Madame X wraps up second night in Lisbon

So Madame X just wrapped up her second night in Lisbon and according to fans seemed to be feeling it a lot more than on the first night. She again brought back ‘Sodade’, sold her polaroid for 1000 EUR to a Spanish fan and chatted to a German fan who ended up being the beer bitch of the night. 

Dancers guided Madonna on the stairs during the dance songs, as she’s still not healed properly. David comes on towards the end of Medellin and guides M. Madonna’s still cracking the small penis joke. Unfortunately many fans tried to claim seats which weren’t theirs tonight, luckily security stepped in (and rightfully so).

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Madonna sold polaroid for € 5,000 to a Brazilian fan. “She was moved and cried remembering that it all started in Lisbon”

Madonna sold a polaroid for € 5,000 to a Brazilian admirer. The revelation was made by a spectator who attended the first show that the artist gave at the Coliseu dos Recreios. The singer who returns to the stage tonight for the second of eight performances in the capital, has been selling photographs of herself in every concert since the tour began, whenever the fan bids, which revert to solidarity projects, reach considerable values.

“She was moved and wept when she remembered that it all started in Lisbon,” said Rafael Augusto, the Brazilian DJ who runs Madonna Online, an informational site about the interpreter of “Erotica” and “Human nature”. In Portugal to see the singer live, she will take the opportunity to promote three parties where no other music will be heard, on January 17, 18 and 19 at Boteco do Massay, a nightclub located at Maria Luísa Holstein street in Lisbon.

Outside the setlist of the first show in Lisbon was “Faz gostoso”, the song originally recorded by Portuguese singer Blaya that Madonna re-duet with Brazilian performer Anitta for the album “Madame X”, the album the American artist composed and recorded on she lived in Portugal from 2017 to 2019. A Portuguese production company filmed the Madonna show, which counted down in Portuguese before taking the stage.

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Madonna Concert review by Valter Hugo Mãe

Attending a Madonna concert in a room like the Coliseum dos Recreios gives us the impression of unprecedented intimacy. The space is small for one of the most famous women in the world. The air of having been chosen hangs, as if we were invited to meet the singer.

We notice each other obligatorily. Madonna decided that these would be free mobile phone concerts. At the entrance, the devices are placed in small opaque and inviolable bags. The audience is a crowd without its own light.

It was 21.55 hours when the curtain opened for the brave, political narrative that marks the construction of Madame X’s character, the singer’s alter ego that unfolds, as she says, between being a spy, mother, singer, ballerina, nun or prostitute. Madonna is more frontal than ever, and in her various dialogues with the public, it is clear that popularity is not unpunished and that it is urgent to defend freedom. Remember that the Portuguese had a dictator for “forty years”, we know well that freedom is a constant struggle that will never stop. It says that the artist exists to disturb. In the anecdote later you will ask what name a small penis man has. Shouting several hypotheses by the audience, she replies: “Trump”.

The new album is the essential body of the concert. There are few classics she recovers (including “Vogue”, “American Life”, “La Isla Bonita” or “Like a Prayer”). If the recipe for a good part of the songs is more or less the expected (dancers, lots of light, giving everything with a foot injury), it is when you go through the experience of life in Lisbon that the night becomes special.

“Sodade” with Dino

The presence of the Batukadeiras Orchestra, a moving female collective from Cape Verde, takes place on the theme “Batuka” and opens up a very unusual but particularly happy world music venue in Madonna’s work. Later, he will make Dino D “Santiago a sincere version of the” Sodade “theme popularized by Cesária Évora. It’s very amazing that Dino’s voice is singing the lukewarm.

Madonna speaks of the fascination with Portuguese national music, which claims to be “the most beautiful in the world”. Invites Gaspar Varela, great-grandson of Celeste Rodrigues, guitarist, and ventures in fado, even in Portuguese. Do it with grace, with sympathy. The scenery becomes a certain house of fado, where the mixing of various Latin sounds occurs.

Then there is a somewhat spiritual passage through the theme song “Frozen,” in which Madonna slips behind a big screen and the body of a dancer alludes to the song’s original video. Sensual, the dancer is Maria Lourdes, the oldest daughter of the singer. The audience reacts moved and respectful.

All her children were in the room. Esther, Stella and Mercy James danced right on stage, so did David Banda, accompanying his mother on a descent into the crowd.

In the end, Madonna went out singing and thanking the audience, passing the Colosseum entrance 4. As we got out, we still saw how the children already had the discreet car, waving briefly from the window to all those who were locked in the glass doors, waiting for the car to pull off to release us to the streets of Lisbon as well.

I think, as I expected, that more than just seeing Madonna we saw a little of what Portugal’s culture means: mestizo. Beautifully mixed race. Praised by the most famous countrywoman who came to us.

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The first official images of Madonna’s concert


Cell phones in sealed pouches to prevent image capture and cameras at the door. With the rules set for Madonna’s concerts in Lisbon, the trio of official photos released this Tuesday by the producer of the shows.

In the images shared by Everything is New you can get an idea of the ambience of the Coliseu dos Recreios room, which hosted the first of eight concerts last Sunday, with the scene being true to the “Madame X”, the name of the tour. pop queen who then heads to London, where she will meet 11 dates.

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With the audience predictably standing, great was the expectation as to how some of the references that formed the latest album would be integrated and that have inspired the scene of this show, starting with the inclusion of the female group Cabo. -verdiano Batukadeiras, with whom he collaborated on this album. Meanwhile, and through her Instagram, Madonna has shared some moments of the last days in the Portuguese capital.

According to the alignment of the tour in the United States, Madonna’s show in Europe is now divided into four acts, the scenic production including the reinvention of a fairy house and the interpretation of “Fado Bargain” with the guitarist Gaspar Varela.

In addition to the young Portuguese guitarist, great-grandson of Celeste Rodrigues, whom Madonna admired before the album was completed, the tour also includes Portuguese trumpeter Jessica Pina, percussionists Carlos Mil-Homem and Miroca Paris. Note also to another Portuguese to join the entourage of the American singer, Ricardo Gomes, the private photographer of the star.

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Celeste Rodrigues’s grandson who plays with Madonna (TV report tvi24)

This Sunday evening begins the series of eight concerts by Madonna at the Lisbon Coliseum. The American singer visited. On Thursday, the space where the European tour will begin Madame X. Madonna shared a video and several photos from the Colosseum visit. It was to check the last adjustments before the first concert, which happens tonight.

TVI spoke with some of the musicians who will participate in the concerts.

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Madonna takes on a passion for fado and makes surprising confession “I love to eat cod and drink port wine”

In Portugal for eight concerts, the 61-year-old American singer implies that she will continue to live in Lisbon after the current tour and is never tired of praising Comporta, in Alentejo, where she likes to go horse riding.

Madonna took on a passion for fado at last night’s concert and made a surprising confession to (many) fans who have not missed the return of the artist after seven years of absence. In Portugal for eight shows, the 61-year-old American singer suggests that she will continue to live in Lisbon after the current tour, and throughout the night there were many compliments to the country she moved to in the last days of August 2017.

“I love to eat cod and drink port wine,” said the artist. “She even said that cod is her favorite dish. She said she loves Comporta and likes to go horseback riding,” Luís Faleiro Ferreira, one of the admirers who attended the first of eight, told Modern Life. Madonna’s performances in Portugal. The national song was also praised by the performer of “Vogue”. “Fado is just the most beautiful music in the world,” he said.

“She said she tried to explain, in the shows she gave in the USA, what fado was and now she was happy because, finally, in these concerts she didn’t have to do it because, in Portugal, everyone knows what it is”, reveals Luís Faleiro Ferreira . In the first concert of the tour “Madame X tour” in Lisbon, which you can (re) see next, Madonna also took the opportunity to honor the fado singer Celeste Rodrigues, great-grandmother of Portuguese guitarist Gaspar Varela, who accompanies her on the tour.

Shortly after moving to Portugal, Madonna had the opportunity to repeatedly hear Celeste Rodrigues, who died on August 1, 2018, sing. “Only the third time, she noticed me and we sang together. But it wasn’t a fado. It was an Elvis [Presley] song,” recalled the American artist who, shortly after, shared a video of the unusual moment on social networks. . “Can’t help falling in love” was the song of choice at the time.

After remembering this episode, Madonna sang an excerpt from the song in the chapel and called on stage Gaspar Varela to perform “Fado pechincha”, which Celeste Rodrigues also sang. “It was he who convinced me to sing this song,” assumed the interpreter of “Papa don’t preach,” “Like a prayer,” and “La isla bonita.” The audience reacted enthusiastically. “No need to get so excited,” interrupted the singer, who only started interacting with the audience after “God control ” Dark ballet “and” Human nature. “At the end of the song, foster daughters Estere, Stella and Mercy took the stage and joined Madonna.

“This section of the concert is all very interventionist. She revealed that one of the things that most reminds her daughters is that they should not take freedom for granted,” says Luís Faleiro Ferreira. “Then Madonna changes her clothes right on stage, behind a screen, while talking to the public and joking about the fact that people don’t have their cell phones [sealed in a sealed bag at the entrance to the Coliseum of Playtime],” he adds.

“Do you miss your phones? Do you miss posting photos on Instagram? Me too! But it’s so much better to look at your faces than your phones,” the artist said before singing “Vogue”, “I don’t search I find “and” Batuka “, the song she wrote after meeting the African-born singers who are part of the Lisbon Batukadeira Orchestra and accompany her on the international tour ending in Paris.

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Madonna prohibits mobile phones during her concerts in Lisbon

Madonna prohibits mobile phones at the concerts of her new European tour, “Madame X Tour”, which has just started in Lisbon. The three-hour show at the Colosseum will last for eight nights in a row and will be the closest opportunity for Spanish fans as she will not perform in Madrid or Barcelona.

When the fans arrive at the gates of the emblematic stage of the Portuguese capital, they are surprised that they are handed a case to store the device, with the result that it is locked. The mobile remains at all times in the hands of its owner, but cannot be used. If for urgent reasons it should be turned on, then there is only the option of going to one of the areas indicated in the enclosure for this purpose.

The “queen of pop” wants to banish the usual stamp of hundreds of people more concerned with capturing images with the phone than following the performance. So she has made such determination decisively.

Madonna has preferred to start her tour of Europe in the city where she resides, since she has rented two consecutive properties in front of the Santa Catarina viewpoint. After premiering the “Madame X Tour” this Sunday, January 12, the evenings of days 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23 are ahead of her at the Lisbon Colosseum, before disembarking at the Palladium in London for 15 staging (January 27, 29 and 30, as well as 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 February) and at the Grand Rex in Paris to 14 other dates: 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 and 29 February, in addition to 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 and 11 March.

It is still possible to get a ticket to see the American singer in Lisbon, with a payment of between 75 and 400 euros, the only prices available.

The event is divided into four acts, with great prominence of the songs inspired by her Portuguese stay: «God control», «Dark ballet», «Killers who are partying», «Extreme Occident». But, of course, you could not miss several hits, like “Express yourself”, “Papa don’t preach”, “Vogue” or “Like a prayer”.

There is also a lack of versions of pieces that have marked the diva on those nights of the Alfama in which it was soaked in the essence of fado and the rhythms of the old Portuguese colonies, especially in Cape Verde and Brazil. That is why she reinterprets “Fado Pechincha”, by Isabel de Oliveira, or “Sodade”, the imperishable hymn of Cesária Évora. The scenery includes a recreation of the interior of a fado house, an aesthetic that he loves and that is very characteristic of the city where his adopted son David Banda plays in the lower categories of Benfica.

And no, she has not forgotten to summon several local guests, such as the child prodigy of the Portuguese guitar, Gaspar Varela (grandson of Amália Rodrigues’ grandson), the Batucadeiras Orchestra of Cape Verde or the emerging Miroca Paris, former collaborator of Cesária Évora presto to offer his own repertoire on January 17 at the Lisbon Capitol.

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TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: ‘A League of Their Own’ back in theaters!

With the ranks of professional baseball depleted by players going off to war, in 1943 minor leagues were closing down and it was feared the majors might do the same. Thus, was born the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Tom Hanks stars as washed-up ballplayer Jimmy Dugan, who is hired to coach a team of athletic and driven young women including Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis), the “baseball Dollie” with the Babe Ruth swing, her younger sister Kit Keller (Lori Petty), and teammates Mae Mordabito (Madonna) and Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell). A League of Their Own is a comic look at the true story of these amazing young women who left their homes to become part of the league and revel in a skill they might once have been ashamed of and made history in the process.

Join the members of the All-American League (from cities near and far) at this special event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.

April 26 – 27 – 29

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Madonna back in the Adamastor

Today, the American singer gives the first of eight concerts scheduled for the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon.

Madonna landed in Lisbon this week and returned to the house near Largo de Adamastor, which, although the singer has gone on tour, is still leased to the American star. And this time, it’s literally back to work: starting tomorrow, the Madame X tour, the result of the self-titled album she released last year, starts her stage on European soil. The place chosen was precisely the same place where Madonna cooked Madame X – Lisbon.

Today, the singer then gives the first of eight concerts on Portuguese soil, all scheduled for the Coliseu dos Recreios. The 15-track album features collaborations with names such as Dino d’Santiago, Anitta or Gaspar Varela, Celeste Rodrigues’ young great-grandson guitarist, as well as some members of the Batukadeiras de Portugal Orchestra. Madame X is the result of a cultural melting pot in which Madonna says she emerged when, shortly before her 60th birthday, she moved to Lisbon, where she joins pop with Latin and African sounds as well as the fado tones she has been listening to. Alfama

The accompanying musicians on this tour have signed a confidentiality agreement, but SOL knows that Gaspar Varela will share the stage with the artist. Likely is also the presence of Dino´Santiago, who in Lisbon, judging by what was being shared by the artist on social networks, was a kind of musical cicerone of Madonna and a bridge of contact with Cape Verdean culture. It was even Dino who presented the project of the Batukadeiras Orchestra, which he sponsored in 2017, to the American singer.

Beyond the guests, possible is also an evocation to Celeste Rodrigues, for whom Madonna never hid the affection. In December 2017, during a Lisbon meeting, the two shared the interpretation of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love and at the end of this month Celeste Rodrigues, who died in August 2018 at the age of 95, flew at the invitation of Madonna to New York, where she spent the year.

All at home

From what the SOL learned, Madonna spent the last few days surrounded by the whole family at Adamastor’s house, with the exception of her eldest daughter, Lourdes, 23. The house, where the singer moved from after having lived in Ramaquê Palace, on Rua das Janelas Verdes, is located on the same street where Portuguese banker Horta Osório also maintains a residence and is owned by a businessman from Lisbon and Porto at night. .

The troupe was also joined by 61-year-old artist Ahlamalik Williams’s latest boyfriend. The model, choreographer and dancer, born in April 1994, is 25 years old. The 36 years that separate them have been surpassed after working together on the international Rebel Heart Tour in 2015 and 2016. Williams is also part of the cast of Madame X and, as such, will go up with his girlfriend to the playground.

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Madonna starts a concert marathon in Lisbon this Sunday

An event: Eight concerts by one of the biggest pop stars ever in the Portuguese capital is an unprecedented feat. Madonna takes this Sunday to the stage of the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon, and brings with it the inspiration of the experience of recent years lived in Portugal, materialized in the album “Madame X”. You’ll also remember the high points of a 40-year career in a four-act show that fans can’t document on their mobile phones.

Madonna arrives in Europe via Portugal after an intense journey through several major US cities: the world tour began last September 17 in New York City, which the artist adopted as a home in the late 1970s, then moved on. Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami. The Coliseum of the Portuguese capital is ready: the American singer will perform there on January 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23, accompanied by Portuguese musicians, such as the Lisbon Batukadeiras Orchestra and the guitarist. Gaspar Varela.

It was in Lisbon that the artist drew inspiration for her 14th original album. Driven by friend Dino D’Santiago, Madonna immersed herself in Cape Verdean fado and music, translating these influences into her pop language in songs such as ‘Batuka’, recorded with the collaboration of the Batukadeiras Orchestra, ‘Killers Who Are Partying’ or, of course, Blaya’s version of ‘Faz Gostoso’, which sings socks with Brazilian Anitta. It is, therefore, a Madonna a little more Portuguese the one who, this time, will take the stage of the Colosseum.

According to one of the first reports of the Los Angeles Times tour, “the show focuses on Madonna’s life in Lisbon”, with one of the scenarios replicating in detail the houses where she began “listening to the dramatic Portuguese fado singers”. and music from the former island colony of Cape Verde ”. Madonna performs on stage surrounded by a battalion of dancers and a band with several musicians she met in Portugal.

“It was a life lesson and a production lesson, to accompany the production of this show,” Diogo Varela Silva, Portuguese director, grandson of fado singer Celeste Rodrigo and father of Gaspar Varela, 16-year-old guitarist chosen by Madonna to accompany her, told Expresso. on Madame X Tour.

In addition to Varela, on the Portuguese guitar, and more than a dozen Batukadeiras, there are also Madonna, Portuguese percussionist Carlos Mil-Homem, Portuguese trumpeter Jéssica Pina and Cape Verdean Miroca Paris, former collaborator of Cesária Évora.


Ato I

God Control
Human Nature
Express Yourself

Ato II

I Don’t Search I Find
Papa Don’t Preach
American Life


Fado Pechincha
Killers Who Are Partying
La Isla Bonita
Extreme Occident

Ato IV

Come Alive
Like a Prayer


I Rise

This is, we said, a more Portuguese but also more exclusive Madonna. Madonna forbids image capturing at concerts, requiring the public to lock cell phones and other electronic equipment in bags that will not open until the end of the show. A largely successful measure of secrecy, as there have been few recordings of shows popping up on social networks. There are, however, exceptions.

Last Thursday, Madonna posted on social media a video where she makes a “guided tour” of the Recreational Coliseum. “I’m here to inspect the room, dressed in civilian dress,” she says at one point. You can already see the audience’s chairs set up, as well as a big ‘X’ on red background on the stage, allusive to their latest album, “Madame X”.

Concerts will start at 9:30 pm, opening doors an hour earlier. With prices between 75 and 400 euros, there are still tickets available for almost every show (at the time we wrote this news, only the 18th and 21st shows are sold out.


Orchestra Chairs: 400 €
1st Audience: 300 €
2nd Audience: 200 €
Central Counter: 125 €
Side Counter: 90 €
First Front Staterooms *: 200 €
First Side Cabins *: 125 €
2nd Front Staterooms *: 200 €
2nd Side Cabins *: 90 €
Ribbon: 125 €
Gallery: 75 €

This will be Madonna’s sixth coming to Portugal after her debut (in double dose) at the then-called Atlantic Pavilion (in Lisbon) in 2004, a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards (also in the capital) in 2005, a concert of in the Parque da Bela Vista (again in Lisbon) in 2008, and a visit to Coimbra for the first and only stadium concert between us in 2012.

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Madonna kicks off her European ‘Madame X Tour’ in Lisbon today

American singer Madonna begins the European tour “Madame X” with the first of eight concerts at the Lisbon Coliseum, the city that inspired her for the latest album.

The ‘Madame X’ tour arrives in Europe, with 37 concerts in Lisbon, London and Paris scheduled until the end of March, after having gone through stages in the United States, where there were start-up production issues and late cancellations due to injury.

According to the lineup of the US tour, Madonna’s show will be divided into four acts, the scenic production will include the reinvention of a fado house and the interpretation of “Bargain Fado” with guitarist Gaspar Varela.

In addition to the young Portuguese guitarist, great-grandson of Celeste Rodrigues – fado singer whom the American artist is admiring -, the tour also includes Portuguese trumpeter Jessica Pina, percussionists Carlos Mil-Homem and Miroca Paris and the Cape Verdean female group. Batukadeiras.

Both the new album and this tour are admittedly influenced, creatively, by Madonna’s experience in Lisbon in recent years, where she got in touch with Lusophone and Latin culture.

Made in collaboration with French producer Mirwais, the album ‘Madame X’ includes collaborations with Brazilian singer Anitta and Colombian musician Maluma.

At ‘Madame X’ concerts, which take place in smaller, more intimate venues, Madonna drew an alignment that includes some new themes, such as’ God Control ‘and’ I Rise ‘, but also old material with’ Express Yourself ‘, performed’ capella ‘,’ American Life ‘and’ Papa don’t preach ‘.

In addition to today’s concert, Madonna, 61, will be at the Lisbon Coliseum on 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23.

Madonna first performed in Portugal in 2004, when she closed the Re-Invention Tour in Lisbon. The following year he performed in Lisbon at the MTV European Music Awards ceremony, returning to the capital in 2008. In 2012 he performed at the Cidade de Coimbra Stadium.

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