Rebel Heart Roadshow In Numbers

ONE specially designed crucifix shaped stage which flows directly through the audience with a heart shaped “Rebel Heart” at the end of the runway.

2,500,000 Swarovski crystals adorn Madonna’s costumes.

2,150,400 LED Pixels light up the rear screens on the Rebel Heart stage

63 kilos of lights, sound and video equipment necessary for each night’s performance.

25 kilos the weight of the moveable stage ramp used throughout the concert.

10,000 hours of workmanship have gone into creating costumes from Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Alexander Wang, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Nicolas Jebran, Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski for the Rebel Heart Tour.

1000+ wardrobe pieces are required for all the performers onstage.

500 pair of custom made shoes.

200+ pair of fishnets will be worn by Madonna by the time the Rebel Tour wraps.

180 people working and traveling on the Rebel Heart Tour.

121 days of rehearsal before the opening night of the tour in Montreal.

60 people make up the costume staff dressing, sewing and adjusting the costumes night after night.

25 string instruments are used during the show.

23 songs are on the Rebel Heart Tour set list each night.

22 videos play on the rear screens during the concert.

20 dancers join the Material Girl on stage every night.

17 make-up brushes and 5 powder puffs used on Madonna each night.

13 drums make up the drum-kit.

7 bouncing sway poles extend over the audience during the performance.

6 custom designed sets of lashes are used each night.

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RUMOR: Madonna is coming to Bangkok!

Madonna — the Queen of Pop, the legend, the fashion icon, the epitome of girl power, the singer who has influenced at least three generations of fans worldwide — is reportedly performing in Bangkok next year.

The rumor is that Madonna will perform at Impact Arena on Feb. 9, 2016, as a part of her Rebel Heart Tour, according to a local lifestyle publication.

We contacted BEC-Tero to confirm the arrival of the queen and they didn’t deny or confirm the news, only suggesting fans should stay tuned for an official announcement.

If everything works out and Madonna does come to Bangkok, tickets should go on sale Oct. 3 and start from THB2,000.

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Rebel Heart Tour Montreal 2nd night short recap

A lot less media outside than the previous day and a more ‘common’ audience, less dressed up fans etc. Although the die hard fans couldn’t be missed!

She started the show ten minutes later than the first night, but seemed more at ease and smiled even more than on opening night. She spoke a lot more and her speeches were different from the first night. La Vie En Rose was again the highlight of the show and she received a standing ovation for over three minutes. During Unapologetic Bitch she did invite a fan on stage and gave him a banana after asking what he would do with it. Fans don’t know whether this was a spontaneous act, or whether this was ‘rehearsed’ with the fan in question.

Thanks to Jochen Vanhoudt on location

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Madonna Kicks Off Her Rebel Heart Tour: See Her 7 Chicest, High Fashion Costumes


Madonna kicked off her Rebel Heart Tour Wednesday at the Bell Center in Montreal, and not surprisingly, the inaugural concert was filled with a number of haute-couture costume changes!

The fashion-forward Material Girl wore looks designed by Alessandro Michele for Gucci and Jeremy Scott for Moschino as well as custom ensembles fromAlexander Wang and Fausto Puglisi‘s eponymous lines. Per WWD, who spoke in depth with Madonna’s costume designer Arianne Phillips, the singer also modeled creations from featured Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski on the runway stage.

We pulled together seven of Madonna’s dramatic looks from her Rebel Heart opener, all of which seem to (loosely) be in line with a few different concert themes…

With each outfit, it’s important that the outfit will enhance Madonna’s performance and not inhibit it. If forced to choose between fashion and function, she would choose the latter, but because she’s Madonna, she works with the pros to get the best of both worlds.

Full article HERE

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Madonna announces more Rebel Heart tour dates, skips Kansas City

In a press release this morning, Madonna has announced a slew of more dates in her seemingly endless world tour in support of her latest album, March’s Rebel Heart. But in the latest batch of dates stretching well into 2016, the Queen of Pop is noticeably skipping one very worthy market: our own Kansas City — and, in fact, all of Missouri.

Look here at the iconic singer’s North American and Puerto Rican dates in January:

Jan. 6 — Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
Jan. 10 — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
Jan. 12 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
Jan. 14 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
Jan. 16 — Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center – later recalled
Jan. 18 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 20 — Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
Jan. 23 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
Jan. 24 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
Jan. 27 — San Juan, PR, Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Jan. 28 — San Juan, PR, Coliseo de Puerto Rico

This year’s fall tour dates aren’t exactly nearby, either. What gives, Madge?

If you want to make the four-hour drive to Tulsa, keep a bookmark at LiveNation. Ticket prices and on-sale dates have not yet been announced.

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Madonna kicks off Rebel Heart tour in Montreal

Pole dancers dressed like nuns, Mike Tyson and nonstop theatrics. Welcome to the church of Madonna.

The pop star kicked off her Rebel Heart tour in Montreal on Wednesday night, belting out a mix of her iconic hits and new music from her recently released album, also titled, Rebel Heart.

She even performed Material Girl for the first time since 1990’s Blond Ambition tour.

DJ and producer Diplo warmed up the crowd with an hour-long set. The show opened with a video featuring Mike Tyson, Chance the Rapper and Madonna, where she addressed topics ranging from censorship to dictatorship. She then descended to the stage in a cage.

Madonna wasted no time getting to fan favourites including Burning Up and a mash-up of Holy Water with Vogue. She then pulled a classic move and ripped off her skirt to reveal a barely there nun’s outfit and started to pole dance.

Madonna delighted fans with a mix of new songs and past hits. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

She then used one of her dancers, also dressed as a nun, to ride like a surfboard. Dancers then lined the stage to recreate the Last Supper, with Madonna as the main course.

Madonna, 57, then moved to the nostalgic, singing Body ShopTrue BlueDeeper and Deeper and her first No. 1 hit, Like a Virgin.


Read full article at CBC News

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Wat je kan verwachten als Madonna naar het Sportpaleis komt – Belgian review

Madonna heeft woensdagavond in Montreal de aftrap gegeven van haar ‘Rebel Heart’-tournee, waarmee ze in november ook naar het Antwerpse Sportpaleis komt. Wie wil gaan, kan zich verwachten aan een vrolijke Queen of Pop, die niet meer in string op het podium staat en het publiek trakteert op een mix van nieuwe nummers en haar grootste klassiekers.

‘Dit is de eerste tour in een aantal jaren die ook de niet-superfans van Madonna geweldig zullen vinden’, zegt kapper Jochen Vanhoudt van kapsalon Clientology, die naar Montréal reisde om de eerste show te zien. ‘Bij de vorige shows waren mensen soms ontgoocheld dat ze vooral nieuwe nummers bracht. Daar heeft ze rekening mee gehouden, ze zingt opnieuw haar grootste hits zoals Material Girl, Holiday, Vogue, La Isla Bonita, ….’
Hoewel de podiumoutfits van Madonna nog altijd spectaculair zijn, krijgt het publiek haar billen niet meer te zien zoals tijdens de ‘MDNA’-tour. ‘Haar outfits zijn nog heel vrouwelijk, maar niet meer zo seksueel getint’, zegt Jochen. ‘Ze voert wel een hele show op, zo kwam ze op als krijger en beeldde ze met 12 dansers het laatste avondmaal uit, waarbij zij op het podium lag. Ze was ook heel vrolijk, dit is de eerste tour dat ik haar zoveel heb zien lachen’.

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In pictures: Madonna’s Rebel Heart world tour starts beating to the delight of her legion of fans

MADONNA kicked off her Rebel Heart world tour in Montreal last night to the delight of the tens of thousands of fans crammed inside the Bell Centre in Canada.

Madge’s stage was swarming with soldiers and swordplay for much of the evening, threated together with her contemporary choreography.

Images flashed around the arena of Madonna and Mike Tyson being held captive in steel cages with the singer wanting to come across as a leader and an outsider.


The 57-year-old pop chameleon took the time to stand in front of the audience and sing a song while playing guitar, giving the crowd a flasback to “where it all began” with a latino-laced rendition of Who’s That Girl.

Madonna hits the UK this December, with two dates at the London O2 on the 1st and 2nd of December, Manchester on the 14th, Birmingham on the 16th and finally playing Glasgow‘s Hydro on the 20th December.

For now, cast your eye through the gallery above to check out some of the gig’s high points.

Read more and see gallery at the Daily Record

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Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour Features Pole-Dancing Nuns, An Edith Piaf Cover And A Recreation Of THAT Brit Awards Performance (PICS)

Madonna kicked off her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour in style on Wednesday (9 September) night, sporting an array of typically lavish outfits over the course of the evening.

During her two-hour show in Montreal, Madonna wore outfits inspired by samurais, matadors and at one point even became a rock chick (though the less said about that the better, if we’re being honest).

Her show was as elaborate as you might expect from the Queen of Pop, boasting pole-dancing nuns as backing dancers, a cabaret-inspired dance routine and a seriously impressive cage, which descends from the ceiling at the opening of the show.


The pop icon’s setlist was compiled of a mix of her old hits and newer offerings, with ‘Vogue’ and ‘Material Girl’ sitting comfortably alongside ‘Living For Love’ and ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ (oh, and a curious cover of ‘La Vie En Rose’, originally performed by Edith Piaf, one of M’s idols).
The show opened with a performance of ‘Iconic’, preceded by a lavish opening video featuring a cameo appearance from Mike Tyson, who performs a monologue at the beginning of the track.


And like a true #UnapologeticBitch, one portion of the show even saw Madonna throwing on another cape to recreate her infamous Brit Awards performance, which saw her accidentally pulled to the ground by one of her backing dancers, in one of the year’s most toe-curling live TV moments.
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ tour will arrive at London’s O2 Arena on 1 & 2 December, with performances in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow scheduled for later in the month.

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is no costume drama


Madonna has finally kicked off her Rebel Heart Tour and shown she’s not afraid to wear elaborate costumes, despite her infamous cape-tripping incident at the 2015 Brit Awards.

The queen of pop had delayed the start of her North American dates because she wanted the show to be “perfect” for fans.

So she was determined to put on a spectacle when she stepped out in Montreal, Canada, for the first of 64 dates around the world, with a stream of costume changes and dance routines.

The 57-year-old Material Girl took to the stage in a dramatic red and black cloak, “imprisoned” in a cage made of spears.

She was joined by dancers dressed as warriors, who carried her hanging upside down on a pole, despite the elaborate nature of her costume.

The star later stripped down to a more streamlined Chinese-style coat, performing with dancers holding striking red fans. She later showed off her “axe” skills, picking up her guitar and kneeling before her adoring fans in true rock goddess pose.

Madonna’s bullfighter cape made the headlines earlier this year when she performed on the Brits stage. As she struggled to unfasten it, she toppled backwards in a nasty fall.

Read more at the Somerset County Gazette


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Stripper nuns, a wedding and oral sex: Is Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour her filthiest yet?

MADONNA has kicked off her Rebel Heart tour with a bang and as you would expect it’s X-Rated from the get go.
Descending from the heavens in a giant cage, the Queen of Pop kicked off her 24 song set wrapped in a red kimono – but it wasn’t long before the clothes were coming off.

At one point the 57-year-old was joined on stage by strippers dressed as nuns and promptly began to thrust back and forth on a giant cross, opting to use the religious symbol for a spot of late night pole dancing – as you do.


 But if that offends you then you better stop reading now as what Madonna did next left us speechless.
Ever the Queen of shock tactics Madonna made her way to an alter to simulate an oral sex act with a man dressed as Jesus.


To read full article by the Daily Star click HERE


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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour WOWS Canadian fans on first night

POP superstar Madonna had Canadian fans getting into the groove last night (Wedesday) as she kicked off her world Rebel Heart Tour in Montreal.

The 57-year-old belied her years as she charged through the 22-track setlist with her usual brand of slick choreography and energetic dance moves. She even braved a cape complete with train in a nod to her now infamous Brit Awards performance which saw her dragged off the stage by two dancers earlier this year. The show was not without controversy with the singer dressing as a scantily-clad nun gyrating on a pole to perform Holy Water.
She also delivered a splattering of old hits including True Blue, La Isla Bonita and Vogue to the delight of the 20,000-plus audience. Fans had started queuing from early afternoon to see Madonna take to the stage for her 10th world tour which hits the UK in December. Many arrived kitted out in Madonna incantations from years past with Montreal’s Bell Centre filled with wedding dresses, conical bustiers and cowboy outfits.

Fans did not contain their excitement with many claiming Madonna had delivered her best performance in years.
The star herself seemed pleased with the show tweeting afterwards “Montreal you had me down on my knee’s! [sic] Thank you a memorable night!  #rebelhearttour”.
Madonna arrived on stage descending from the ceiling in a cage made out of spears to perform ‘Iconic to backdrop featuring video clips of boxer Mike Tyson.
Donning a Japanese-style geisha outfit she went on to sing B**** I’m Madonna, Burning Up and Holy Water.
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