With her best album since Music, which didn’t do much on the charts, to promote, and her Live Nation $120 Million deal up for renewal in 2017(note to Live Nation: IDIOTS), Madonna has so much riding on this 62 date tour which opens Wednesday and now consider this: not a single one of her 21 US date is sold out. The best album, Rebel Heart, has sold 650,000 copies worldwide. “Bitch, I’m Madonna” has been streamed 14 million times on Spotify. For an artist of Madonna’s caliber, with an album this great? Whoops.
She deserved better, both “Joan Of Arc” and “Ghost Town” deserved to put her back on top.
But the live shows is a different matter. I’ve never been crazy about Madonna on tour but going on stage at 11pm, and performing atrocious new versions of old songs and deep album cuts, with a bad attitude when not lecturing us about politics? She was terrible in 2012.
I never understood why she would follow a mainstream pop album with a left of center art show that chased everybody away. Chased the adults with jobs, chased the teens and kids, chased popsters and hipsters, and only left the diehards. It is hard to maintain a huge following with only the diehards coming to your concerts.
The result has been predictable, according to the New York Post (here), the 2008 “Sticky And sweet Tour” made $408M, the 2012 “Sticky And Sweet” tour $305 Million.
I’ve read good things about this tour, if she plays it straight, plays the hits plus choice cuts off rebel heart, if she gets on stage at 9pm and performs 120 minutes of great dance pop, word of mouth will instantaneously sell out the tour. But if she gives us more of MDMA, art pop self flagellation and audience hatred, forget it. And if this tour loses another 25%, expect big problems.
something he learned from his legendary uncle
how little this list has in common with the prior ones
a disquieted sadness permeates
Someday they will match TM and AEG as one of the big three
The 2021 “Legends Of Vinyl’s “Gala Awards Night” New York DJs and Artists Hall Of Fame, Tuesday, September 14th, Reviewed
we will pass, disco will live on with lov
¿No preferirías tener el modelo de este año?
play around with the different stems
Live Review: SohoJohnny Presents The Let Me Help, Inc 9/11 Fashion and Music Celebrity Benefit Gala Concert @Rumi Event Space 9/11/21
The star studded, Red Carpet Let Me Help, Inc benefit was a celebration of New York City fashion week, as well as a tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
it isn’t in the same league as The Beatles Top Five in 1964
‘his friend got it & became impotent’