After the sheer horror of the 2012 tour making me swear to never see another Madonna show (here), she is on the verge of releasing what amounts to an amazing return to form with the 25 song Rebel Heart and I am looking longingly at that September 16th, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. A Wednesday. I know it is probably gonna be an expensive piece of crap, with her waddling on stage at 11pm, and doing one lousy set piece after another before re-arranging “Like A Virgin” so it sounds like a dirge.
But still… that “Rebel Heart” is a goodie for sure.
Here is the Press Release, decide for yourself and with no Stadium gig it will be a tough tix.
Madonna’s 35 City ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour Announced For North America And Europe
Tour Kicks Off In Miami August 29th in Support of “Rebel Heart” Album
Additional Concert Dates To Be Added In Australia And Asia
New York, NY – March 2nd, 2015 – The list of Madonna concert dates for her highly anticipated 35-city ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour were officially announced today by Live Nation with the opening night scheduled for August 29th in Miami, Florida. Additional performances to follow include New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Vancouver, Montreal and several other cities including San Juan, Puerto Rico. Following the North American leg of the Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna will begin the UK/European series of dates on November 4th in Koln, Germany with stops in major cities including Barcelona, London, Paris and Glasgow amongst others. A complete list of tour dates follow this release. Tickets for The Rebel Heart Tour go on sale starting Monday, March 9th. Additional tour dates for Asia and Australia are expected to be announced soon. The Rebel Heart Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.
“Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists in history – her shows are legendary and we are thrilled to have her going back on tour,” Arthur Fogel, President – Global Touring and Chairman – Global Music.
The “Rebel Heart” Tour follows the March 9th release of Madonna’s Rebel Heart album on Interscope Records (Germany and Japan March 6; Europe/UK March 9; North America March 10). Rave reviews for Madonna’s 13th studio album include: The Sun (UK): “The Queen of Pop will reign again – Madonna is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career.” NY Times: “They won’t experience the celebrity of Madonna the fashion statement but the Madonna who has kept us listening for decades: Madonna the musician”.
Following Madonna’s stunning performance on the Grammys, three songs from Rebel Heart topped the Global iTunes Chart. The multi-Grammy winner’s current single “Living For Love” is at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts – her 44th time at the top spot. Madonna also recently performed on The Brits in London and is scheduled to appear and perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US for the entire week of March 16th. Other global TV performances include France’s Le Grand Journal on March 2nd, Italy’s ITV on Sunday March 8th, an interview on The Today Show on March 9th and 10th and a performance and interview on the Jonathan Ross ITV UK Special airing March 14th.
Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna’s reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for itself. The 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet tour is the highest grossing tour of all time for a solo artist and the 2012 MDNA tour was the most successful tour of that year.
General Sales for Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour will go on sale starting Monday, March 9, 2015. From March 9th – March 30th every North American ticket purchased online will come with an exclusive digital download of the SUPER DELUXE version of “Rebel Heart” which includes 6 bonus tracks (including 4 previously unreleased studio tracks).
Icon is Madonna’s official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages starting March 3, 2015. Fans may purchase an “Icon Live Pass” today, which gives them access not only to ticket & VIP Package pre-sales, but also a free membership to Icon, the official Madonna fan club, access to a tour devoted forum and an exclusive tour gift. Fans who are already registered simply need to upgrade their account with the Icon Live Pass on Madonna.com.
Citi is the official card of Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour. For concerts in the United States and Paris, France, Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning Wednesday, March 4 (10am) through Friday, March 6 (4pm) for applicable concerts going on sale to the general public on Monday, March 9; and a presale beginning Wednesday, March 11 (10am) through Friday, March 13th (5pm) for applicable concerts in the United States going on sale to the general public on Monday, March 16. For concerts in the United Kingdom, Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning Wednesday, March 11 (10am) through Friday, March 13 (4pm) for applicable concerts going on sale to the general public on Monday, March 16. For complete presale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com
REBEL HEART WORLD TOUR 2015
NORTH AMERICA / PUERTO RICO:
Date / City / Venue
Aug. 29 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena – On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 5 – San Juan, PR – Coliseo de Puerto Rico – On sale Mar. 21
Sept. 9 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre – On Sale Mar. 14
Sept. 12 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center – On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center – On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center – On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center – On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 1 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 3 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall – On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 5 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre – On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center – On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 11 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place – On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 17 – Portland, OR – MODA Center – On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 19 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose – On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 22 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena – On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, CA Forum – On Sale Mar. 16
EUROPE / UK:
Nov. 4 – Koln, Germany – Lanxess Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Nov. 7 – Prague, CZ – O2 Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Nov. 10 – Berlin,Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena (02 World) – On Sale Mar. 16
Nov. 14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele 2 Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Nov. 17 – Herning, Denmark – Jyske Bank Boxen – On Sale Mar. 9
Nov. 21 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour – On Sale Mar. 16
Nov. 24 – Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi – On Sale Mar. 16
Nov. 28 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis – On Sale Mar. 9
Dec. 1 – London, UK – O2 Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Dec. 5 – Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome – On Sale Mar. 9
Dec. 9 – Paris, France – Bercy – On Sale Mar. 9
Dec. 14 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Dec. 16 – Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena – On Sale Mar. 16
Dec. 20 – Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro – On Sale Mar. 16
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7)
Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers
its own glammy road not travelled
“This was his best performance ever.”
his best song since “I Will See You In Far Off Places”
expected series of punk veterans
I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6)
an almost indefinable purity