Madonna’s phone ban in Dutch Metro

Metro dedicates an article to Madonna’s announced phone ban during upcoming Madame X shows.

They even decided to quote a few of you from our Facebook group’s discussion.

Thanks to Tanja for the pics!

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‘I Rise’ 12″ Maxi Vinyl Single for Record Store Day in November

“I Rise” will be released on November 29 as a  ‘Record Store Day‘ exclusive. Unfortunately no coloured vinyl, but with six remixes there’s little to complain about.

Side One:

  1. Tracy Young Pride Extended Remix 6:32
  2. Kue Drops The Funk Remix 5:56
  3. Daybreakers Remix 5:24

Side Two:

  1. Thomas Gold Remix 3:17
  2. DJLW Remix 4:36
  3. Offer Nissim Remix 6:56

We’re awaiting official confirmation by Universal Music while the ‘Crave’ remixes bundle has been delayed.

Source: DrownedMadonna.com

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MADONNA MERCH BOOTLEGGERS BEWARE!!! Live Nation Takes Aim in Brooklyn

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MADAME X – New shows added in Chicago and San Francisco!

MADONNA
MADAME X TOURBY POPULAR DEMAND
7th CHICAGO SHOW ADDED – OCT. 27!

SAN FRANCISCO
3 CONCERTS OCT. 31, NOV. 2 & 4 AT THE GOLDEN GATE THEATRE

ICON Legacy Member Presales Begin
Sept. 10 @ 10 a.m. local time

Attention Lifetime Legacy Icon Members:

The Madame X Tour launches on September 17 in Brooklyn, and excitement continues to grow for this special concert production; so much so that a 7th and final Chicago show at the Chicago Theatre has been announced to meet public demand. Additionally, to ensure that Northern California fans don’t miss out, Madonna has announced three San Francisco performances — October 31, November 2 and November 4 — to be staged at the Golden Gate Theatre.

MADONNA ICON LIFETIME LEGACY MEMBER PRESALE
Madonna Icon Lifetime Legacy Members will receive priority presale access to preferred tickets for these new Madame X performances in Chicago and San Francisco! Icon Lifetime Legacy Member presales will begin Tuesday, September 10 @ 10 a.m. local time.

  • All Icon Lifetime Legacy members may participate in these new presales, even if you have purchased tickets to the other Madame X show dates.
  • Your unique presale code will be assigned directly to your Madonna.com account, and will begin displaying before our presale begins on your logged-in Profile page or the Tour page.
  • Your unique access code is valid for up to four (4) tickets for each show date on sale next week.
  • Members interested in tickets for the San Francisco shows, PLEASE READ OUR FAQ’s SO YOU ARE PREPARED TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
  • All sales are final. No refunds.
  • The Icon Legacy Member Presale will close on Thursday, September 12 @ 5 p.m. local time.
  • Public on-sales begin the following morning on Friday, September 13 @ 10 a.m. local time.

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Mobieltjes niet welkom bij nieuwe tournee Madonna (Dutch news)

Fans die van plan zijn een show van Madonna’s Madame X-wereldtournee te bezoeken, krijgen te maken met een ‘telefoonloze belevenis’. Dit heeft de zangeres laten weten via Ticketmaster, dat de kaarten verkoopt. Het gebruik van een mobieltje, smartwatch, camera of andere opnameapparatuur is niet toegestaan in de concertruimte.

Bezoekers moeten vooraf bekijken op welke plek ze in de zaal zitten, omdat ze na binnenkomst geen toegang meer hebben tot het gescande kaartje op hun telefoon. De apparaten worden in een speciaal kastje opgeborgen, dat na afloop weer geopend worden. Wie tussendoor toch wil bellen, moet zijn of haar telefoon ophalen en naar een aparte ruimte gaan die hiervoor ingericht wordt. Na het bellen wordt het mobieltje weer ingenomen. Fans die stiekem opnames maken worden het pand uitgezet.

Op sociale media wordt wisselend gereageerd. Sommige fans vinden het een prima idee, omdat ze zo voor de volle 100% van de show kunnen genieten. Ook zijn mensen blij dat ze niet constant tegen omhoog gestoken armen en telefoons aan hoeven te kijken. Andere fans vinden het belachelijk en denken dat de Queen of Pop bang is dat er materiaal gefilmd wordt van een slecht optreden. De tegenstanders zijn vooral boos dat ze zoveel geld voor een kaartje moeten betalen en ze geen foto’s of filmpjes kunnen maken.

De Madame X-tournee start op 17 september in Brooklyn en eindigt op 4 maart 2020 in Parijs.

More at RTL Nieuws

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Madonna ‘Under The Covers’ CD pre-order now (October 19, 2019)

STUNNING COLLECTION OF MADONNA PERFORMING THE SONGS OF OTHERS 

As a true showgirl, Madonna has no reluctance, nor difficulty, in recording or performing any song that takes her fancy, regardless of who composed the tune – or of course, if she wrote it herself. And as an enormous fan of all types of music, and someone who is never afraid to wear her influences on her sleeve, Miss Ciccone has played numerous songs written by others across the years, both familiar and obscure. 

This CD brings together 20 such cover versions all taken from Madonna concerts from all corners of the globe across the past, almost 40, years. 

1. Je T’aime (Moi Non Plus) 4:13 2. Nothing Compares 2 U/Purple Rain (ft. Stevie Wonder) 7:25 3. Between The Bars 2:37 4. Toxic 3:55 5. Rebel Rebel 3:49 6. Everybody Is A Star 1:34 7. Take On Me/La Bamba 1:51 8. Billie Jean/Like A Virgin 2:33 9. Imagine 3:32 10. Hallelujah 5:04 11. Send In The Clowns 4:18 12. Lament 2:31 13. You Must Love Me/Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 6:59 14. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head 3:25 15. Redemption Song (ft. Son David) 6:03 16. Fever 5:14 17. The Lady Is A Tramp (ft. Anthony Kiedis) 3:10 18. La Vie En Rose 3:16 19. I Got You Babe (ft. Sandra Bernhard) 4:33 20. The Girl From Ipanema 1:36 

  • Audio CD (18 Oct. 2019)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Left Field Media
  • ASIN: B07WYBZZDW

Pre-order at Amazon.co.uk HERE

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Fall concert preview: Madonna, Global Citizen Festival and more

The boroughs are alive with the sound of live music in the coming months. Here are The Posts picks for concerts to check out this fall: Madonna

“Madame X” tour, Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM. Sept. 17 to Oct. 12

A residency is just about the only thing that Madonna hasn’t done in her 37-year career. But hey, Madge may still be capable of throwing us a few wrinkles — of the good kind. She’ll kick off her “Madame X” world tour with an 18-night stand at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. It’s hard to imagine a woman who has sold out stadiums, let alone arenas, scaling it down to the 2,098-seat theater, but it will be interesting to see how she pulls it off. Judging by how energized she sounded on her adventurous “Madame X” album — the first one of her 60s — you’d be a fool to bet against her.

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Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has passed away

We just learned the sad news that legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh has passed away.

Peter Lindbergh photographed Madonna back in 1994 and some of those photo’s were published in Harper’s Bazaar. We were very lucky and very thankful to have attended the official opening of his exposition at the Kunsthal back in 2016. 

To view our photo gallery of the opening of ‘A Different Vision On Photography’ click HERE

To read our original report click HERE

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MADONNA TAKES OVER THE HISTORIC GLOBE THEATRE (press release)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 3, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — 

*SPOILER ALERT* None other than the Queen of Pop herself chose the Globe Theatre to film her latest video for “God Control” — the big hit from her latest album MADAME X!

WHAT: Music, glitter, disco balls, and a decadent party set the scene for “God Control,” Madonna’s latest visual homage to the 80s and 90s. Staged at the historic Globe Theatre in the heart of Broadway Downtown LA, the video opens with a larger-than-life atmosphere.
But, as always, Madonna knows how to remain unpredictable. More than just a party, “God Control” changes the tone in the middle of the video, becoming a real indictment against gun violence.

WAKE UP AND PLAY “GOD CONTROL” HERE

Whether you’re planning a party, corporate event, or shooting a video, take your next event to Madonna-level status and rent the Globe Theatre! The Globe offers unparalleled service with leading-edge technology from all over the world. From concerts to fashion shows, movie screenings to corporate events, the Globe Theatre is a venue of unlimited possibilities.

WHERE: Opened in 1913, the Globe Theatre is the oldest functioning theatre in Downtown LA’s historic Broadway Theater District and holds the title of the first legitimate Broadway theatre in the United States. Over the years, this centennial venue has welcomed such iconic figures as Charlie Chaplin, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Marilyn Monroe. While it has undergone various incarnations, this legendary site maintains the grandeur of its Beaux-Arts architectural style.

More information about the Globe Theatre: www.globetheatre-la.com

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Immersive technology: Who’s that girl?

Madonna’s performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where she danced alongside four avatars of herself, demonstrated the potential of immersive technology in live events. Jake Bickerton meets the London-based studio that created the spectacular sequence

Madonna’s eye-catching performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards was, even by the Queen of Pop’s lofty standards, an attention-grabbing showpiece, with the star dancing alongside four different versions of herself.

It would have been difficult to tell which one was the real Madonna, if not for a sprinkling of VFX fairy dust that welcomed each digital Madonna onto the stage.

The photo-real illusion was created using digital avatars made by immersive studio Dimension. The company creates highly realistic virtual human avatars inside a circular volumetric stage with 106 cameras, split between 4K video and infrared.

 

A volumetric mesh is placed over a wireframe of the subject before a photo-real texture is applied

The subject is surrounded by the cameras, which are mounted on a circular grid forming the framework of the stage.

The combination of video and infrared cameras makes it possible to capture depth information. A wireframe of the subject is first created, then a volumetric mesh is added to give the model a degree of realism. Finally, a photo-real texture is applied to the mesh to create the lifelike 3D avatar.

You can move a virtual or physical camera 360 degrees around this virtual human to show whatever angle you like, but the avatar will only perform the moves captured and can’t be reanimated.

The companies behind Dimension are immersive media firm Hammerhead, digital technology innovation centre Digital Catapult and Microsoft.

Dimension joint managing director Simon Windsor says: “The Madonna shoot all came together at the eleventh hour. She came to our volumetric studio in Wimbledon over two evenings, staying from 7pm to 2am each time, and we created four different personas for her.

“There was a lot of pre-production time working with Madonna’s choreography team and dancers to ensure what we were filming would work flawlessly with the physical camera moves on the night.

“We made sure they understood the way the tech works, the dos and don’ts of interacting with the avatars. We also offered advice on Madonna’s wardrobe and what items of clothing would resolve better than others. To make sure the holograms would look convincing and slot in seamlessly alongside the real Madonna and her dancers, we planned the routine with pre-viz and storyboards.

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“Madonna was fantastic to work with,” he continues. “She’s a big advocate of using tech in live performances. It’s a world first having holograms perform on stage in this way and introduces lots of different creative possibilities around how the physical stage translates into virtual worlds. It’s a watershed moment for believable holograms.”

Jeremy Silver, chief executive of Digital Catapult, says: “Madonna’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards provided just a taste of the unprecedented levels of visualisation and storytelling made possible by immersive technologies.

“Such performances are critical moments for the UK immersive sector, demonstrating the vast potential of these technologies and the UK-based studios championing them. It is only a matter of time before we see their wider adoption within the music industry and the broader creative sector.”

Read more at Broadcastnow.co.uk

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10 Highest Paid Pop Musicians To Date

1. MADONNA

Madonna is arguably the most renowned singer of all time. With a net worth of over $800 million, she is one of the most successful pop stars of our generation. With a career spanning 4 decades, Madonna has released 14 full-length studio albums, including her most recent, 2019’s, Madame X. 

Universally recognized and adored, Madonna has also starred in over two dozen films, and has directed two. A woman of many talents, she is the most successful pop star of all time.

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Amazon MDNA vinyl cheap deal cancelled BUT check your credit card!

Unfortunately the Amazon deal for the MDNA vinyl turned out too good to be true and Amazon notified everyone today to cancel the purchase. The reason behind the listing and then withdrawing is not mentioned.

However Amazon claims in their e-mail that your credit card hasn’t been charged, but unfortunately this isn’t true. Many fans found out that their cards have been charged in fact. Please check your credit card and if charged contact Amazon.co.uk through their chat or phone them to explain the situation. If all goes well they will confirm to you that they are already processing refunds.

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