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While fans that have tickets for opening night in London have received their barcodes and tickets have been ‘made available’ in their Ticketmaster accounts, people who have tickets to dates later in the itinerary have received the following e-mail:
Madonna : Madame X Tour – The London Palladium
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The event organisers are still working with us on a few final details before we can make your tickets available.
We know you’re eager to have them in your hands, so we’re working hard to have this completed as soon as possible – we’ll email you again once they’re ready.
Thanks again for your patience and we hope you enjoy the show!
Fans attending said the show was absolutely fantastic even though she cut ‘Crave’ again. Fans attending said the intro to the song had changed with black and white images from the God Control video where she’s at the typewriter.
She didn’t appear to be suffering a lot from her injuries or she was just being a really good actress, she even almost forgot to ask for a chair during the polaroid moment. She did address the injuries by saying she cosulted over 20 doctors and she needs to pay for her medical bills.
She wore brown boots for ‘God Control’, black boots for ‘Like a Prayer’ and ‘I Rise’ and was barefoot during ‘Come Alive’ again.
Dino was there to join her for ‘Sodade’ again, her vocals were on point!
Let’s hope she makes it safely to London for the next dates.
Gig tickets are expensive, but tickets to see Madonna? They’re extremely expensive. Seats for Her Madgesty’s upcoming residency at the London Palladium range from £140 to £500, while VIP packages will set you back more than £1,000. There’s no way that a pop show can be worth that price, right? I mean, we’re not all oligarchs: there can’t be many Londoners who can blithely spaff away half a grand on a night out. On top of that, when the tour launched in New York in September, there were complaints that Madonna left audiences waiting hours. She might be pop royalty, but that doesn’t mean you’re happy to miss the last tube.
The thing is, in this one instance, shelling out a large portion of your rent money for a ticket to a gig might actually be condonable. And before you accuse us of being 1 percenters with no grip on reality, let us justify that statement. Here’s why it’s definitely, DEFINITELY worth paying £500 to see Madonna…
1. It’s Madonna as you’ve never seen her before
The thrill of seeing a megastar in a small, 2,000-capacity venue is quite unlike any other gig-going experience and Madonna knows it. While info about the ins and outs of the ‘Madame X’ tour are fairly unknown, thanks to a mobile phone ban, we’ve heard talk that the ‘Like a Virgin’ singer engages with audiences like never before: telling jokes, stealing fans’ drinks, sitting on people’s knees and selling Polaroid selfies for a €1,000 donation to charity. It’s meant to be a brand new type of pop concert that blends theatre and variety with big-budget props and stage sets. It’s also one that could lead to surprises and one-off performances of forgotten hits, while providing an intimacy that rarely occurs between superstar musicians and their fans. Unless you’re Roman Abramovich’s son or something.
2. You get a lot of Madge for your wedge
While Madonna has been late for a number of the performances, it appears that the ‘Madame X’ show is nearly three hours long, which makes it quite unlike your usual 90-minute arena shebang. This is mucho Madge for your moolah. Plus, we have stricter licensing laws in UK for live music so she probably won’t be able to get away with that funny business here (hopefully).
3. It could be your last chance
While it’ll take more than ageing to stop Madonna, the 61-year-old Queen of Pop has previously said how tiring she finds extensive touring. That’s why the ‘Madame X’ tour consists entirely of theatre shows (albeit 86 of them). Still, with a number of cancellations due to injury, it’s not unfair to suggest that her touring schedule could slow down considerably after 2020. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.
4. Her last album is great
With an act as hit-laden as Madonna, you’d be disappointed if she only performed songs from her latest record. And while the setlist is brimming with Madgebangers, there’s also plenty from recent album ‘Madame X’. Luckily it’s weird, innovative and brilliant. It’ll be thrilling to see how she brings the sultry ‘Medellin’ and the West African-inflected ‘Batuka’ to life.
5. She’s performing some songs for the first time in years
Given that this is a different kind of show, Madonna has dived into her archive this time. After more than a decade of being absent from her live repertoire, ‘American Life’ and the majestic ‘Frozen’ appear to be getting their time in the spotlight again. There’s even an interlude to 1991’s ‘Rescue Me’. Don’t fret, though, you can expect ‘Like a Prayer’, ‘Vogue’ and a deluge of other hits, too.
6. Is it really that much money?
People routinely spend £1,000 on new phones. Likewise, dinner out in London with a bottle of wine (or two) can cost upward of £200. And let’s not pretend that the private members’ club you’re telling yourself is ‘totally worth it as it has a gym’ is anything other than a way to get over the fact that London’s wild property market has priced you out of ever owning anywhere more central than Zone 4. Does shelling out a few hundred quid for Madonna tickets seem that absurd? Absolutely, yes it does, but as she said: ‘People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.’
7. …and to be fair, you don’t even need to spend £500
While most of the 15 night run is sold out, you can still snag handfuls of face-value tickets. There’s even some around the £250 mark, plus they’re legit: you don’t even need to buy them from some guy named Dave you’ve found on Gumtree, who may or may not steal all your money. If you do go, we only hope it ends up being a night to cherish.
LISBON (Reuters) – Pop legend Madonna has canceled another show in Portugal’s capital Lisbon, the city that inspired her newest album Madame X, as she struggles to cope with pain from “ongoing injuries”, her tour promoter said on Wednesday.
Promoter Everything Is New issued a statement on Facebook apologizing to fans and thanking them for the “well-wishes for Madonna’s recovery”.
“We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans due to the unforeseen and last-minute changes to the schedule,” it said.
Wednesday evening’s concert was the second show the star has canceled since kicking off her European tour in Lisbon on Jan. 12, where she has lived since mid-2017.
“Sorry I had to cancel tonight,” the 61-year-old wrote on Instagram after the first cancellation in Lisbon’s Coliseu dos Recreios venue on Sunday. “But I must listen to my body and rest!”
The star shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday where she is seen walking up a set of stairs with a walking stick. During the weekend, Madonna also shared a video of her taking post-show ice baths.
Madame X is the fourteenth studio album by the American singer and was inspired by her life in Portugal and the country’s culture and traditional music, including the melancholy musical form fado.
According to the promoter, Madonna’s final show of the initially scheduled eight in Lisbon on Thursday is expected to go on as scheduled.
The tour will then continue in London and Paris.
Reporting by Catarina Demony, Editing by Andrei Khalip and Nick Macfie
We regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to perform this evening due to pain from her ongoing injuries. Therefore the Madame X concert scheduled for tonight, January 22, at The Lisbon Coliseum is cancelled. The final Lisbon show tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd is expected to go on as scheduled.
Refunds should be requested at the outlet where the ticket was bought from 24th january at 1pm. The tickets bought online (bol.pt, coliseulisboa.com and everythingisnew.pt) will be notified by e-mail. The Hotel Packages purchasers will be contacted by Event Travel.
We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans due to the unforeseen and last-minute changes to the schedule. We appreciate the well-wishes for Madonna’s recovery.
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Despite her injuries and cancelling the previous show, Madonna still made in on stage last night.
She seemed to be in good spirits and tried to perform the show as planned, she wore boots again and was barefoot for a song or two. She cut ‘Crave’ from the setlist, possibly upsetting the beer bitch Rita (Portuguese artist) who’d said she was looking forward to ‘Crave’.
Madonna did mention her injuries but it wasn’t the dominating subject of the show as expected by fans.
Let’s cross our fingers that Madonna is able to complete the tour, with adjustments here and there.
Next up is Madonna’s second single off of ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ which was the fabulous ‘Sorry’. The music video to the song was a follow-up to ‘Hung Up’ and a lucky fan was even invited on set through an ICON competition (the one and only official Madonna fanclub).
The artwork to the single was actually a live shot taken by a fan during Madonna’s infamous G-A-Y gig in London back in November 2005. Madonna has only performed the track during her Confessions Tour in 2006.
For the discography we have collected 23 different pressings, check them out HERE
Thanks to Dirk Timmerman
— MadonnaUnderground (@MadonnaUndergr) January 19, 2020
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Belgian super fans have theird third Madame X show cancelled in a row – (Belgian article with English translation)
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Al meer dan 50 keer ging BV-kapper Jochen Vanhoudt samen met zijn partner kijken naar een concert van popster Madonna maar nu is het ongenoegen groot. Voor de derde keer op rij kan het koppel zijn tickets weggooien want Madonna cancelt show na show. “We hebben nog kaartjes voor Parijs maar we durven niet meer gaan”, klinkt het.
“Het concert in Londen waar we tickets voor hadden en ook het vliegtuig en het hotel voor geboekt hadden, werd opnieuw gecanceld. Ook hier in Lissabon, we hebben een hele dag stress gehad maar we hoorden niets. We dachten dat het nog zou doorgaan, ondanks de pijn in de knie waar Madonna blijkbaar tijdens andere concerten op wees. We stonden al in de wachtrij aan de zaal, samen met honderden andere fans, toen de mededeling werd opgehangen dat de show gecanceld werd.”
Het koppel dat nog tickets heeft voor enkele Parijse concerten durft niets meer te boeken. “We hebben gewoon schrik om nog een thalys of hotel te boeken. Het ongenoegen onder de fans is echt aan het groeien. Sowieso is Madonna altijd te laat en start ze haar concerten rond 23 uur of middernacht. Tegenwoordig mag je dan je gsm niet meer bij de hand hebben want ze wil niet gefilmd worden. Dan sta je daar wel lang te wachten.”
“We hopen nu gewoon dat Madonna de hele tour annuleert, dat ze zich laat behandelen en dat ze daarna de tour herbegint.”
Jochen Vanhoudt has seen Madonna together with his partner in concert over 50 times, but now their joy of seeing her is gone. For the third time in a row the show they booked tickets for has been cancelled. “We still have tickets for Paris but we don’t dare traveling there anymore”.
Jochen and his husband are huge fans, they’ve seen the diva over 50 times and always attend the opening shows of her tours. That’s what they planned this time. “We booked tickets for New York, plane, hotel and the show. Two weeks prior to the show we heard the date was cancelled. Our entire trip down the drain, so we chose not to got at all”, the couple tells us from Lisbon, where the planned Sunday night show was cancelled too.
“The show we planned in London and had booked plane and hotel for was cancelled too. Same thing here in Lisbon, we were in stress all day long but heard nothing. We thought the show was a go despite the knee pain Madonna has been referring to. We were queuing in front of the venue, together with hundreds of other fans when the staff put up the cancellation notice.”
The couple that still have tickets for a show in Paris are afraid to book any more trips or hotels. “We just don’t want to take the risk anymore of booking the Thalys or a hotel. The fans are getting fed up with this. Madonna is known for her lateness and starts her shows around 23.00 or close to midnight. Nowadays you also can’t take your phone with you because she doesn’t want to be filmed. Such a wait takes quite a long time.”
“We are hoping that Madonna will cancel the remaining dates, takes care of herself and will perform later once she’s ready.”
We regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to perform this evening. The Madame X concert scheduled for tonight, January 19 at the Lisbon at The Lisbon Coliseum is cancelled.Refunds should be requested at the outlet where the ticket was bought from 21st january at 1pm. The tickets bought online (bol.pt, coliseu.pt and everythingisnew.pt) will be notified by e-mail. The Hotel Packages purchasers will be contacted by Event Travel.We regret the disappointment to fans.
Everything is New
Unfortunately word has reached us that tonight’s show has been cancelled, no further info at the moment. Staff of the venue has been handing out information on the cancellation through a letter and are now putting up posters to inform tonight’s visitors.
A doctor was seen entering the venue before Madonna started the show. The show started around 22.40. Sofia Boutella (actress and former M dancer) was the night’s beer bitch and was kept kind of short because they were interrupted by ‘Extreme Occident’. This time Madonna sat on a chair during the polaroid moment as she can’t be on her knees anymore. The polaroid camera didn’t work, so a dancer came back with a second camera. She once again removed the eye patch for the photo. She wore new shoes again and she wore no scarf during ‘Come Alive’.
She had a drink with Dino after ‘Saudade’, she took a port shot too. She appeared to be in a really good mood and even called the audience the good old nickname ‘motherfuckers’. They filmed Madonna making her way out of the theater during ‘I Rise’. She looked like she was enjoying the moment but at the same time happy for it to be over.
On top of it all her vocals were very strong and fans called it the best show yet, despite her obviously being in pain and going against doctor’s orders.
Thanks to Fred and Dave
While waiting for tonight’s show our team member Fred met up with dancer Marvin Gofin.
Stay tuned for updates on tonight’s show when available