Madonna’s MADAME X TOUR is underway in the US and the rave reviews have been rolling in 🔥
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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 A single with an exceptional video directed by Jonas Akerlund only to be withdrawn moments after its release as Madonna felt it was poor taste due to the ongoing war.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.
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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 email@example.com and include your order # or call BroadwaySF at 888 746 1799. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Madonna has officially kicked off her Madame X Tour with a series of performances at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn.
The tour, which features Madonna taking a break from the arenas and stadiums she usually performs in, to instead, provide more intimate performances for her fans, will continue at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House until Mid-October when she heads to Chicago Theatre.
Other venues to be featured on the tour include The Wiltern in Los Angeles; the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco; the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; The Boch Center at Wang Theatre in Boston; The Met Philadelphia in Philly; and will finally close out its North American leg at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami.
Then, early next year, Madge heads across the pond for more shows in London, Paris, and Lisbon.
The tour features Madonna, in her noirish Madame X persona, along with the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras
The Madame X Tour is created and directed by a team led by Madonna, including Jamie King as Creative Producer and Megan Lawson as Co-Director and Lead Choreographer. Additional creative contribution and choreography by Damien Jalet, Costume Design by Eyob Yohannes and Set Design by Ric Lipson for Stufish Entertainment Architects.
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Dedicated to her darlings! Madonna does everything she can to keep her kids happy.
The Grammy winner, 61, opened up about moving to Lisbon, Portugal, in 2017 as a “soccer mom” at her Thursday, September 26, concert at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
In July 2018, the English Roses author opened up about her decision to relocate for her son David’s soccer skills, telling Vogue Italia, “Any woman who is a soccer mom could say it kind of requires you to have no life in a way, because things change from week to week and games change from weekend to weekend — sometimes they’re in the city, sometimes they’re not, and we would never know until Thursday night whether they’re on Saturday or Sunday, if at 12 or later.”
She went on to say, “It’s impossible to make plans, and then you feel like you’re not being fair to your other kids, or being fair to me!”
Madonna, who adopted David, 14, in 2006, also welcomed Mercy, 13, and twins Estere and Stelle, 7, to the family. They joined Lourdes, 22, and Rocco, 19, who the Michigan native shares with her ex Guy Ritchie.
Her youngest three children danced onstage at their mom’s Thursday concert, rocking out to “Human Nature,” “Crave” and “Like a Prayer.” Mercy, Estere and Stella’s older sister Lourdes made an appearance as well, dancing to “Frozen” in a sequined black leotard that showed off the Mercy tattoo on her upper inner arm.
When not dancing with their famous mom onstage, the family is transitioning well to life in Lisbon, the “Like a Virgin” singer said. “What’s amazing is how resilient they are and how they embraced all things, especially music, dance, soccer and sports — things that connect them to other people makes adaptation easier,” Madonna explained to Vogue Italia. “They learned to speak Portuguese through doing all those things with people, not by sitting in a classroom and learning in a didactic way, like writing on a chalkboard. Instead, it’s fun, it’s interactive.”
She’s trying to keep the youngest members of her brood from owning phones since she lost Lourdes and Rocco to their cells. “I made a mistake when I gave my older children phones when they were 13,” she told British Vogue in June. “It ended my relationship with them, really. Not completely, but it became a very, very big part of their lives. They became too inundated with imagery and started to compare themselves to other people, and that’s really bad for self-growth.”
With reporting by Gina Bacchiocchi
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Some U.K. press clippings of Madame X Tour opening night have been added to the press section of our Madame X Tour page!