With the Madame X concerts departing from the Brooklyn Academy of Music this weekend, we regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to reschedule the concert previously scheduled for Monday, October 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Refunds will be automatically issued to the credit card on which they were ordered.
Both tonight’s show (October 10) and Saturday’s show (October 12) at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House will proceed as scheduled.
Madonna, Bjork and Star Wars will all feature in a new exhibition on the kimono.
The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is planning its first major exhibition on the “ultimate symbol of Japan” and a “constantly evolving icon of fashion”.
Highlights will include the Alexander McQueen dress worn by Bjork on her Homogenic album cover.
It will also feature original Star Wars costumes modelled on the kimono, and the Jean Paul Gaultier ensemble which Madonna wore for her Nothing Really Matters video.
The Star Wars costume, a light brown robe of threadbare cloth, was worn by Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
More than 315 works will be featured in the exhibition, including kimonos especially made for the show.
Curators said Japan itself is enjoying a resurgence of interest in the garment.
Anna Jackson said: “From the sophisticated culture of 17th century Kyoto to the creativity of the contemporary catwalk, the kimono is unique in its aesthetic importance and cultural impact, giving it a fascinating place within the story of fashion.”
Rare 17th and 18th century kimonos will be displayed for the first time in the UK, alongside work by a new wave of contemporary designers and stylists.
Paintings, prints, film, dress accessories and other objects will also feature, as well as Oscar-winning costumes from the film Memoirs Of A Geisha.
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ShortStackRecords.com is reporting that Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack will be released on transparant tan vinyl on Record Store Day Black Friday November 29.
This soundtrack includes Madonna’s ‘Beautiful Stranger’ and it’s the first time the soundtrack will be released on vinyl.
For the collector’s among us there are now two records to hunt down!
This will be a limited edition of 4000 copies and includes the following tracklisting:
A.1 Tracy Young Pride Extended Remix
A.2 Kue Drops the Funk Remix
A.3 Daybreakers Remix
B.1 Thomas Gold Remix
B.2 DJLW Remix
B.3 Offer Nissim Remix
Source: Record Store Day
For all our Madonna movie collectors out there, we have added a new item to the ‘A Certain Sacrifice’ page in our Filmography.
This is a German promotional advance viewer’s timecoded VHS video for Madonna’s ‘film’ debut directed by Stephen Jon Lewicki. The promotional VHS is overdubbed, meaning it’s spoken in German from start to finish (and not by Madonna as you probably figured out). The film is by HVW-Focus-Film and reads ‘pressekassette’
The video comes with a folded ‘Muster’ sample video cover of the upcoming homevideo release.
Check it out HERE
There are some more Xs on Madonna’s 2019 “Madame X” tour calendar.
The 61-year-old pop icon announced she will postpone Monday night’s Brooklyn Academy of Music residency show after sustaining a knee injury.
“Unfortunately, Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ concert this evening at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House is postponed,” the statement read. “Madonna is currently dealing with a knee injury and has been advised rest for the next three days to assist in her recovery.”
The “Madame X” tour dates slated for Thursday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 12, are expected to proceed as scheduled. No information about rescheduling the Oct. 7 show has been released.
Monday, October 7th. – Unfortunately, Madonna’s Madame X concert this evening at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House is postponed. Madonna is currently dealing with a knee injury and has been advised rest for the next three days to assist in her recovery.
Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets pending information on rescheduling.
The Madame X concerts this Thursday, October 10th and Saturday, October 12th are expected to proceed as scheduled.
We regret the inconvenience to fans. Thank you for understanding.
The first single off of Madonna’s American Life album was the title track. A single with an exceptional video directed by Jonas Akerlund only to be withdrawn moments after its release as Madonna felt it was poor taste due to the ongoing war. A new and not improved “flag” version was released and the general audience missed out on what is surely one of Madonna’s greatest music video’s ever.
Madonna has performed the track during the extensive promotional tour for the album and on the Re-Invention Tour in 2004. She dusted it off for her Tears of a Clown show in Miami and added it to the setlist of her current Madame X Tour.
In the discography we have collected 51 different pressings, check them all out HERE
We are not sure whether this is an error and price will be corrected or Amazon is just giving you a good deal on this record.
Want to pre-order? Click HERE
Thanks to Sandro Löbelt
Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ residency in New York: a colourful riot of rebellion, politics, and high camp theatrics
The queen of pop’s intimate Brooklyn residency is powerful, empowering, stunning – and one of the best gigs of the year
Madonna has always done what she wants. Roll around the VMAs stage in a wedding dress? Of course. Forego a traditional record deal and sign up with a promoter instead? Sure thing. Skip merrily from sound to sound, even when people tell her she’s “too old” to make whatever genre she dabbles in next? Absolutely. So when Madonna decides to not put herself out on a typical tour – a different arena every night, the whole thing done and dusted in a matter of weeks – you go right ahead and book her residencies in different venues across the globe, allowing her to perform for weeks on end, in one location, in rooms far smaller than anyone in 2019 has any legal right to witness her in.
Pop’s most rebellious star does just as she pleases during the first round of the ‘Madame X’ world tour at the plush Howard Gilman Opera House too. You might expect the world’s biggest pop stars to have their audience out the door by 11pm but, by the time the clock strikes that hour in Brooklyn, Madonna’s only just come on stage. Not that anyone minds – there are a few outbursts of impatient claps and cheers in the time leading up to her arrival but the overriding atmosphere in the venue is one of pure excitement as people – in their finest gowns, tuxes, and vintage Madonna merch – sip wine from plastic beakers and hover in the select zones were phone use is allowed (all mobiles are locked in pouches for the entirety of the show).
The late start is immediately worth it. The show is a mind-blowing riot of theatrics and powerful political messaging, opening with a quote from James Baldwin being banged out onto a screen laid over the stage by a silhouetted woman at a typewriter. Each key press thuds like a gunshot and is accompanied by a dancer jerking and flinching as if he’s been hit by a bullet. “Artists are here to disturb the peace” the message ends before the queen of pop emerges and launches straight into the autotune-heavy anti-gun anthem ‘God Control’.
Later, a man wearing a gas mask sits down to play a piano, from the top of which Madonna is dragged by two dancers dressed as truncheon-waving policemen while she screams “Death to the patriarchy!” Women’s rights are a constant theme throughout the show, from the moment she’s joined on stage by a host of women – including daughters Stella, Estere and Mercy James – to chant “I’m not your bitch” to her, changing the lyrics of ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ to “I’m not keeping my baby”.
The ‘Madame X’ residency is not only intimate in size (tonight’s venue holds just over 2,000 people): it also allows its host to put on a show that feels more personal than your typical arena fare. There are moments when fans crowd down to the front of the stage for prolonged chats with the star, although they sometimes come away with their egos bruised. When she invites anyone with cash to come to the front and bid on a Polaroid selfie, one fan is admonished for trying to hand over $1500 in $50 bills and for stepping up onto her stage uninvited. Towards the end of the show, she takes a seat in the audience and grills another spectator on their life, responding to their suggestion she take their LinkedIn handle with a drawled, “I don’t use the internet to meet people”.
She gets the crowd to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to young musician Gaspar Varela, speaks lovingly and at length about her time in Lisbon, and generally does her best to educate her audience on Fado and other traditional music she’s drawn from. At one point, she’s joined by Orquestra Batukadeiras, a group of female Batuque musicians from Cabo Verde, whom she sits amongst to help tap out a percussive song. She later points out the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde watching from up high and keeps admiringly referring to him for the rest of the show.
As much as Madonna might do what she wants, she also recognises the need to crowd-please at least some of the time. As such, the setlist is littered with some of her biggest songs – an a cappella verse of ‘Express Yourself’ here, an early rousing rendition of ‘Vogue’ there. It’s ‘Like A Prayer’ that provides one of the most joyous moments of the night, though, transforming the opera house into Madonna’s own church. Moments later, she’s in the aisle, marching towards the exit as a defiant version of ‘I Rise’ brings the night full circle.
‘I Don’t Search I Find’
‘Papa Don’t Preach’
‘Killers Who Are Partying’
‘La Isla Bonita’
‘Like A Prayer’
Friday, October 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release. – With highly specialized production elements, Madonna’s Madame X Tour date originally slated for Tuesday, October 15th at the Chicago Theatre will now be rescheduled to Monday, October 28th becoming the last date in the 7-show run in this city. There is no change to the performances scheduled for October 16, 17, 21, 23, 24 and 27.
Tickets for the October 15th performance will be honored at the October 28th event. Refunds if required will available via the original ticket purchase link accessed either via desktop or mobile.
Also, the show originally slated for Thursday, October 31st at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco will be rescheduled to Tuesday, November 5th. There is no change to the performances scheduled for November 2 and 4.
Patrons who purchased for the originally scheduled October 31st event will receive tickets with the new performance date of Tuesday, November 5th. Fans who are unable to attend the November 5th performance and prefer a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your order # or call BroadwaySF at 888 746 1799. We apologize for any inconvenience.