The queue at the Early Entry box office window in Berlin was a long rainy and windy one. Unfortunately the wait took up over 90 minutes in order to get your Early Entry wristband, VIP pass and specially created VIP book. The VIP book contains an overview of all of Madonna’s world tours with stunning photographs as well as replica’s of tickets and guitar picks.
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Madonna performs onstage during her “Rebel Heart” tour opener at Bell Centre on Sept. 9, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
kevin Mazar/Getty Images for Live Nation
The diva’s tour has played to more than 300,000 fans… and counting.
Madonna heads up Billboard’s weekly ranking of concert touring artists, landing at No. 1 on the Hot Tours recap (see list, below) based on $25.4 million in sales reported from her Rebel Heart world tour. This tally includes the final 12 stops on the first leg of the tour that played 20 cities in North America during September and October.
Since the tour launched on Sept. 9, Madonna has performed for more than 300,000 fans at 24 shows, generating box office sales totaling $46 million. The trek through U.S. and Canadian markets wrapped on Oct. 29 in San Diego, but the tour began its second leg just six days later. A seven-week jaunt through 11 European countries began on Nov. 4 in Köln, Germany and will continue until Dec. 20, wrapping for the year in Glasgow, Scotland.
Top box-office stats from the tour so far include a $5.2 million gross from two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sept. 16-17, the highest-grossing engagement among all of the venues on the schedule. The Garden’s sold ticket count of 28,371 is also the highest attendance recorded. Among the arenas that hosted the tour for just one performance, the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas produced the top sales total with $3.5 million on Oct. 24. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center logged the largest crowd among the single-show dates with 14,258 present on Sept. 19.
U2 follows at No. 2 in the Hot Tours ranking with $17.4 million reported from three arenas on the European leg of the band’s Innocence + Experience tour. Following a summer trek through North America that racked up $76.2 million at the box office, the 12-city run through Europe kicked off on Sept. 4 in Turin, Italy. Revenue from the first seven European venues adds $41.6 million to the tour’s overall sales total that currently tops out at $117.8 million. More than one million tickets have been sold at 58 performances on the six-month trek.
Sales from only five venues remain unreported on the 2015 arena tour that wraps at the end of the month in the Irish band’s home city of Dublin. The final engagement will be four performances at 3Arena on Nov. 23-24 and 27-28.
Zedd scores a slot on the Hot Tours roundup at No. 6 with $1.4 million in sales reported this week from 10 events on the Russian-German music producer’s world tour. With concerts set in Asia, North America and Europe from August through November, the tour supports his album True Colors that debuted in May. Since the tour kicked off on Aug. 6, reported grosses total $4.7 million from 115,947 sold tickets at 24 events.
|HOT TOURS – Nov. 3, 2015|
|Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 27-Nov. 2|
|Show Date Range|
|Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)|
|Total Attendance (Capacity)|
|Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/1)|
|Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)|
|Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)|
|Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)|
|Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (2/2)|
|Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)|
|Moda Center, Portland (1/1)|
|SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)|
|Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)|
|MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)|
|The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)|
|Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)|
|Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (4/4)|
|Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (2/2)|
|Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (2/2)|
|3||MARC ANTHONY & CARLOS VIVES|
|Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (2/0)|
|SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)|
|Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/0)|
|Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)|
|MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)|
|Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/1)|
|Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn. (1/0)|
|Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. (1/0)|
|Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. (1/0)|
|Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/0)|
|Liacouras Center, Philadelphia (1/1)|
|Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory, Charlotte (1/0)|
|Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park, Miami (1/0)|
|The Tabernacle, Atlanta (1/0)|
|Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit (1/1)|
|Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto (1/0)|
|Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/0)|
|8||SHINEDOWN & BREAKING BENJAMIN|
|The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (1/1)|
|XFINITY Arena, Everett, Wash. (1/0)|
|Toyota Arena, Kennewick, Wash. (1/0)|
|Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (1/0)|
|Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)|
|Hípico de Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico (1/0)|
|Poliforum, León, Mexico (1/0)|
|Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)|
At a Saturday show in Prague, Czech Republic, Chastain was pulled from the audience to dance with Madonna to the reggae-flavored song “Unapologetic Bitch” from her “Rebel Heart” album. Chastainswiveled her hips and impulsively spanked Madonna, who crawled on all fours in front of her.
Madonna’s most recent A-list invitee to her stage was Katy Perry, last month. Others have included Anderson Cooper and Amy Schumer.
Chastain is in Prague filming “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” adapted from the Diane Ackerman book about the diaries of Antonina Zabiński.
This wasn’t Chastain’s first encounter with her idol; in 2011, Madonna presented Chastain with the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema while the two were in Venice for the Venice Film Festival.
Voor het eerst heb ik besloten om deze tour minder in de rij te gaan staan. In ieder geval niet zo vroeg. Ok, de kans dat je dan front row staat is klein, maar het podium en de catwalk is dusdanig groot, dat je het overal wel goed ziet.
Na even wat vrienden gedag gezegd te hebben, zijn we richting binnenstad gegaan, om te ontbijten, en wat rond te lopen.
Van te voren had ik gezegd dat ik heel graag Fever wilde horen als surprise song.
Our gallery of private pictures taken during the second and final night of the Rebel Heart Tour in Cologne has been uploaded, check it out HERE
Once again, do not use without permission and if you still do so at least take the time to credit the source, thank you.
We have just uploaded our private pictures taken during Madonna’s first European show in Cologne Germany. Do not share without permission, and if you still do anyway use our credits!
Direct link HERE
Sorry for the lack of updates, but things were quite hectic for us in Cologne. Pictures and more coming later today.
The start of Madonna’s European tour happened in Cologne Germany, the first day the weather was freezing but the die-hard didn’t care and still spent their night and day queuing for the best spot in the audience.
Unfortunately there were technical difficulties as well as a rumour that some things were going to be changed for the show in Europe. Despite official reports by Live Nation that there wasn’t going to be a support act, there surprisingly was. Madonna did not start the show on the first day until 10:15 pm, due to technical difficulties (according to reports). Unfortunately the German audience wasn’t pleased with the late start.
Madonna was in an extremely chatty and witty mood during the first show, cracking jokes and throwing her bouquet to Kevin. She was hilarious and a blast to look at, the costumes were absolutely fantastic. However many fans (and general people attending) felt that the 80’s medley slowed things down and never really picked up despite the glorious costumes and set. Madonna sang Who’s That Girl here but did not follow it up with Ghosttown, like she did so many times in the US. It seemed that M and dancers were a bit disappointed in the audience after the first show, making dancer Marvin Govin stating on Instagram that the audience was tired and needed to bring it. To be fair, the audience might have been a bit tired due to the long wait before the show.
Madonna was staying in hotel Excelsior right next to the Dom, causing for a chaos outside at the busy square. Many people lined up to see her, but M made her exit fast and secure as usual.
The second show in Cologne started a bit more on time (10.00 pm) and it seemed the floor was a lot less crowded than the first show, making it easy for fans to walk around and view the show from various angles. Madonna wasn’t as chatty as on the first night and some fans reported she sounded a bit hoarse (don’t catch a cold M!). Right after ‘La Isla Bonita’ fans got themselves ready for the gypsy 80’s medley, but were all in shock when M suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the heart stage with guitar in her matador outfit. ‘A special surprise for Cologne’, and M performed an acoustic version of ‘Secret’ and oh boy there was a bit of ‘Fever’ as well, what a treat!! She ended this surprise segment with an incredible version of ‘Rebel Heart’, which now is destined to become a true Madonna classic. The happiness in her eyes and the smile on her face was priceless, now that was a true queen right there!
The show ended with a bang and many fans agreed, this had been truly truly magnificent, what a show, what a performer!
See you in Berlin.
There will be no support act in Cologne prior to Madonna’s show, Live Nation expects this to be the case for the Amsterdam shows as well.
Thanks to: Live Nation
Some It-girls of the ’80s may regret that their youthful glory predated social media, but Interview magazine’s former associate publisher Paige Powell doesn’t have to. Powell arrived in New York in 1980 from the Pacific Northwest, looking like a granola version of Edie Sedgwick and armed with the work ethic of Mary Tyler Moore. She was soon swept up in Interview’s bid to be a more serious publication — “At first it was more for friends, like, Fran Lebowitz drove the delivery truck to drop off issues at different newsstands,” she remembers — and Andy Warhol’s select social whirlwind of downtown clubbing, midtown shopping and uptown lunches. “Andy always said, ‘Work is fun and fun is work,’” Powell says. “It was just the way I thought New York City was, all the time, for everyone — exuberant.”
Powell often carried the latest camera or camcorder from Japan with her and used them often to capture intimate snapshots of her coterie: including Warhol, Madonna, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was her boyfriend from 1982 through 1984. For nearly 40 years, she’s been sitting on (“literally; they were stashed in boxes under the bed,” she says) a treasure trove that’s remained largely unexamined. Powell returned to Portland in the ’90s to focus on animal rights advocacy work, and it’s there that her images will be showcased for the first time, in two interactive multimedia installations, “The Ride” and “Beulah Land,” opening this week at the Portland Art Museum. Still in possession of plenty of influential friends, Powell asked David LaChapelle to mix a musical soundtrack for the show and Kenny Scharf to create a signature “Cosmic Cavern” to accompany it. “Half of the photos in the new installation will be from the ’80s, and half will be photos moving forward to the present,” Powell says, noting that the installation is meant to be “interactive,” just like the one she created at the art bar also called Beulah Land in the ‘80s (see slide 7) — visitors can add notes to the walls. “So we’re having a cocktail party for the guards at PAM, to prepare them,” she notes, “because we don’t want them to be alarmed.”
Here, Paige Powell, former Interview magazine associate publisher and ex-girlfriend of Jean-Michel Basquiat, shares photos from her personal archive. “Fresh 14 was a short-lived club with great energy and a horrible sound system, which might account for the expression on Madonna’s face,” Powell says of this photo. “Unfortunately, two kids shot each other there and it closed. When I was in New York recently, I noticed that space is now a Forever 21.”
Read more HERE