The official Album release event

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GENESIS is LIVING FOR LOVE!!!
Come celebrate MADONNA”s OFFICAL ALBUM RELEASE For REBEL HEART the brand-new album from
MADONNA!!

REBEL HEART Features the hit singles “Living For Love,” Ghosttown, “Unapologetic Bitch” and “Bitch I’m Madonna” feat. Nicki Minaj
AVAILABLE MARCH 10th!!

This is the STORY of GENESIS, MIAMI with a fresh time, new space and new beginning. Rise and Shine at 8am Saturday, March 7th for a spectacular light show and the sounds of KIDD MADONNY, CHRIS COX & TRACY YOUNG.

Advance Tickets: https://www.flavorus.com/Genesis

Win copies of Rebel Heart while supplies last!

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Photography That’s me in the picture (The Guardian)

That's me: David Connor

 

That’s me in the picture: David Connor watching Madonna at the Hacienda, 1984

‘I thought she was quite boring. It wasn’t my thing. I was into indie bands and her being a pop star was everything I was against at the time’

As Madonna’s career took off, I would always be bragging about this story. I can’t count the number of times I’ve told people I saw Madonna at the Hacienda and how it was one of the most intimate gigs I’ve been to. And every now and then I would add, “Yeah, but she was rubbish.”

I got into the Manchester music scene from quite a young age. Luckily, my best friend, Andy, had got a job at the Hacienda. He was a barman/pot collector, but as he was a signwriter they used him for odd jobs around the place, like painting the columns with those yellow and black stripes. (Andy is still my best friend and does the decorating in my house. I like to say that my house is painted by the guy who painted the Hacienda.) Through Andy I got on the guest list for all sorts of gigs. I remember one Smiths gig when I got so crushed at the front, I ended up lying on the stage watching the show upside down. It was excellent.

I was 20 and I’d been going for a couple of years when I heard about the Madonna gig through Andy. He told me the TV programme The Tube was going to be there filming one night and asked if I wanted to come along. I was working as an electrician on a building site nearby, and I told him I’d be there. I hadn’t heard of Madonna, but the Factory All Stars were also playing and I really went to see them. Plus, I just like a freebie.

We were told Madonna was going to be doing two songs on the dancefloor, as opposed to the stage, and were directed to stand around her. I will be honest, I thought she was quite boring. It really wasn’t my thing. I was into the indie bands and her being a pop star was everything I was against at the time. I could see she was miming and it was just a dance routine. I can’t speak for everyone, but I got the sense that the crowd thought the same as me. No one was that fussed about seeing her. It was just like, what’s next?

They filmed the show quite early in the evening and I decided to stay for the club night. Madonna was actually meant to be staying, too, as the headline act. I remember seeing her leave around 6pm with her dancers, after the TV shoot was over. They had all their stuff with them and I had a feeling that was it, she was gone for the night. And, sure enough she was, she didn’t reappear. I think all she wanted was the TV publicity. I don’t think she was interested in playing for 500 Mancunians.

I first saw photos from this gig in the local press shortly after, and over the years I’ve since seen them in various music magazines. I never kept a copy. It dawned on me that maybe I should have. The Urbis museum in Manchester had a Hacienda exhibition in 2007, and as I walked in I saw a really big print of it – and there was me, nearly lifesize. That was a shock.

This story still definitely impresses people. I now teach electrical installation to 16- to 19-year-olds and, whenever I’ve mentioned it, they ask, “Who’s Madonna?” Although one of them once piped up, “I know who she is – she’s that old bird.”

(Interview by Abigail Radnor)

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Order your Dutch tickets for upcoming world tour through Bol.com with Rebel Heart! #rebelheart

Next to the German announcement through German Amazon this morning. Dutch Bol.com has a similar promotion running:

Reserve Madonna’s brand new album now and be the first to get access on ticketsales for the live shows in Holland and/or Belgium. Be certain of a concert ticket and reserve the album now. Reserve this before March 4 and be included in this promotion. You will receive an email on March 5 with the unique link to the ticket sale. Exact dates of the live shows will be announced on a later date. If you made the pre-order already, you’re automatically included.

Reserveer nu het nieuwste album van Madonna en krijg voorrang op de kaartverkoop voor de concerten in Nederland en/of Belgie. Zorg ervoor dat je verzekerd bent van een kaart en reserveer nu alvast het album. Reserveer hem VOOR 4 maart en maak gebruik van de actie. Op 5 maart zal je dan een mail toegestuurd krijgen met daarin een unieke link naar de kaartverkoop. Exacte data van de concerten worden later bekend gemaakt. Als je het album al eerder gereserveerd hebt krijg je ook automatisch de mail met unieke link toegestuurd.

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Order tickets for upcoming Madonna tour through Amazon.de! #rebelheart #madonna

If you pre-order one of the Rebel Heart editions through German Amazon (standard, mp3, deluxe, Super Deluxe, vinyl) you will receive an email on March 7 with all the details how to purchase your tickets for Madonna’s stops in Germany during the upcoming world tour. You can pre-order until March 5!

If you have already made your pre-order, you will automatically get the email as well. More news will be made available on the German stops of her upcoming tour in the next two weeks.

More info HERE

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The Queen of Pop reigns again with ‘Living for Love,’ tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart.

Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where “Living for Love” lifts 2-1. (The ranking, dated March 7, will refresh on Billboard.com on Thursday, Feb. 26.)

With the coronation, Madonna equals George Strait, who’s logged 44 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs, for the most leaders ever by an act on a singular Billboard chart.

It’s fitting history for the artists also known, respectively, and reverently, as the Queen of Pop and the King of Country.

Complete article HERE

(@https://www.billboard.com/)

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Sign up for official Dutch Rebel Heart release party March 5 Amsterdam

You can sign up later today at 20.00 to attend the official Dutch Rebel Heart release party in FAME Amsterdam on March 5 at 20.30. Here is the link through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-release-party-rebel-heart-madonna-15803958064

Let everyone know through the event page on Facebook that you will be there: https://www.facebook.com/events/649794605132845/?source=1&sid_create=3378684502

The first 200 entries will receive a free DVD with the purchase of one of the Rebel Heart products! Please don’t forget to tick the box when you sign up! The Free DVD is something you cannot miss out on, this is a goodie that we at MadonnaUnderground are happy to include with your purchase.

There will be a pre-order available for the Rebel Heart Vinyl LP.

More info to follow!

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Madonna goes ‘Blond’ with PRECIOSA Crystals

PRWEB New York, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but crystals are the ‘Queen of Pop’s.’ In her newly premiered “Livin’ for Love” music video, Madonna steals the screen in a custom corset by The Blonds with thousands of precision-cut Czech crystals.

Madonna is just one of many music moguls to recently turn to fashion design duo The Blonds, and thus, the beautiful Preciosa crystal components they use. “It’s an incredible honor to see one of music’s greatest icons wear a Blonds piece,” says David Trujillo of The Blonds, whose Fall/Winter collection featured Preciosa this February during New York Fashion Week. “You could say designing her outfit with Preciosa was just ‘Blond Ambition!’”

Madge isn’t the first to shine in Preciosa. Teen dream Ariana Grande performed at the 2014 MTV Music Awards in a Preciosa diamond-encrusted bodice, and singing sensation Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson captivated California in a multi-colored Preciosa piece while hosting the west coast version of 2015 New Years’ Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

“Our crystals get used in such interesting ways,” says Klara Kasparova, Area Trade Marketing Manager of Preciosa, “From decorating custom chandeliers in world-class hotels, to covering costumes at major ballroom competitions, and now, to outfitting Madonna!”

The Czech brand Preciosa entered into the American fashion world in 1950. The company is best known for its fine, lead-free MAXIMA crystals, on top of its broad range of precision-cut crystals, beads, and nacre pearls. Their crystal components are a hit among many well-renowned U.S. fashion and jewelry designers due to their ease, grace and beauty.

For more information on the brand, please visit preciosa.com.

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