Last night, pop’s once-and-forever queen Madonna kicked off her Rebel Hearttour in Montreal with a walloping set list that included tracks from her most recent album as well as, of course, hit after hit after hit. As part of the show, Madge dipped into the “Holy Water” of Rebel Heart complete with scantily clad pole-dancing nuns:
Madonna is also featured in Belgian ‘Het Laatste Nieuws’ with a very large and positive review, HQ scan will be added later today
ONE specially designed crucifix shaped stage which flows directly through the audience with a heart shaped “Rebel Heart” at the end of the runway.
2,500,000 Swarovski crystals adorn Madonna’s costumes.
2,150,400 LED Pixels light up the rear screens on the Rebel Heart stage
63 kilos of lights, sound and video equipment necessary for each night’s performance.
25 kilos the weight of the moveable stage ramp used throughout the concert.
10,000 hours of workmanship have gone into creating costumes from Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Alexander Wang, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Nicolas Jebran, Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski for the Rebel Heart Tour.
1000+ wardrobe pieces are required for all the performers onstage.
500 pair of custom made shoes.
200+ pair of fishnets will be worn by Madonna by the time the Rebel Tour wraps.
180 people working and traveling on the Rebel Heart Tour.
121 days of rehearsal before the opening night of the tour in Montreal.
60 people make up the costume staff dressing, sewing and adjusting the costumes night after night.
25 string instruments are used during the show.
23 songs are on the Rebel Heart Tour set list each night.
22 videos play on the rear screens during the concert.
20 dancers join the Material Girl on stage every night.
17 make-up brushes and 5 powder puffs used on Madonna each night.
13 drums make up the drum-kit.
7 bouncing sway poles extend over the audience during the performance.
6 custom designed sets of lashes are used each night.
Madonna — the Queen of Pop, the legend, the fashion icon, the epitome of girl power, the singer who has influenced at least three generations of fans worldwide — is reportedly performing in Bangkok next year.
The rumor is that Madonna will perform at Impact Arena on Feb. 9, 2016, as a part of her Rebel Heart Tour, according to a local lifestyle publication.
We contacted BEC-Tero to confirm the arrival of the queen and they didn’t deny or confirm the news, only suggesting fans should stay tuned for an official announcement.
If everything works out and Madonna does come to Bangkok, tickets should go on sale Oct. 3 and start from THB2,000.
It’s a tradition that after the world premiere of a new Madonna tour, there’s news coverage in newspapers and magazines. This is an example of articles in the Daily Mail, The Sun and the German BILD pictured here. Stay tuned for HQ scans later today.
A lot less media outside than the previous day and a more ‘common’ audience, less dressed up fans etc. Although the die hard fans couldn’t be missed!
She started the show ten minutes later than the first night, but seemed more at ease and smiled even more than on opening night. She spoke a lot more and her speeches were different from the first night. La Vie En Rose was again the highlight of the show and she received a standing ovation for over three minutes. During Unapologetic Bitch she did invite a fan on stage and gave him a banana after asking what he would do with it. Fans don’t know whether this was a spontaneous act, or whether this was ‘rehearsed’ with the fan in question.
Thanks to Jochen Vanhoudt on location
Madonna kicked off her Rebel Heart Tour Wednesday at the Bell Center in Montreal, and not surprisingly, the inaugural concert was filled with a number of haute-couture costume changes!
The fashion-forward Material Girl wore looks designed by Alessandro Michele for Gucci and Jeremy Scott for Moschino as well as custom ensembles fromAlexander Wang and Fausto Puglisi‘s eponymous lines. Per WWD, who spoke in depth with Madonna’s costume designer Arianne Phillips, the singer also modeled creations from featured Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski on the runway stage.
We pulled together seven of Madonna’s dramatic looks from her Rebel Heart opener, all of which seem to (loosely) be in line with a few different concert themes…
With each outfit, it’s important that the outfit will enhance Madonna’s performance and not inhibit it. If forced to choose between fashion and function, she would choose the latter, but because she’s Madonna, she works with the pros to get the best of both worlds.
Full article HERE
Jan. 6 — Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
Jan. 10 — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
Jan. 12 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
Jan. 14 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
Jan. 16 — Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center – later recalled
Jan. 18 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 20 — Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
Jan. 23 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
Jan. 24 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
Jan. 27 — San Juan, PR, Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Jan. 28 — San Juan, PR, Coliseo de Puerto Rico
This year’s fall tour dates aren’t exactly nearby, either. What gives, Madge?
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Look out, Nashville: Madonna is coming to town.
The pop icon will bring her “Rebel Heart” tour toBridgestone Arena on January 18, per a press release sent out on Thursday. Nashville is just one of 20 North American cities she’s performing in, between treks in Europe, Asia and Australia.
read full article at The Tennessean
The pop star kicked off her Rebel Heart tour in Montreal on Wednesday night, belting out a mix of her iconic hits and new music from her recently released album, also titled, Rebel Heart.
She even performed Material Girl for the first time since 1990’s Blond Ambition tour.
DJ and producer Diplo warmed up the crowd with an hour-long set. The show opened with a video featuring Mike Tyson, Chance the Rapper and Madonna, where she addressed topics ranging from censorship to dictatorship. She then descended to the stage in a cage.
Madonna wasted no time getting to fan favourites including Burning Up and a mash-up of Holy Water with Vogue. She then pulled a classic move and ripped off her skirt to reveal a barely there nun’s outfit and started to pole dance.
She then used one of her dancers, also dressed as a nun, to ride like a surfboard. Dancers then lined the stage to recreate the Last Supper, with Madonna as the main course.
Madonna, 57, then moved to the nostalgic, singing Body Shop, True Blue, Deeper and Deeper and her first No. 1 hit, Like a Virgin.
Read full article at CBC News
Madonna heeft woensdagavond in Montreal de aftrap gegeven van haar ‘Rebel Heart’-tournee, waarmee ze in november ook naar het Antwerpse Sportpaleis komt. Wie wil gaan, kan zich verwachten aan een vrolijke Queen of Pop, die niet meer in string op het podium staat en het publiek trakteert op een mix van nieuwe nummers en haar grootste klassiekers.
Read full article at Nieuwsblad.be
MADONNA kicked off her Rebel Heart world tour in Montreal last night to the delight of the tens of thousands of fans crammed inside the Bell Centre in Canada.
Madge’s stage was swarming with soldiers and swordplay for much of the evening, threated together with her contemporary choreography.
Images flashed around the arena of Madonna and Mike Tyson being held captive in steel cages with the singer wanting to come across as a leader and an outsider.
The 57-year-old pop chameleon took the time to stand in front of the audience and sing a song while playing guitar, giving the crowd a flasback to “where it all began” with a latino-laced rendition of Who’s That Girl.
Madonna hits the UK this December, with two dates at the London O2 on the 1st and 2nd of December, Manchester on the 14th, Birmingham on the 16th and finally playing Glasgow‘s Hydro on the 20th December.
For now, cast your eye through the gallery above to check out some of the gig’s high points.
Read more and see gallery at the Daily Record
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour Features Pole-Dancing Nuns, An Edith Piaf Cover And A Recreation Of THAT Brit Awards Performance (PICS)
Madonna kicked off her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour in style on Wednesday (9 September) night, sporting an array of typically lavish outfits over the course of the evening.
During her two-hour show in Montreal, Madonna wore outfits inspired by samurais, matadors and at one point even became a rock chick (though the less said about that the better, if we’re being honest).
Read more by the Huffington Post