Cirque de Soleil is working with Madonna again for her upcoming MDNA World Tour, therefore it is not a big surprise that, after the collaboration for the Super Bowl, Moment Factory is currently working on Madonna tour.
Obviously they cannot disclose any detail, but Julie Armstrong-Boileau, Moment Factory’s head of communication and branding, told Canoe that they are "all glad to continue a strong collaboration with Madonna. We can't give any details and must keep everything a secret for the opening show in Tel Aviv."
"Madonna has very high standards," explains Éric Fournier, executive producer at Moment Factory. "She works very hard and understands exactly how it all works on stage."
Fanny Pak are choreographing Madonna's MDNA World Tour to start on May 31 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The seven member contemporary, hip-hop and jazz trained dance crew from Los Angeles choreographed and performed Madonna's Girl Gone Wild at this week's America’s Best Dance Crew.
BREAKING NEWS - The highly anticipated opening of Madonna's MDNA Tour is now planned for Thursday, May 31st at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, two days later than previously scheduled due to production delays. The change in the opening date was announced today by promoters Live Nation and Shuki Weiss. All tickets dated May 29th will be honored at the rescheduled May 31st event.
The Material Girl has already announced 76 concert dates in arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sites throughout Europe and North America with confirmed sales of over 1.4 million tickets to date. The MDNA tour which has already sold out in Berlin (2 shows sold out), Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Istanbul (45,000 tickets sold) as well as Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Quebec City (70,000 tickets), New York's Yankee Stadium (73,000 tickets over 2 shows), Washington DC and the Staples Center in LA has recently announced additional concert dates in Mexico and South America which will be followed by a visit to Australia where Madonna has not performed in 20 years.
Along with state of the art technical components including the largest video screens ever created, Madonna, her band and her dancers are expected to reach above and beyond her Super Bowl performance where she performed to an audience of over 112 million people around the world, the highest number of viewers in Super Bowl history.
Madonna's latest studio recording "MDNA" debuted on iTunes at the #1 spot in over 40 countries. Her newest single "Girl Gone Wild" is #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart - her 42nd time in the top slot. She remains the artist with the most #1 songs in the chart's 35-year history. MDNA has received glowing reviews including USA Today which commented, "Madonna's MDNA is rocking and revelatory... her most personal effort to date.
"The woman is pop's most durable alpha female, coolly courting fascination and controversy on her own terms." Added The Sun in the UK, "The album should be the spine of an incredible live show - just what her army of followers will want to hear."
The MDNA Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and presented locally in association with Shuki Weiss.
Christopher Ciccone revealed that he and his sister, Madonna, are finally on good terms and are back in contact.
"I sent her an email saying I really like the Girl Gone Wild video and she looked great," Christopher told E! Online. "It is really nice not to have that negativity hanging over our relationship anymore."
Christoper confessed that they exchanged emails last week. "I came across a choreographer I thought might be good for her. She is checking him out."
"We are past the dark days," Christopher added.
Madonna wanted Adele to join her on stage during her Super Bowl performance, she confessed to ITV1's Daybreak and Lorraine, to be aired tomorrow, April 20.
"She's cool," Madonna told ITV1 about Adele. "I wanted her to be in the Super Bowl with me, but I think she was having her throat problem or throat operation or something so..."
When asked if she would like to work with Adele, Madonna replied: ''Yes, I would love to. I would love to meet her, I think she's brilliant, I love her."
Madonna is instead unawared or The One Direction.
Madonna's highly anticipated MDNA tour will return to Mexico and South America, it was announced today by Live Nation, OCESA and Time For Fun. Following the European and North American legs of her MDNA Tour, the Material Girl has confirmed performances in Mexico City, Mexico; Medellin, Colombia; Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre, Brazil as well as Santiago, Chile. Tickets for these newly announced dates will go on sale starting April 25th.
The Madonna MDNA World Tour begins May 29th 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel will stop in 26 European cities before starting in North America in August. The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights. Following her return visit to Mexico and South America, Madonna will visit Australia where she has not performed in 20 years.
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After being invited to give her choice as part of HMV's "My Inspiration" campaign, Madonna cited the line "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine", which Patti Smith added to Gloria originally written by Van Morris and recorded by Them, as her key inspiration. The almost six-minute version of Gloria is featured on Smith's 1975 debut Horses.
Madonna has long been known for her references to religion throughout her work and her friendship with Patti Smith recently made the headlines.
Madonna was the the 300th artist to take part to the HMV campaign that began in 2006 when David Bowie selected a line from Syd Barrett's song Gigolo Aunt. Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga are among the other names to have taken part.
HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "We've been honoured to have some truly legendary artists take part in recent years, but we're particularly proud and thrilled that Madonna has agreed to participate to celebrate our 300th landmark.
"Naturally we were really intrigued to learn her choice, but should have guessed that, in Patti Smith, she'd go for another artist who has rewritten the rules and, in Gloria, a song that makes a powerful statement."
Madonna has a second fragrance for men, a companion to Truth or Dare, in the works and it is due out "sometime next year," Madonna revealed to WWD.
"I think it would be good to do a men’s fragrance, as well," said Madonna. "My daughter thinks so. She wants to wear it. She likes to wear men’s cologne — don’t ask me why.”
"I love musk and amber and woody kind of fragrances on men. I love the smell of whiskey — we should make a men’s cologne that smells like whiskey. I can’t drink it, it’s too strong, but it smells amazing — a really good old whiskey."
After designing costumes for Madonna's sucessful Super Bowl Half Time Show, Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy is now working on her MDNA World Tour.
"I worship and adore [Jean Paul Gaultier]. He’s creating one of my costumes, and kind of godfathering the costumes for a section of my show, with all my dancers. I’m really happy he’s doing it, because he’s such a genius," Madonna told WWD during an interview after the Macy’s appearance. "And I’ll probably wear something that Riccardo [Tisci] from Givenchy makes. But the rest of it is going to be what my costume designer Arianne Phillips creates with me."
"It’s crunch time for me getting my show ready, so after this I have to go back to the dungeon,” Madonna told WWD. "I call it the dungeon, where we work. In a room with no light. It’s kind of our factory, but I have a lot of work to do."
Madonna also talked about the Super Bowl show and called it "one of my most favorite and most treasured performing experiences, for sure. That was amazing." But next time she may opt for flats instead of heels: "The dance that LMFAO does, the shuffle, was really hard to do in heels. I have to say, I would prefer to do the shuffle in sneakers. If you want to drop it like it’s hot, it’s good to wear flats, because then your booty gets really close to the floor, but then there are things you can do in heels that you can’t do in sneakers."