had no idea it was going to be Madonna. We got there, and there she was on the couch. It was very surreal.’

STRIKE A POSE and GET INTO THE GROOVE as we remix and revisit Madonna’s greatest hits with massive line-up of special guests – including musical theatre stars from upcoming musical productions here at Chapel Off Chapel including Violet – The Musical, Tick, Tick, Boom, CrossXRoads and Dogfight – The Musical and we’ll keeping you VOGUEing the night away with special dance performances from contemporary dance company Lion Heart, tap dance crew Footnotes and special jazz funk number by The Space – Dance Academy.

Where’s The Party: Chapel Off Chapel  – 12 Little Chapel St – Prahran
Date: 11 March 9:30pm
Admission: Free – STRIKE A POSE
MORE INFO: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

 

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One year ago today: Meet & Greet with Madonna at Le Grand Journal in Paris!

It is exactly one year ago today that Madonna attended the taping of Le Grand Journal in Paris. She performed Living For Love and Ghosttown (twice) and sat down for an interview. Madonna had agreed to participate in a meet & greet after the taping. Various competitions (also from Universal France) were organised.

MadonnaUnderground was there and we met Madonna with our ‘group’ first, a spectacular and memorable experience. We wrote two reports on this day, you can read this here

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Madonna touches down in NZ

Her Madgesty has touched down in Auckland but where exactly the Queen of Pop is remains something of a mystery.

The most likely place the superstar is staying after arriving this morning is the Pullman hotel, where many rich and famous visitors stay.

The upmarket hotel is the number one suspect among Madonna’s superfans but this could not be confirmed as the hotel denied Madonna was staying with them when asked by the New Zealand Herald.

French traveller Cyrille Xavier, who is staying at the Pullman, said he could “easily make the assumption” the star was there based on the amount of security at the hotel from late this morning.

Mr Xavier will see Madonna perform in Auckland on Saturday for the second time on this tour, after seeing her play in Paris.

Rumours the star was landing at 11am from Singapore had fans and media heading to Air Centre One, the ground handler for private jets near Auckland Airport, but not one managed to snap the singer as she arrived.

Superfan Chris Watts was one of the fans waiting for Madonna’s private jet to land, but was told by a staff member at Air Centre One she had arrived at a private facility at Auckland Airport’s main terminal.

As he was leaving, Mr Watts said he spotted two Range Rovers with blacked-out windows drive out and head towards the main airport terminal.

The same two vehicles were then spotted leaving the Pullman hotel later in the day, Mr Watts claimed.

He said they were part of a convoy of seven blacked-out vehicles he had seen at the Pullman – “no sightings of Madonna tho [sic].”

On twitter, one North Shore man posted a picture of an aeroplane with the caption “Madonna arrives in Auckland for her #RebelHeartTour”

Mark Sangster posted the picture shortly after 1.30pm although the tweet did not specify if the plane in the picture definitely belonged to the Material Girl singer.

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New – Rebel Heart Cologne November 4, 2015 compilation video online

We have finally taken the time to sit down and look at our Rebel Heart Tour live footage at various shows in Europe. While we already had a clip of True Blue in Berlin online, we have now compiled the footage of the first European show in Cologne on November 4, 2015.

We have added the video to our Rebel Heart Tour page under ‘Our Videos’, the video of the second night in Cologne will be online asap

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour live in Cologne Germany November 4th 2015 compilation from MadonnaUnderground on Vimeo.

 

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Madonna’s concert: Bad sound, poor views ruin some fans’ experience

SINGAPORE – Madonna fan Diane Chan paid $388 for her ticket to the singer’s first concert in Singapore on Sunday (Feb 28) at the National Stadium. But she could not make out what the star was saying most of the time and could barely see her, either.

“From where I sat, the sound was horrible,” says the 43-year-old marketing director, who was seated up in the stands. “There was too much echo and a lot of the time I could not make out what Madonna was saying. And I knew before going to the show that my seat was not near the stage but I didn’t expect the video screens that zoomed in on her to be so small either.

“The fans in the standing section near the stage seem to be only ones enjoying themselves.”

Indeed, while many of her fans were happy that Madonna finally put on a show in Singapore, there were plenty more like Ms Chan who felt like the concert left much to be desired. Apart from the complaints about the venue’s bad sound quality, which also plagued other concerts, fans also said they could barely see their idol – because the jumbo video screens on stage were not jumbo enough for the large venue and also because of ticketing and seating issues.

The tickets to the concert were among the most expensive for a concert held in Singapore, ranging from $108 to $1,288.

Dental surgeon Calvin Chin, who had flown to Taiwan to catch Madonna’s show there earlier this month, says the singer’s set there was much better than the Singapore stop, and not just because the Taiwan show was “unadulterated”, featuring songs and segments banned here.

“I feel that the sound and view in Taiwan was better because it was a smaller and closed venue, rather than the National Stadium, which was much bigger,” says the 36-year-old who paid $188 for his ticket.

Madonna’s Taiwan show was held at an indoor venue, the Taipei Arena, which has a 15,000 capacity. The National Stadium can hold up to 55,000 but was less than half full for Madonna’s concert.

Music and marketing manager Low Seow Yee’s view of the concert was also less than desirable, but she did not mind it because the occasion was special.

Says the 37-year-old: “I bought $188 tickets in the standing pen and in normal circumstances and for any other artist, perhaps I would have demanded a better view.

“But this is Madonna, and I know how much a show like this can cost so I can understand. Ironically, I got a much better view when I went to the back and outside of the standing pen.”

Besides the sound and view, there were also ticketing kerfuffles that left many in a huff.

Last Friday, fans who had bought early standing tickets at $188 got upset when they found out that a new ticketing category was later added in front of where they were supposed to stand.

While the map on the ticketing page was altered to make it look like their segment has been pushed back, the organisers later explained that the map was “not drawn to scale” and that their position was unchanged.

On show day itself, scores of $288 ticket holders received last-minute text messages, informing them that their seats had been upgraded “due to a technical setup”.

Fans such as lawyer Stephen Ong, 40, who had paid $388 for their tickets, were irked by the move because the upgraded fans got better seats than him.

“I don’t think it’s fair and I’ve written in to the Sports Hub Tix to ask for a $100 refund. Why should I have paid more when those who paid less got upgraded to an even better section?”

The organisers did not respond to The Straits Times’ queries for clarifications by press time.

Of course, none of those problems about sound, view and seating took away the fun for those who were near the stage, such as home-grown Mandopop star Stefanie Sun. She told The Straits Times that she was “very happy” with the concert.

Having performed her own show at the National Stadium during the 2014 Kepler World Tour, she noted: “The sound system was a lot better today compared to my show.”

Read more at StraitsTimes

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Pam Oei’s review of Rebel Heart Concert: Madonna sold out, she censored herself

Pam Oei, a prominent Singaporean actress attended Madonna’s concert last night, and she wasn’t quite impressed with the Rebel.

“This was the best part of the ‪‎Madonna‬ concert tonight. Being with my friends Sean Tobz, Neo Swee Lin, Lim Kay Siu and Dal Vinder. Because Madonna had her ass owned by the MDA(Media Development Authority of Singapore) and the catholic church tonight.

She did not perform Holy Water nor Devil Pray, (as expected). A large part of me was hoping that she would really be true to her concert title and be a rebel and fuck care all the authorities and just perform the “controversial” songs. But she didn’t.

She gave in, she sold out, she censored herself and she asked the audience members “Do you speak English?” way too many times.

I went to the concert because I had a bet with a friend – I said she wouldn’t perform those 2 songs, he said he was a True Blue fan and he knew her inside out and she so would. I’m so sorry in this instance that I won the bet.

The moment she dedicated a song to her kids, 2 of whom who were in the audience, I left.

These 2 kids have seen ALL her concerts. They KNEW their mother sold out. I could not take her hypocrisy, so I left immediately.
One Violet Oon Kitchen lunch on the house for me! BURP.”

The Independent

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Forget religion, rebel Madonna plays it raunchy

Madonna at the National Stadium.

POP QUEEN MADONNA LEAVES OUT RELIGIOUS CONTROVERSY AT FIRST CONCERT HERE, BUT KEEPS RISQUE FACTOR

To borrow the title of Madonna’s own song, “causing a commotion” was clearly what the US pop queen set out to do during her first-ever concert in Singapore yesterday at the National Stadium.

Sure, the 57-year-old got off to a safe start when she kept to her end of the bargain, removing the contentious Holy Water segment from her set.

But Madonna is Madonna, and the pop star, who is on a world tour to promote her 13th album Rebel Heart, had other provocative shockers for her fans.

Plenty of expletives peppered her interaction with the audience, as she encouraged them to call her “b****”.

At one point, she asked if she could use the four-letter word here.

“All night long I’ve been trying not to swear and it’s f****** killing me,” she said, to much cheer and applause.

Kicking off her performance with the upbeat Bitch I’m Madonna after she was lowered to the stage in a gold steel cage, the Queen of Pop zipped through the two-hour set as she belted out hit after hit, from early ones like Like A Virgin and La Isla Bonita to recent ones like Living For Love and Rebel Heart.

– See more at: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/madonna-rebel-heart#sthash.DropIcNa.dpuf

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