Madonna will perform in Singapore for first time

In a Facebook post, local coordinators Mediacorp VizPro announced that Madonna’s latest tour will be held at the Singapore National Stadium. No date was confirmed for the concert, but a Feb 28 day was previous posted on singer’s official website before it was later taken down.

The concert will be produced by Live Nation Global Touring in association with East West Best.

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Drag stars to pay tribute to Madonna in Care Resource / AIDS Walk Miami fundraiser

Oakland Park drag-dining club Lips on Jan. 20 will host a Madonna tribute to raise money for Care Resource, one of South Florida’s leading HIV/AIDS service agencies.

The 7 p.m. Madonna show, which coincides with the star’s Rebel Heart concert in Miami, is a sanctioned kick-off event for the 2016 AIDS Walk Miami, which is set for April 24 in South Beach.

Here’s the complete news release:

The Queen of Pop is bringing her “Rebel Heart” tour to Miami this January, but not before the luscious ladies of Lips perform their all-Madonna dinner show in her honor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20. “Expose Your Rebel Heart —A Tribute to Madonna” at Lips will kick off the 28th annual AIDS Walk Miami to benefit Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.

Fans of Madonna and supporters of Care Resource will experience her likeness in an entirely exclusive show hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. The cast of Lips will perform their renditions of favorite Madonna songs such as Like a Virgin, Into the Groove, Papa Don’t Preach, and Like a Prayer.

“Care Resource is a vital link for those in need of comprehensive health care in Miami-Dade and Broward counties,” said Rick Siclari, CEO of Care Resource. “We are grateful to Lips and other organizations, which help support our mission today and tomorrow.”

While watching wildly entertaining Madonna-inspired performances, guests will enjoy Lips’ three-course dinner menu with a drag-a-licious salad, entree and dessert for $21. A $10 cover charge is additional, as well as beverages, tax and gratuity.

“We’re fortunate to be able to lend support to a great organization like Care Resource,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “There’s no better reason to celebrate than Madonna coming to town and each of our divas is ready to put her own unique twist on The Queen of Pop’s great music for this worthy cause.”

To reserve your seats for Lips’ “Expose Your Rebel Heart — A Tribute to Madonna” in support of Care Resource, please call Lips at (954) 567-0987. For more information about Lips, visit www.lipsusa.com.

About Lips

Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up great food and drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Misty Eyes, Twa La Rouge and Velvet Lenore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego and Atlanta. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95.

About Care Resource

Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). They have four facilities, including: Miami-Dade, Little Havana-(Miami-Dade), Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Care Resource provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. For 31 years, the not-for-profit agency has put countless effort into building the infrastructure needed to benefit South Florida’s HIV positive community. Care Resource has been recognized as a 2015 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Healthcare Equality Index. For more information about Care Resource or to donate, please visithttps://www.careresource.org/.

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U.S. Star Madonna Donates to Her Raising Malawi Foundation – Malawi: Madonna Gives U.S.$1 Million to Her Raising Malawi Charity

00311678-f40c6cb8cfd92465176ba744c9449fd2-arc614x376-w614-us1Pop star Madonna who co-founded Raising Malawi Foundation after adoption her son David Banda in 2006, has given the group US$1 million to improve its public persona after being linked with the cult Kabbalah Center for years, it has been reported.

Last year Madonna donated $1,250,000 directly to Kabbalah. This year, the $1 million goes to Raising Malawi, which makes a lot of claims about work it’s doing in the impoverished southern African country from which Madonna adopted two children – David Banda and Mercy James.

The Raising Malawi website gives little info about who’s running it, and what constitutes a board of directors.

The pop star was appointed by President Peter Mutharika as Malawi’s Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare.

Read more at AllAfrica.com

Photo: Raising Malawi
Madonna in Malawi 2014.
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Pre-order Rebel Heart Japan Tour edition through Amazon now (link available)

Pre-order the Rebel Heart Tour edition exclusive to Japan to be released on January 29, 2016 through Amazon now.

The tour edition will come with an extra DVD containing all four official music videos to Rebel Heart (Living For Love, Ghosttown, Bitch I’m Madonna, Bitch I’m Madonna Sander Kleinenberg remix). The CD has a Japanese only bonus track (Living For Love – Dirty Pop Remix). The artwork is planned to be unique to this release, so different to the regular and deluxe versions.

The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included. Pre-order through this link:

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Swept Away part of Divas Triple Threat DVD pre-order link

Swept Away, the film Madonna starred in and directed by Guy Ritchie from 2002 will be released as part of the Divas Triple Threat DVD. This DVD is scheduled to be released January 12, 2016. The other two movies are Glitter starring Mariah Carey and Maid in Manhatten starring Jennifer Lopez. Click this link to pre-order

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Pop queen Madonna sets the stage at Prestwick Airport

Madonna’s team made use of Prestwick Airport

Pop queen Madonna sent her travelling circus through PRESTWICK this week.

Madge used the town’s airport to fly her huge stage set back to America following a European tour.

The Like A Prayer singer, who performed in Glasgow on Sunday night, had 285 tonnes of cargo ferried down the M77.

And three giant jets were loaded with 27 truckloads of equipment before leaving for Chicago.

It is understood to be one of the largest ever cargo jobs undertaken by the airport.

A spokesman confirmed: “This was a huge job for us and our employees worked flat out to ensure it was a success.

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One of Madonna’s cargo planes leaves Prestwick Airport bound for Chicago

“Glasgow Prestwick Airport is in a unique position in Scotland to be able to manage cargo jobs of this scale and we are one of very few airports in the UK with these capabilities.

“It was an extremely busy few days we had handling for a number of our regular cargo customer airlines and we also handled additional passenger flights on the run up to Christmas.

“Everyone at the airport pulled together to ensure that we maintained excellent customer service and we successfully saw off all flights safely and on time.

“We hope to secure more major jobs like this in the future and we are continuing to build relationships to generate regular business across all of our aviation services.”

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Madonna Virgin Tour Tee at Urban Outfitters

Up for grabs at Urban Outfitters is this officially licensed Virgin Tour Madonna shirt:

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Product Sku: 36021376; Color Code: 002

Regular-fit short-sleeve tee shirt with printed Madonna graphic at the front. Soft knit cotton construction features a banded crew neck finished with printed tour dates at the back.

Content + Care
– Cotton
– Machine wash
– Imported

Size + Fit
– Model is 6’1″ and wearing size Medium
– Measurements taken from size Medium
– Chest: 23″
– Length: 31″

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Anatomy of a Madonna tour

Backstage in the bowels of Antwerp’s Sportspaleis, Jason Danter cheerfully apologises in advance for all the swearing. He’s Rebel Heart’s production manager, which, he says, basically translates as, “How the f— do we get this into this?”And that takes some doing. So far, Madonna’s 81-date Rebel Heart tour has rumbled 27 semitrailers of equipment and 185 staff across North America and Europe; but that’s a lot easier than coming to Australia and New Zealand in March, for which three Boeing 747s are needed.

Madonna hasn’t visited our shores since 1993’s Girlie Show tour, so unsurprisingly the $1999.90 front-row seats in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane were exhausted during presales.

Danter served in the Royal Navy, which comes in handy now. “The military teaches you discipline,” he says in his Brummie accent. “You need to make decisions, have plans, work whatever hours are needed to get the job done.” He and his crew have been on site in Antwerp since 7am, joined at around 10am by tour director Tres Thomas.

At university, Thomas was more interested in selling tickets for student shows than singing and dancing in them. His qualifications in accounting and law perfectly suit him for the business of touring, which he’s done for 35 years. He works for Live Nation, which in 2007 signed Madonna to a 10-year global partnership, the first of its kind.

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My Rebel Heart Tour Europe full live report by Kimberly van Pinxteren

Just finished the first complete live report for the Rebel Heart Tour in Europe. I have been writing my (sometimes very detailed) reports on my Madonna live experiences ever since the Drowned World Tour back in 2001.

I took the time to write down my experiences throughout the Rebel Heart Tour from Cologne to Glasgow. Unfortunately I was sick with the flu for almost the entire tour, making it hard for me to really enjoy things this time around. Please keep in mind that the opinions expressed in this live report are my own, you can agree or disagree but know that I am entitled to my opinion just as much as you.

Read all about the terrible weather conditions, the bitches that were chosen for each night, Madonna’s moods and more. Story has been added to our ‘Live Experiences‘ section. Direct links below

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour Has Now Grossed $80 Million


Madonna performs onstage during her “Rebel Heart” tour opener at Bell Centre on Sept. 9, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
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Madonna leads Billboard’s latest Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) with the newest reported box office sales data from her global trek.

The new Hot Tours tally includes grosses from 14 shows in eight markets during the European leg of the tour (see No. 1, below).

Box office revenue from all eight markets totals $22.6 million from 194,827 sold tickets at 14 performances. One venue, Turin, Italy’s Pala Alpitour, hosted the pop legend for three shows (Nov. 19, 21-22). Arenas in four cities, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, and Paris, brought in the tour for two nights.

Overall sales from the Rebel Heart Tour now total $80 million from 45 concerts during the first two legs of the tour, through Dec. 10.

622,048 fans have seen the tour since the opening jaunt through North America that ran from Sept. 9 until Oct. 29. The run through Europe followed, kicking off on Nov. 4 in Germany.

Billboard has received sales data from Europe through the two nights in Paris on Dec. 9 and 10. Revenue from shows in Zurich and three U.K. markets, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, have yet to be reported from the fall leg.

The Rebel Heart Tour’s European leg wrapped on Dec. 20 in Glasgow. The tour will restart in North America on Jan. 6 in Mexico City for a pair of shows, before swinging back to the U.S. for eight performances. Following that, Madonna will play Puerto Rico, a series of Asian countries, first-ever shows in New Zealand, and her first tour of Australia in over 20 years. The tour is scheduled to close on March 20, 2016 in Sydney.

Madonna’s previous tour, the 88-show MDNA Tour, raked in $305 million in 2012.

U2 takes the No. 2 slot on the Hot Tours ranking with $18.6 million in box office sales reported from the final four cities on the band’s Innocence + Experience tour that wrapped on Dec. 7 in Paris.

Two-show stints in Glasgow and Belfast and a four-show run in Dublin are included in these counts as well as a four-show engagement at AccorHotels Arena in Paris. The first two shows in Paris occurred on Nov. 10 and 11, and because of terrorist attacks in the city, the remaining two concerts were rescheduled for Dec. 6 and 7.

The Innocence + Experience tour began in North America on May 14 and continued through July 31, wrapping with an eight-show run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The final leg of the tour was set in Europe and began in Italy on Sept. 4. The tour played 12 cities on the continent before the Dec. 7 closer in France. Overall ticket sales from the tour topped $152 million from 1,286,416 sold tickets at 76 performances.

HOT TOURS – Dec. 22, 2015
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Dec. 15-21

Rank ACT
Total Gross
Show Date Range
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

1 MADONNA
$22,645,983
Nov. 16-Dec. 10
Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark (1/1)
Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy (3/3)
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (2/2)
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (1/1)
O2 Arena, London (2/2)
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (2/2)
AccorHotels Arena, Paris (2/2)
194,827 (194,827)

2 U2
$18,613,752
Nov. 6-Dec. 7
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (2/2)
AccorHotels Arena, Paris (4/4)
SSE Arena, Belfast, U.K. (2/2)
3Arena, Dublin (4/4)
160,792 (160,792)

3 COLD CHISEL
$1,848,640
Dec. 15-18
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (3/0)
27,005 (27,789)

4 ELTON JOHN
$1,414,330
Dec. 19
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (1/1)
10,237 (10,237)

5 JOHN FARNHAM
$470,803
Dec. 16
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (1/0)
6,089 (6,387)

6 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
$465,686
Dec. 17
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
8,725 (10,500)

7 CHRIS CORNELL
$386,615
Dec. 3-4
Palais Theatre, Melbourne (2/1)
4,900 (5,549)

8 HEART
$227,985
Nov. 15
Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Events Center, Valley Center, Calif. (1/0)
2,205 (2,220)

9 ANDREW BIRD
$183,918
Dec. 7-10
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago (4/4)
3,917 (3,917)

10 THE ARCS
$88,163
Dec. 2-3
The Vic, Chicago (2/0)
2,351 (2,800)

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Madonna feuds with ex Guy Ritchie over custody of son

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Madonna is seen leaving Manhattan Civil Supreme Court in New York City on Wednesday. The singer is asking a judge to order her son return to New York from London.

One of Madonna’s sons no longer wants to live in a material world.

A judge ordered Wednesday the 15-year-old son of the pop diva and film director Guy Ritchie  to return  from London against his wishes.

“He has expressed very clearly that he does not want to return to New York,” Ritchie’s lawyer Eric Buckley said, regarding the son.

Madonna, appearing agitated,  tried to interject,  but was calmed by her lawyer Eleanor Alter.

“Has he prevented the child from returning to the U.S.?” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan asked.

“Effectively yes,” Buckley replied.

MADONNA DENIES SEAN PENN EVER BEAT HER

Kaplan said the kid, Rocco Ritchie, should talk with Madonna and then revisit the issue of which parent he prefers. Kaplan said Rocco will receive his own court appointed attorney.

“I’m granting you all the relief you have requested,” Kaplan told Madonna, who cracked a smile and nodded. “I’m directing the child to be returned to New York. If he wants to stay with his father, he must return to his mother.”

She also ordered that both parents not discuss the legal proceedings with their son.

Guy Ritchie has two children with the pop diva.

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Guy Ritchie has two children with the pop diva.

One of Madonna’s security guards demanded a reporter identify herself and explain the reason for her presence in the courtroom open to the public.

The superstar singer  wore a  black wool fur cape, long black skirt, black shoes and put on black sunglasses once the proceeding concluded.

Madonna received the VIP treatment as she exited the courthouse. She was escorted to an elevator by court security officers, personal assistants and her own guards.

“Can I assume she’s not going to comment?” a reporter for the Daily News asked.

Madonna turned her face to the back of the elevator.

MADONNA BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS IN HONOR OF PARIS VICTIMS

“That’s a correct assumption,” court security Captain Mike Castellano replied.

Madonna and Ritchie divorced  in 2008. They also have an adopted son, David Banda, 10.

Madonna has two other children, Lourdes Leon, 19, and Mercy James, 9.

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A remarkable Rebel Heart Tour night in Glasgow – full photo gallery online (224 pictures)

The last European show of the Rebel Heart Tour was a very peculiar one, microphone problems in the first act, a late entrance to Living For Love (making it to the stage just in time) to the grand finale. The organisation pulled the plug on her after Unapologetic Bitch for surpassing the curfew. The lights went on, the power was off. No video, no sound, no effects. However Madonna was determined to finish the final European show the way she meant it to end. While her microphone was turned off, so no one could hear her, the audience sang Holiday together while M and crew improvised on the dance steps. No one pulls the plug on our heroine! It was a memorable way to end a tour that has been praised highly by the general press. Madonna also chose to sing Ghosttown in honour of it being voted the number 1 song by Rolling Stone magazine. Stay tuned for an extensive full report on the European tour asap.

In the meantime, check out 224 pictures by clicking the direct link HERE

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Review: Madonna, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Keith Bruce’s verdict: five stars.

Some of you perhaps thought the Queen of Pop was the girl who wouldn’t grow up, and was still out to shock and trade provocations with lasses less than half her age. Wise up, because the Rebel Heart show is the work of a woman who has shown no inclination to compromise over 30 years of work and would like to remind us of that.

We are ages, Madge and I, but I hadn’t seen her perform live since the Who’s That Girl tour visited Leeds Roundhay Park in 1986, an era she specifically recalled with a singalong acoustic version of the song and a thanks to her fans for supporting her over the past three decades – leading into her latest anthem Ghosttown, and the title-track of Rebel Heart. This show is a careful celebration of all things Madonna as well as a comprehensive plug for the new album, and if a retiral announcement would be as believable as Sinatra’s, it would still be a very fine biographical statement to go out on.

Split into four sections by stunning quality video and using the whole arena as no other has done, we ended up in a 20s speakeasy that was as much Josephine Baker as Sally Bowles and embraced Music and Material Girl, as well as a couple called Pierre and Stephen who caught her bouquet, and kilted lad called Jimmy. Before that we’d had a caped crusader segment with her physique revealed to be clad in a stunning toreador’s suit of lights, and lovely version of La Isla Bonita. The opening sequence dressed some of her dancers in wimples and tennis knickers and had them pole-dancing on crucifixes before a Last Supper tableau – even the liberal congregation of Cairns Kirk, Milngavie might have looked askance.

But it was the segment that followed it, with staging that recalled Greased Lightning and some panto audience-baiting, that revealed the show’s music-theatre heart. When Madonna says she’s a girl who works hard for her money, it ain’t no word of a lie. From her commitment to the ensemble – all stunning dancers – on Deeper and Deeper through to a virtuosic solo Like A Virgin to a pulsing industrial beat, this was a performance that was as much theatre as it was music, and owned the space.

Just to prove it, when they pulled the plug and the hard-hatted crew were waiting at the open dock door to start the get-out, Madonna and company came back out and performed Holiday anyway, with the audience filling the audibility gap. Whether you come back or not, Madonna, this was a night none who were there will forget.

(eveningtimes.co.uk)

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