Madonna Premieres ‘No Fear, Courage, Resist’ at Times Square for Pride Weekend

There’s no brighter tourist destination than Times Square, and no bigger pop star than Madonna.

So it made sense for the Queen of Pop to use the famous Manhattan intersection on Thursday night (June 24) to premiere her “No fear, Courage, Resist” video.

The Pride Weekend-themed video was filmed with Ricardo Gomes, and it flashed up on the big screens of Times Square for the world to see.

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Madonna’s Videographer Ricardo Gomes Discusses New Projects

Honey Dijon, Ricardo Gomes and Madonna.
 

Photographer Ricardo Gomes was on assignment in Lisbon shooting behind-the-scenes when he first met Madonna. She was filming the documentary “The World of Madame X” about her concert tour.

Fast forward two years and Gomes now spends his days following the Grammy winner and her family taking his own documentary footage of them. Madonna gave him the opportunity to get into video after seeing his photography. A self-described “world citizen,” Gomes is based in Los Angeles but frequently travels with Madonna.

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Where’s the Party? Madonna Is Back in Town for Pride

Madonna texted us last night (we have the receipts to prove it) to let us know she’s ready for Pride. M also sent us these hot Polaroids—taken in collaboration with Ricardo Gomes—that she’s auctioning off online. Proceeds benefit The Ali Forney Center, Haus of Us, and  The Door—three New York-based organizations dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth to gather and thrive. Find more information on the online auction, the organizations involved, and what’s up with our girl Madonna here.

More at Interviewmagazine

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Drowned World Tour Berlin June 23 2001 – photo gallery online

20 years ago today Madonna performed her fourth and final date at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin. We have scanned our private photographs again and tried to enhance them just a bit. As with the photographs of the June 22nd show these were taken with a disposable camera from a distance so the quality is poor. Did I mention how tiny the venue was? Check the photographs out HERE

Check out my brand new extensive report on the Drowned World Tour HERE

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Drowned World Tour live in Berlin + Paris June 2001 – (new) live report by Kimberly

 

Believe it or not but it wasn’t until the Drowned World Tour that I got to see Madonna perform live. My father had intended to take me to see The Girlie Show in Frankfurt back in 1993 but unfortunately that got cancelled. It was a different time back then and my father just didn’t have the time and money to take me to travel to either Paris or London. I had opportunities to see Madonna at The Next Best Thing London premiere and tried to win tickets to see her at the MTV Awards in Sweden in 2000, but it all failed.

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Drowned World Tour Berlin June 22 2001 – photo gallery online!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first time of seeing Madonna live in person (for me)! To celebrate I have re-written my original live report which has always been available to read on this site but as I have written that 20 years ago, I felt it didn’t live up to the actual experience of witnessing this tour live. The report was short and in terms quite juvenile.

So I chose to rewrite it with every single memory of this tour in mind and it ended up being 13 pages long. I will post it online during the day.

First up I have also scanned all the photographs of the four dates I witnessed again. Forgive me for the poor quality of the disposable camera, but sadly that was all I had with me and remember it was my first time witnessing such an event. The pictures are of poor quality but I have tried to enhance them just a bit.

Check out 16 photographs of Drowned World Tour Berlin June 22 show HERE

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Miley Cyrus Sings Madonna Medley in New Pride Month Special

Miley Cyrus marks Pride Month with a new Peacock special. The pop star returned to her hometown of Nashville earlier this month to record a concert at the Ryman Auditorium that was heavy on LGBTQ anthems and country-music guests.

Streaming June 25th, the hour-long concert includes appearances by Orville PeckMaren MorrisBrothers OsborneMickey Guyton, and Little Big Town, who join Cyrus in interpreting iconic songs of empowerment and unity, like Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” Pat Benatar’s “We Belong,” Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” Cyrus also performs her solo hits “The Climb” and “Party in the U.S.A.” The arguable show-stopper, however, is her medley of Madonna hits “Music,” “Express Yourself,” and “Like a Prayer.”

Full article at Rolling Stone

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Interview with Mike McKnight – Drowned World Tour 20th anniversary

Mike McKnight is the musical genius behind the sound of many of Madonna’s world tours and overall live performances. He agreed to answer a few questions in relation to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Drowned World Tour.

 

The Drowned World Tour was your third world tour with Madonna, what was the most different working on this tour compared to The Girlie show back in ’93?

The Girlie Show was a lot more energetic and was built for stadium shows.

Drowned World was a much darker show built mainly for arenas.

I wish we had done more from Ray of Light on this tour but it was still a show I’m very proud of.

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Drowned World Tour merchandise update – 55 items!

While we’re in the midst of the 20th anniversary of the Drowned World Tour, we’re wondering if you have checked out our dedicated tour page yet?

Besides the updated press sections we have also redesigned and photographed the merchandise section all over again.

There’s a total of 55 items including shirts, jackets, hats, tickets, HBO crew robe, a rare Tiffany & Co. promotional keyring and so much more!

Check it out HERE

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