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News Archive: April 2006
Coachella setlist
Posted: 30 April 2006

Here is the setlist for Madonna's performance at Coachella today:

Hung Up
Get Together
I Love New York
Ray Of Light
Let It Will Be

Coachella Festival Madonna tshirt
Posted: 30 April 2006 - Thanks to ROBERTBOYRACER

Here's the first look at the limited edition tshirts produced to celebrate Madonna's performance at the Coachella Festival today. Below is one of two designs available.

Unreleased Madonna songs update
Posted: 30 April 2006

Bruce Baron has contacted madonnalicious to tell fans about the extensive updates he has made to the Unreleased Madonna Songs listing at Wikipedia greatly expanding the entries, the links, credit details and descriptions.

Featured highlights for your reference in this update are....
1) The documented evidence of Madonna as being the sole author of 'Physical Attraction' almost two years before Reggie Lucas was unexplainably assigned that claim.
2) Expanded descriptions and partial lyrics to unreleased songs like 'We Live In A House', 'Warning Signs', 'Shame', 'Jitterbug' and many others taken from my original year 2000 notes from my visit to the US Copyright office.
3) The full track listing to the 'Rain' album (as titled by the US copyright office) with song titles plus dates and song length (where available) taken from the notes of my visual inspection of the actual copyright tapes submitted by Shep Pettibone.
4) The documented evidence that 'Everybody' was originally a co-write with Stephen Bray.
5) The documented alternate title name for the 'Wonderland' TV Theme which is also the Italian word for 'Airy'.
6) The Arabic language female voice sampled in 'Erotica' and 'The Beast Within' is not Islamic in nature as most fans believe.

Visit the site at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreleased_Madonna_Songs

Lorenzo Agius on Madonna
Posted: 30 April 2006 - Thanks to Felicity

Lorenzo Agius, the photographer of the Ladies Home Journal shoot, was interviewed in the UK Telegraph Magazine and he had this to say about working with Madonna last year:

I wanted to do something that wasn't typical. Something more traditional. We ended up shooting in a prop house in west London. I was quite surprised, she really needed guidance. I suppose we were going for something that she hadn't done before. She couldn't just go crazy and ham it up to music.

Dita Von Teese on Madonna the style icon
Posted: 30 April 2006 - Thanks to Dylan

In an interview with Factio Magazine, Dita Von Teese is aked What women and men (from which city worldwide) have great style and why?

The men that have the best personal style are John Galliano, Zac Posen, Hamish Bowles, and my husband, of course. I love a man who dresses UP! The women whose style I admire are Madonna and Marlene Dietrich. There are lots of women that always look terrific, but I think there are very few celebrities that actually have a signature personal style. Most of them are wearing what their stylist recommends.
Marlene Dietrich was a complete individual who broke new ground with the outfits she chose, and she showed women how to look glamourous in pants. And Madonna is the only true style icon of our time, and likely one of the few female entertainers people will remember from our time 100 years from now.

Horsens, Denmark sales news
Posted: 29 April 2006 - Thanks to Christina and Lonni

The Horsens, Denmark date went on sale this morning and the official ticket website www.billetlugen.dk crashed 15 minutes before the sales started. The phonelines were equally busy - it was considered 'sold out' within 2 hours 30 minutes.
The best chance people had of buying tickets were those camping out at selected Fonas music stores or at the actual Horsens Forum - below is a picture of fans camping outside the Forum (from BT newspaper).

Sorry cover version by Swivel
Posted: 29 April 2006 - Thanks to Eddie Robinson

Fellow Coachella performers Swivel have recorded an acoustic cover version of Madonna's Sorry - check out the post at www.stereogum.com for the download link and check out more about the band at myspace.com/introducingswivel.

German press on the ticket sales
Posted: 29 April 2006 - Thanks to Kirsten

Here is a selection of articles from the German press today about the Confessions Tour ticket sales yesterday - click to enlarge.


UK TV: A League Of Their Own
Posted: 29 April 2006 - Thanks to Jennieh1980

Fans in the UK can catch Madonna's performance as All The Way Mae in the 1992 film A League Of Their Own on Channel 5 today (Saturday 29 April) at 5:30pm.

Going to Coachella?
Posted: 28 April 2006

madonnalicious is after fans who are seeing Madonna at the Coachella Festival this weekend, if you have any media, pictures or reviews from the show to share with fellow fans then please contact us at madonnalicious@gmail.com

Denmark tickets onsale tomorrow
Posted: 28 April 2006 - Thanks to Torben

A reminder for fans after Denmark tour tickets - they go onsale tomorrow morning (Saturday 29 April) at 9:30am - for details on how to buy tickets visit the madonnalicious tour page. Here's a look at what the tickets will look like:

Vote: Which tour are you most excited about?
Posted: 28 April 2006 - Thanks to SS

Entertainment Weekly are running an online poll asking the question: Which summer tour or festival would you be most excited to see? - to vote for Madonna visit www.ew.com (scroll down the page to vote).

German dates sell out within one hour
Posted: 28 April 2006 - Thanks to Maddiboy23 and Sven

Madonna's two tour dates in Germany, in Dusseldorf and Hannover both sold out within one hour when tickets went on sale this morning.

No live webcast for Madonna at Coachella yet
Posted: 28 April 2006 - Thanks to Andy

The live webcast schedule for the Coachella Festival has been published and unfortunately for all us fans Madonna's performance is NOT on the webcast schedule published.
The site states that the schedule is subject to change and more artists may be added so keep checking at www.blueroom.att.com/events/schedule

Bonus features on I'm Going To Tell You A Secret
Posted: 27 April 2006

Warners have finally confirmed that fans can look forward to some bonus features on the DVD release of I'm Going To Tell You A Secret.

The DVD will include the Director's Cut of the American Life video and some previously unseen footage shot for the documentary and more....

The bonus live CD that will come with the DVD will also be available as a Digital Music Download, and is now listed with a release date of Tuesday 13 June.

It is stated that rhe songs featured on the CD were all recorded live during the Re-Invention tour and are as follows:

01 - The Beast Within
02 - Vogue
03 - Nobody Knows Me
04 - American Life
05 - I Love New York (Rock Demo Version)
06 - Hollywood (Remix)
07 - Die Another Day
08 - Lament
09 - Like A Prayer
10 - Mother And Father
11 - Susan MacLeod/Into The Groove Medley
12 - Music
13 - Holiday
14 - Imagine

Coachella lineup schedule
Posted: 27 April 2006 - Thanks to Richard

Coachella have published the schedule lineup for the festival.
Madonna will be in the Sahara Tent on Sunday 30 April from 8:10pm-9:00pm, and interestingly the festival organisers have chosen not to schedule another artist/band at the stage time as Madonna on the main stage! To view the full schedule visit www.coachella.com/06times

Vote for Get Together in Canada
Posted: 27 April 2006 - Thanks to Pascal

With news that Get Together will be Madonna's third single off Confessions On A Dance Floor some radio stations and music channels have started to play the song.
It is now available to vote for in Canada on www.ckoi.com/6a6.php

German tickets onsale tomorrow
Posted: 27 April 2006 - Thanks to Cedric and Holger

A reminder for fans in Germany that tickets go onsale tomorrow for the Dusseldorf and Hannover dates tomorrow at 9:00am. Check the tour page for more information.
Please note there is now a two-ticket limit per person for the German dates.

The Hannover Neue Presse published this story about the sale tomorrow.

Greece for the Confessions Tour?
Posted: 27 April 2006 - Thanks to Akis and alx

www.mad.tv are reporting that Madonna's Confessions Tour will make a stop in Athens, Greece on Tuesday 12 September.
Of course there has been no official confirmation yet from Madonna's team and this may just be yet another rumour.

Confessions Tour Rome ticket
Posted: 27 April 2006 - Thanks to Isabella

Here's a look at a ticket for the Rome date of Madonna's Confessions Tour.

Get Together confirmed as third single
Posted: 26 April 2006 - Thanks to Daniel

Madonna's official website have confirmed the news we brought you awhile ago - that the third single of Confessions On A Dance Floor will be Get Together:

Us, at Madonna.com, are happy to confirm that the third single to be taken from Madonna's Confessions On A Dance Floor album is Get Together! The official release date for this new single is to be announced very soon.
The maxi-single will includes remixes by Jacques Lu Cont, Danny Howells, Tiefschwarz and James Holden.

Note the HMV website listed the release date in the UK as Monday 29 May - although this is subject to change....but it would be a great start to the tour!

Vote: Is Madonna better off blonde?
Posted: 26 April 2006 - Thanks to Kelly at AOL Music

Is Madonna better off blonde? Fans can vote now on AOL Music on whether or not you prefer Madonna as a blonde or non-blonde - to vote visit music.aol.com

Tracklisting for I'm Going To Tell You A Secret
Posted: 25 April 2006 - Thanks to Randy

Online music retailer Border Line Music Store have published a tracklisting for the live audio CD that comes with the tour documentary DVD of I'm Going To Tell You A Secret. The information has been provided by Warner Brothers, and some tour tracks are missing on the audio CD - check it out at www.borderlinemusic.com

Note that it now states that the audio CD contains live tracks from the Re-Invention tour and tracks from the documentary - which means we get the documentary version of I Love New York - it is listed as the 'rock demo version'.

More Donna De Lory news
Posted: 25 April 2006 - Thanks to Chris and Paul

Fans of Madonna's long time backing singer Donna DeLory's solo work will be pleased to know that www.donnadelory.net will soon be posting exclusive video, as well as pictures taken at Donna's studio session at Mac Quayles house on Sunday 23 April.

Until then we have an exclusive photo taken of Donna and her assistant Paul Yanez 2 days ago. Donna is currently rehearsing for Madonna and completing work on her new solo album.

Capital Gold's All-Time Top 500 Albums Chart
Posted: 25 April 2006 - Thanks to Mario Vella

The Queen Of Pop reigns supreme as the most-successful female solo artist in Capital Gold's All-Time Top 500 Albums Chart as verified by the UK's official chart company.

The chart, based on UK chart positions and the numbers of week spent in the UK Top 75 album chart, was played out in full on Easter Bank Holiday Monday April 17.

Scoring a whopping seven entries, Madonna's highest position was number 27 with 1984 album 'Like A Virgin'. To see which of her albums made it into the Top 500 (you may be surprised) and to see the full chart, go to www.capitalgold.com/top500albums

Middle East TV: I'm Going To Tell You A Secret
Posted: 25 April 2006 - Thanks to Armen and Rayan

Fans in the Middle East can catch Madonna's tour documentary on mbc4 at 10:00pm (KSA) on Wednesday 26 April - for more information visit www.mbc4.com

ICON pre-sales tomorrow
Posted: 24 April 2006

A reminder for ICON fanclub members that there are three more Confessions Tour fanclub pre-sales starting tomorrow (Tuesday 25 April) at 10:00am (local time):

Sunday 20 August - Dusseldorf, Germany
Tuesday 22 August - Hannover, Germany
Thursday 24 August - Horsens, Denmark

For more information and the terms and conditions visit www.iconmadonna.com

Site News: Latest Pictures and Downloads
Posted: 24 April 2006

80 pictures have been uploaded to the galleries, you can view these pictures here.

The madonnalicious downloads page is now up and running again, and we will be adding more files to it over the next week.

Picture from rehearsal venue *Spoiler*
Posted: 24 April 2006 - Thanks to val1112

Tour costume designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier, made a visit to the Confessions Tour rehearsals and was snapped with two of the dancers.
Take a look at the background of the picture and you will see a prop crucifix that will be used during the show - to view the picture click here.

Evita shoes exhibited in Paris
Posted: 24 April 2006 - Thanks to MER * GIRL

An exhibition entitled Los Angeles Fashion is currently running at Galeries Lafayette in Paris (until Saturday 29 April). For more information visit galerieslafayette.com

The display is about Hollywood fashion, and some Ferregamo shoes worn by Madonna during Evita are featured in the exhibition.

Confessions.... remix reactions
Posted: 24 April 2006

madonnalicious visitor David heard some remixes in some Washington DC clubs:

This past weekend was The Cherry Circuit Party here in Washington, DC. On Friday 21 April, Manny Lehman was spinning at the opening party at Apex and he played an amazing remix of 'Jump' - the crowd went crazy and sang along with the song.
On Saturday 22 April, Peter Raulhofer played the main event at the 9:30 club. He played 'Jump' and 'Get Together' both were amazing and very funky remixes, and the crowd loved them both.

Vote for Sorry in Canada
Posted: 24 April 2006 - Thanks to Pascal

madonnalicious visitor Pascal is asking for fans to vote for Sorry in Canada:

CHLC | www.chlc.com
CKOI | www.ckoi.com
Radio Énergie | www.radioenergie.com
Rock Détente | www.rockdetente.com
Much More Music | www.muchmoremusic.com
Musimax | www.musimax.com
Musique Plus | www.musiqueplus2.com

Hannover article and Germany tour posters
Posted: 24 April 2006 - Thanks to Jens and Maddiboy23

Here is an article from the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper about the forthcoming Confessions Tour show in Hannover.

And here are two more Confessions Tour posters for your collections.


UK TV: Swept Away
Posted: 23 April 2006 - Thanks to Emma

Fans in the UK can catch Madonna's starring role in the Guy Ritchie directed Swept Away when it airs tonight (Sunday 23 April) at 10:35pm on Channel 5.

Italian Press: Rome ticket sales
Posted: 23 April 2006

madonnalicious visitor Fabrizio was the first fan in the queue for Rome tickets and has sent in this scan from Italian newspaper Leggo telling his story and the story of the ticket sales chaos that day.

A chance to win Montreal tickets
Posted: 23 April 2006 - Thanks to Marco

All you have to do is confess....Just hit MADONNA@themix.com and confess.
Tell us something about you that nobody knows. Be sure to include your name and phone number.
CAT, LISA and THE SHERRIFF will read a different confession every morning at 7:45. If they read yours, you've got 9 minutes to call them at 7900-MIX and win MADONNA TICKETS.
True confessions for a month of MADONNA TICKETS, from DUMOULIN ELECTRONICS, DUMOULIN where you get all the good stuff for less, and today's best music MIX 96.

Check out www.themix.com for more information about the competition.

At last....I'm Going To Tell You A Secret DVD
Posted: 22 April 2006 - Thanks to Aaron, Jeff and Kyle

Madonna's official fanclub ICON have confrimed the release of Madonna's tour documentary I'm Going To Tell You A Secret on DVD in June!

Amazon.com have the DVD listed for a release date of Tuesday 06 June in the USA.

Los Angeles magazine Odyssey also reported that the DVD will come with a live bonus audio CD from the Re-Invention tour - and interestingly Amazon.com are listing an audio CD for I'm Going To Tell You A Secret!

Now all fans need is the Re-Invention tour to finally be released on DVD....

Germany pre-sale and general sale details
Posted: 21 April 2006 - Thanks to Dirk

Tickets for the two Madonna concerts in Germany are on sale from Friday 28 April 28th at 9:00am.
Tickets for the LTU Arena Düsseldorf date and AWD Arena Hannover date August 22 will exclusively be sold by CTS Eventim www.eventim.de. Limit 6 tickets per person.

ICON Fanclub members will get the early chance to buy tickets from Tuesday 25 April 25 until Thursday 27 April - details on www.iconmadonna.com (please remember you had to be a fanclub member prior to Sunday 02 April to take part in pre-sales).

Also if anyone can help madonnalicious find ticket prices for these two dates then please email us at madonnalicious@gmail.com

The business plan behind the Confessions Tour
Posted: 21 April 2006 - Thanks to markm

A really interesting article has been published about the business planning that was needed to bring you the Confessions Tour.

The article talks to tour promoter Arthur Fogel, and managers Guy Oseary and Angela Becker about how this tour was planned and why some venues were included this time around and others excluded.

To read this interesting article visit music.monstersandcritics.com

Rome tickets
Posted: 21 April 2006 - Thanks to Ilaria

Here is a look at some of the tickets to the Rome concert of the Confessions Tour.

Still looking for tickets? As of this morning madonnalicious visitor Lucas says: In the shops around Duomo square and in the Metropolitana Music Shop (Metro station in Duomo) there were still tickets for sale for the Rome concert (certain categories only).

Fans set up camp for Madonna tickets
Posted: 21 April 2006 - From icWales By Paul Maunder, South Wales Echo

Dozens of die-hard Madonna fans today braved miserable conditions to snap up the first tickets to see the Queen of Pop's Millennium Stadium concert.
Fans camped for hours outside the Ticketline office, in Westgate Street, and Cardiff International Arena on chairs and in sleeping bags to make sure they got their ticket to see the superstar.
The singer is expected to perform to more than 60,000 fans at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday, July 30 - one of only two venues on the UK leg of her Confessions World Tour.
It will be the first time she has ever played in Wales, with tickets for the concert selling for between £55 and £150.
Mother-of-two Rhiannadd James, 33, from Trowbridge, had camped outside Ticketline since 8pm yesterday to make sure she was first in the queue to snap up a ticket.
She said: 'I've been a Madonna fan since I first saw her on Top of the Pops when I was a kid. This will be the first time I'll have seen her in concert and I'm very excited. She's just phenomenal.'
Zoe Carlyon, 28, of Salisbury Road, Cathays, who joined the queue at midnight, said: 'I've been obsessed with Madonna since I first saw her on Top of the Pops when I was five-years-old.'
Dafydd Mott, 31, an antiques dealer from Constellation Street, Adamsdown, had been queuing since 2.:30am today to get tickets for him and his wife.
He said: 'I'm under orders from the wife to get the tickets. Madonna has a talent for reinventing herself and her music has changed with the times.'
Meanwhile Mark Collings, 26, from Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly, Sion Thomas, 19, from the Graig, Pontypridd, and Steven Edwards, 19, Llanbradach, arrived at the Cardiff International Arena at 5:00pm yesterday to make sure they were first in the queue to buy tickets.
Mr Collings said: 'Madonna is just amazing. All this rubbish about tickets being too expensive is a nonsense because you know what you're going to get, which is just an amazing event.'

Tour stage details and a missing song *Spoiler*
Posted: 20 April 2006

The stages arrived last weekend and tour rehearsals have now started on these.
There are two different stage layouts, depending on the size of the venue.
This may explain why some venue seating charts have a three catwalks, while others only have one catwalk. This is all due to venue size limitations.

At the moment there is still no Holiday on the setlist, Madonna has told the dancers she is 'tired' of performing the song - however it is still used for vocal warm ups. This would be the first tour in which she does not perform this song.

Rome tickets update
Posted: 20 April 2006 - Thanks to Alex

Demand for tickets to Madonna's Rome concert was so high this morning that online ticket retailer www.ticketone.it temporarily suspended their website.

Tickets are now available to buy in person at Ticketone outlets but the online and telephone sales are still suspended - although they may come back on later.

Check www.ticketone.it for the latest updates on sales.

Madonna performance throws a loop at Coachella
Posted: 20 April 2006

Imagine if Elvis had decided to make a pit stop at Woodstock. It's perhaps the best way to put into perspective the hotly anticipated performance by Madonna - perhaps one of the most famous faces on the planet - at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., a three-day musical extravaganza best known for its lineup of indie-rock bands and dance-oriented DJs.

To read the rest of the article, which brings some more background information on how Madonna was brought into the festival and how Coachella will cope with the bigger than normal demand for space - visit www.usatoday.com

Mad about Madonna
Posted: 20 April 2006

Visit www.nydailynews.com to read a great article on why we are still mad about Madonna and how her tickets still sell out in minutes.

A song for Mr Ritchie *Spoiler*
Posted: 19 April 2006

madonnalicious can bring you some exciting news from the tour rehearsals.

Guy Ritchie has been attending a lot of the tour rehearsals, and last week all the dancers, back up singers and Madonna sang Erotica to Guy as a surprise treat.

This song is on the current set-list and has been completely redone.

Ticket sales coming soon
Posted: 19 April 2006

There are several venues that have ticket sales coming up soon....

Olympic Stadium, Rome - On sale from 9:00am Thursday 20 April

Millenium Stadium, Cardiff - On sale from 9:00am Friday 21 April

Madison Square Garden, NYC (Extra Date) - On sale from 9:00am Friday 21 April

The Forum, Los Angeles (Extra Date) - On sale from 10:00am Friday 21 April

HP Pavilion, San Jose (Extra Date) - On sale from 10:00am Friday 21 April

All times are local to the venue - check the tour page on where and how to buy.

Third Boston date added to the tour
Posted: 19 April 2006 - Thanks to Steve

The Boston Globe confirmed that a third date has been added to the TD Banknorth Garden Center in Boston for Monday 10 July - tickets for this date go on sale on Monday 24 April at 10:00am.

Check out the madonnalicious tour page for details on how to purchase tickets.

Denmark ticket sale postponed
Posted: 19 April 2006

The on sale date for tickets to Madonna's show in Horsens, Denmark has been postponed from Saturday 22 April to Saturday 29 April - all other details about the tickets remain the same.

Chart news from Italy
Posted: 19 April 2006 - Thanks to Pietro

News of the tour has given a strong increase in sales for Confessions On A Dance Floor which this week is at #2 in the Italians album chart after 21 weeks in top ten.

Sorry is at #3 after 7 weeks in the top 4 (3 weeks at #1) and even Hung Up is at #22 after 23 weeks!

Confessionals for the Confessions tour *Spoiler*
Posted: 19 April 2006 - From contactmusic.com - thanks to Raul

Superstar Madonna wants fans to reveal their private thoughts in confessional video booths for her forthcoming world tour. The spiritual Like A Prayer singer is planning to give fans a chance to spill their deepest, darkest secrets as she travels the world on her Confessions tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles next month.
The queen of pop will then choose the best ones and play them out to the crowd during the breaks in the show. A concert insider says, 'It will be awesome as you could propose to someone, or dump them, or simply tell Madonna how much you love her.'

Donna and a 'new' Nicki for the tour
Posted: 18 April 2006 - Thanks to Paul Yanez

Donna De Lory, Paul Yanez, and Water's Edge Media are proud to announce the re-launch of www.donnadelory.net, Donna's official fan site.
DonnaDeLory.net is a fully interactive fan site where Donna fans can get all the up to date information such as exclusive news, tour dates, pictures, interviews, and more!
DonnaDeLory.net is also proud to unveil Soul Sounds a live stream MP3 player that gives fans exclusive access to never before heard mp3's from the shelves of Donna's home studio.

With the re-launch of donnadelory.net, Donna would also like to share some exciting news with her fans around the world.
Donna is happy to confirm that she will be touring the globe with Madonna on her Confessions World Tour.
She is excited to be working along side vocalist Nicki Richards, who is a new member to the Madonna gang.
In between rehearsal time for the Confessions Tour, Donna has been working with Mac Quayle on her next full length studio album.
Donna's assistant, Paul Yanez, says 'Donna is excited to be touring with Madonna again, it gives her the chance to connect with her fans and Madonna's fans around the world. Donna plans on performing several solo gigs on her days off on the Madonna tour in various venues and yoga centers.'

For an up to date list of all scheduled tour dates, fans should stay tuned to www.donnadelory.com and www.donnadelory.net Fans should also stay tuned to www.donnadelory.net for an exclusive tour diary and video diary chronicling Donna's time on the road during the Madonna tour.

Here is a first look at new backup vocalist Nicki Richards who has previously worked on Broadway and as a backup singer for many artists.

Two more Californian dates added
Posted: 18 April 2006 - Thanks to DJ Danny Echi and Irbis

Two more Confessions tour dates have been added to Californian venues:

Wednesday 24 May - The Forum, Los Angeles
Tickets go on sale on Friday 21 April at 10:00am

Wednesday 31 May - HP Pavilion, San Jose
Tickets go on sale on Friday 21 April at 10:00am

For details on where to buy the tickets visit the madonnalicious tour page.

Rare fan pictures from 1988
Posted: 18 April 2006

madonnalicious visitor Raga sent in these great pictures of Madonna taken as she arrived for a performance of Speed The Plow on 17 August 1988 in New York City.

Madonna's Children Design Handbags For Charity
Posted: 18 April 2006 - From WENN Via Yahoo!

Madonna's children Rocco and Lourdes have decorated handbags for fashion house Celine that will be auctioned off for charity next month.
The fashion company asked 19 celebrity offspring including the children of Emmanuelle Beart and Audrey Marnay, to customise its canvas Poulbot bag.
The proceeds from the sale will go to actress/singer Vanessa Paradis' charity Reves, which helps sick children realise their dreams.
Paradis' children with actor Johnny Depp, Jack and Lily-Rose, have also designed bags for the cause.
The French fashion house sent the necessary design tools, from felt-tip pens to feathers to the children to help with their projects.
Madonna's daughter nine-year-old daughter Lourdes covered her bag with red lips, while her five-year-old son Rocco sketched colourful drawings of small animals on his bag.
The bags will be auctioned off at a dinner at the Hotel Bristol in Paris, France, on 30 May.

Vote: Celebrity moms and virgins
Posted: 18 April 2006 - Thanks to Ami

MTV are trying to find the nations favourite lyric - you can vote for Like a virgin, touched for the very first time by visiting www.mtv.co.uk (Like A Virgin is #48).

TV Guide would like to know Which celebrity mom looks the best on the red carpet? you can vote for Madonna by visiting www.tvguide.com

More ICON pre-sales today
Posted: 18 April 2006

Madonna's official fanclub ICON are offering more pre-sale tickets to all qualifying fanclub members who were enrolled prior to Sunday 02 April at 11:59pm (PST) for the following shows:

Sunday 20 July - Cardiff
Sunday 06 August - Rome
Thursday 24 August - Horsens

The ICON pre-sales for the above shows will begin on Tuesday 18 April at 9:00am local time (where the venue is located) and end on Wednesday 19 April at 5:00pm local time.
Check out the Tour page of www.ICONmadonna.com for your unique pre-sale code and for more information.

Second Philadelphia date added
Posted: 17 April 2006 - Thanks to Mo

NBC10.com have announced that a second date has been confirmed for Madonna's Confessions Tour at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia for Thursday 13 July.

Tickets for this date will go onsale on Monday 24 April at 10:00am via the Wachovia Complex Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (215) 336-2000, (856) 338-9000, or (302) 984-2000. To read the full article visit www.nbc10.com

*SPOILER* Tour news from the NY Daily News
Posted: 17 April 2006 - Thanks to kikikins

This item was published in today's edition of the NY Daily News:

What would a Madonna show be without a touch of sacrilege? We hear one of the centerpieces for her 'Confessions' tour will be a 'disco-fied crucifix,' as one source calls it. While details of the kabbalist's latest taunt to the Catholic League are shrouded in secrecy, we can tell you Her Madgesty is also hatching another grand entrance.
Word is she'll descend to the stage on a glittering ball covered with diamonds and Swarovski crystals. The ball supposedly costs $10 million and is being constructed in a well-guarded airplane hangar in L.A. 'It'll create a blinding light,' says our snitch. 'Like she's landing on the spaceship from 'E.T.'

Confessions Tour poster from Paris
Posted: 17 April 2006 - Thanks to Jérôme

Here is another Confessions Tour venue poster to add to your collections - this time it is one advertising the first two dates at POP Bercy in Paris - click to enlarge.

Madonna's video dancer interviewed
Posted: 17 April 2006 - Thanks to Chris

One of the dancers, Kymberlee Jay, who features in the Hung Up and Sorry videos is interviewed by RWD and she talks briefly about Madonna:

Cool, you have worked with so many people. What were they all like? Wait. Madonna. What was Madonna like? The Queen of pop....
[Laughs] She has a dancing background…
Yep, at the moment a lot of people are saying she shouldn’t be rolling around on the floor in her leotard.
If I was her age, I wish I could do it too. She is amazing. She is brilliant. And she is great to work with, she‘s so professional in what she does and everyone is well looked after. From early morning she’s there ‘til late and night.

To read the full article visit www.rwdmag.com

Pepsi promotional cans
Posted: 16 April 2006 - Thanks to BACH

Back in 1989 Madonna produced an advert for Pepsi, however when Madonna's controversial video came out for Like A Prayer the drinks company pulled the advert off air and their removed their sponsorship for a Like A Prayer world tour.

The drink cans pictured below are one of the few items left from the Madonna/Pepsi collaboration, and just think if the collaboration remained we would have had a Like A Prayer world tour instead of Blond Ambition tour in 1990!

HBO live broadcast of the Confessions Tour?
Posted: 15 April 2006

madonnalicious has heard from insiders that HBO are highly likely to be broadcasting a live show from the Confessions Tour - the tour date currently scheduled is Madonna's fifth night at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday 18 July.

Japanese promo CDs
Posted: 15 April 2006 - Thanks to River

Here is a look at two promo CDs from Japan Warner Music, the colour disc is the Warner Music CD Sampler for January 2006 with an exclusive picture cover. The black and white disc os the Sorry Official Remix CDR.


Madonna for Bratz?
Posted: 15 April 2006 - Thanks to Raymond

Would you love to see a Madonna version of a Bratz doll? If you would like to see this then vote online for Madonna at www.bratz.com

Swedish Magazines: Fredag
Posted: 15 April 2006 - Thanks to Markus

A picture of Madonna at the Vanity Fair party graces the cover of the latest issue of Swedish magazine Fredag.

Click on the cover to enlarge.

US TV: BBC America
Posted: 15 April 2006 - Thanks to Marcus

A quick reminder for US fans who can catch the Brit Awards from 5:00-7:00pm and the Parkinson show (on which Madonna performs Hung Up and Get Together) from &:00-8:00pm (PST) on BBC America tonight (Saturday 15 April).

Madonna's Lucky Seven's
Posted: 14 April 2006

UK newspaper the Sunday Mirror featured in it's magazine last week (Sunday 09 April) a one page article focusing on Madonna's love for Lucky Seven caps - click on the article to enlarge.

Denmark loves Madonna
Posted: 14 April 2006 - Thanks to Thomas

Madonna is more popular in Denmark than she's ever been before.

This week her new album Confessions On A Dance Floor moves up from 14 to 7 on the Danish Album Chart. Last week it went 2xplatinum (+80.000 copies). Sorry goes up from 7 to 5 on the single chart.

Tickets for her only tour stop in Scandinavia this year goes on sale on Saturday 22 April - 85,000 people will watch her perform in Horsens, Denmark on Thursday 24 August.

Island magazine
Posted: 14 April 2006 - Thanks to

madonnalicious visitor Matthew spoke to a staffer who worked on Island magazine back in 1983 when Madonna got her first ever magazine cover.

To read the article visit Matthew's blog at boy culture

Ticket updates for further shows
Posted: 14 April 2006 - Thanks to DJDannyEchi

Tickets for Madonna's second show in Glendale, AZ on Saturday 10 June go onsale to the general public on Monday 17 April at 10:00am.

Tickets for Madonna's second show in Hartford, CT on Monday 26 June go onsale on Friday 21 April at 10:00am.

Tickets for Madonna's fifth show in New York City, NY on Tuesday 18 July go onsale on Friday 21 April.

Magazines: The Mountain Astrologer
Posted: 14 April 2006 - Thanks to Jaysen

US magazine The Mountain Astrologer (April/May 2006 issue no.126) prints Madonna's astrological chart and she is used for a case study for a period in her life. The time is 1988 and the magazine shows how astrology had a part in her troubles with Sean Penn.

Second Las Vegas date is to be added
Posted: 13 April 2006 - Thanks to George

Members of the Players Club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas received this mailout advertising a second date in Las Vegas on Sunday 28 May - details on when the tickets will be available to the general public to buy will be announced later.

Lindsay Lohan talks about Madonna
Posted: 13 April 2006 - Thanks to Alex

Lindsay Lohan is interviewed in W magazine, and she talks about meeting Madonna at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party last month:

'I met her at Bryan Lourd's,' Lohan reports, referring to the A-list pre-Oscar party given by the CAA superagent. 'When I first met her, I was in shock and I didn't know what to say. I looked at her and was like, 'I love you so much. Can we be friends?' She's so cool and down-to-earth and normal, like Meryl (Streep). Madonna is someone I would love to tour with.'

Coachella live online stream
Posted: 13 April 2006 - Thanks to Sebastian

AT&T will be offering a live stream of performances at the Coachella festival at which Madonna performs at on Sunday 30 April - for more information visit http://blueroom.att.com/events/index.php?event=coachella

And here is a look at madonnalicious visitor Mirös' tickets to Coachella and the opening night of the Confessions Tour at The Forum on Sunday 21 May.

Extra date added for Hartford
Posted: 13 April 2006 - Thanks to Jacques

A second date in Hartford, CT has been added for Monday 26 June at the Hartford Civic Center, now news yet on when these tickets will go on sale.

Rome ticket details
Posted: 12 April 2006 - Thanks to Guido D

Tickets for Madonna's Sunday 06 August concert at Rome's Olympic Stadium are to go onsale to the general public on Thursday 20 April from 9:00am via www.ticketone.it and from 12:00pm at Ticketone outlets in person.

A fanclub pre-sale will take place from 9:00am (local time) on Tuesday 18 April - check out www.iconmadonna.com

Tickets range in price from €47 to €117 (plus charges).

Tickets for Germany onsale date
Posted: 11 April 2006 - Thanks to Alex

According to German tour sponsor Radio NDR2 tickets for the German shows in Dusseldorf and Hannover will be available to buy on the Friday 28 April.

Fifth date added for Madison Square Garden
Posted: 11 April 2006 - From the New York Daily News - thanks to DJ Danny Echi

Faster than a ray of light, Madonna sold out every ticket - even those going for $400 a pop - to her initial run of shows at Madison Square Garden for her upcoming 'Confessions' tour.
Ten minutes after they went on sale yesterday morning, all seats were gone for the first two announced New York dates, June 28 and 29.
A short time later, the promoter announced two more dates, July 2 and 3, and those sold out by early afternoon.
A fifth show has just been added for July 18. Tickets for that date go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
The 47-year-old material mom also quickly sold out all seven shows at London's Wembley Arena, four concerts in Paris, plus all dates in Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal and Chicago.
Fans who've been shut out shouldn't give up. It's common for seats held for various production and promotion purposes to be released for sale closer to the concert dates.

Second date added for Arizona
Posted: 11 April 2006 - Thanks to JJ

After tickets sold out within an hour for Madonna's first Phoenix tour date, a second has been announced, Saturday 10 June.

Tickets for this date will go on sale to the general public at 10:00am on Monday 17 April through Ticketmaster at (480) 784-4444 or www.ticketmaster.com

Madonna escapes Semtex lawsuit
Posted: 11 April 2006 - From WENN Via Yahoo! News

Madonna can breathe a sigh of relief after a Czech explosives firm cancelled plans to sue her for copyright infringement.
The pop queen angered Explosia after creating a limited company in the UK called Semtex Girls Ltd - using the same name as the firm's most famous product.
The company claimed to own the international rights to the name, which it estimated to be worth GBP3 million - but has axed plans for a costly court case.
Director Ladislav Lehky says, 'Madonna uses the name for pure promotional purposes. We can't really prove that we suffer a loss from that.'
Madonna has yet to reveal what purpose Semtex Girls Ltd serves, only that it was named after a nickname she gives her three assistants.
She said, 'The Semtex Girl is a girl who is dynamic, a girl who explodes, who doesn't know the meaning of nine to five, a girl who is unstoppable and who doesn't take no for an answer. And has excellent taste. Guys can be Semtex Girls too.'

Boston TD Banknorth Garden tour ticket
Posted: 11 April 2006 - Thanks to GRUF

Madonna learnt guitar to play The Sound Of Music
Posted: 11 April 2006 - From contactmusic.com

Pop superstar Madonna took guitar lessons so she could play The Sound Of Music to her children Lourdes and Rocco. The Material Girl visited London guitar teacher Bobby Tider three times a week for four months in 2001, and was soon out-strumming her film-maker husband Guy Ritchie.
Tider says, 'I got a call from Guy. I didn't know who he was, just some rich dude. I used to go to his flat and I was sitting there one day when Madonna came in. She asked me to give her lessons too. Because I had been charging Guy GBP30-per-hour I had to charge Madonna the same - she was used to paying GBP60. I taught Madonna the scales. She wanted to learn The Sound Of Music for her kids. She also wanted to play early David Bowie songs. She was very good and worked very hard. You have to put in the hours. Guy was slow but Madonna was a good pupil.'

I'm Going To Tell You A Secret
Posted: 11 April 2006 - Thanks to Antonio and Luciano

Here is an advert to promote the Latin America TV premiere of I'm Going To Tell You A Secret - the film will air on Sunday 16 April at 10:00pm on the A&E channel.

Various TV listing magazines are also profiling the documentary in articles:


Third Chicago date added
Posted: 10 April 2006 - Thanks to Shaun

WGN News are reporting that a third date has been added at the United Center in Chicago - this date is Sunday 18 June and tickets for this date go onsale on Thursday 13 April at 10:00am.

More US tour dates added
Posted: 10 April 2006

After tickets went onsale today for several US cities, more dates were added as the first dates sold out very quickly. These are the additional shows added:

Tuesday 23 May - The Forum, Los Angeles
Sunday 02 July - Madison Square Garden, New York City
Monday 03 July - Madison Square Garden, New York City
Sunday 09 July - TD Banknorth Garden, Boston
Sunday 23 July - American Airlines Arena, Miami

These dates are now available to buy on www.ticketmaster.com

Confessions Tour advert on the streets of Paris
Posted: 10 April 2006

madonnalicious visitor Johann snapped this picture of a Confessions Tour advert on the Champs Elysées in Paris.

Madonna's spider dance
Posted: 10 April 2006 - From the Sunday Mirror - thanks to junior72

Madonna has hired a real-life Spiderman as the main dancer for her world tour.
Frenchman Sebastian Foucan - who stars in the new 007 movie Casino Royale - invented an extreme sport called Parkour in which he 'free-runs' over buildings and cars.
A friend said: 'Madonna thinks he's a genius. She's like an excited teenager about Parkour and has even considered taking it up herself.'
The 48-year-old singer's four-month world tour comes to Britain in August.

Montreal tickets going for $10,000 USD
Posted: 10 April 2006 - Thanks to Thierry

An online article looks at how tickets were being bought up for shows and then being sold on internet auctions sites - the journalist even found some tickets for the Montreal shows going for $10,000 USD! To read the article visit www.infinit.com

Montreal sells out in record breaking time
Posted: 09 April 2006 - Thanks to Jean and Thierry

Madonna broke U2's record of the fastest selling shows in Montreal yesterday. The first show sold out in 22 minutes and the second show sold out in 18 minutes for the second one - meaning she sold 30,000 tickets in less than 40 minutes!

There were 2000 fans trying to buy tickets in person at the Bell Center, and many of them left without tickets. The Canadian tour promoter has confirmed there will be no more dates added in Montreal.

To read a report and watch a TV clip visit www.lcn.canoe.com

Above is a newspaper headline from Journal La Presse from Tuesday 04 April.

Ticket auctions via Ticketmaster
Posted: 09 April 2006 - Thanks to Roberto

Yesterday's edition of US newspaper The Miami Herald picked up on the news that premium seats are being auctioned through Ticketmaster.com for US dates.

I'm Going To Tell You A Secret release date?
Posted: 08 April 2006 - Thanks to Brian and John

According to www.amazon.com Madonna's tour documentary I'm Going To Tell You A Secret is due for release on 06 June.

Amsterdam ticket for Confessions
Posted: 08 April 2006 - Thanks to Jack

Here is a look at an ICON fanclub pre-sale ticket for the Amsterdam Arena concert.

One more night in Amsterdam for Confessions
Posted: 08 April 2006

Tickets went onsale for the Amsterdam Arena concert this morning and very quickly a second night has been added for this venue - fans can now also buy tickets for Monday 04 September.

The first date in Amsterdam sold 48,000 tickets in less than 30 minutes!

Opening night Confessions Tour poster
Posted: 08 April 2006 - Thanks to David

A second date added for Chicago and Fresno
Posted: 07 April 2006

A second date was added for both the Chicago and Fresno tour stops today.

Chicago's second date at the United Center is Thursday 15 June.

Fresno's second date at the Save Mart Center is Tuesday 06 June.

Paris Bercy Confessions Tour ticket
Posted: 07 April 2006 - Thanks to Miss Sandy

Here is a look at a precious ticket to see Madonna in Paris on Thursday 31 August.

Five more dates for Wembley Arena
Posted: 07 April 2006

After the first two dates at London's Wembley Arena sold out within 15 minutes, five further dates were added in quick succession.

These dates are Wednesday 09, Thursday 10, Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Tuesday 15 August - these tickets also went very quickly.

Confessions Tour advert for Wembley Arena
Posted: 07 April 2006

Here is the advert for Madonna's Wembley Arena dates that featured in UK newspapers today - click to enlarge.

Site News: Confessions Tour page
Posted: 06 April 2006

madonnalicious has now added it's Confessions Tour page with all the information on the confirmed dates, with information on ticket prices, seating charts and ticket links - click the tour button to visit it or click here.

We still need your help to fill in the missing gaps on some venue information, especially ticket hotline numbers, if you can help please contact us.

United Center, Chicago poster
Posted: 06 April 2006 - Thanks to Joshua

Here is another Confessions Tour advert, this time for the United Center concert that appeared in today's RedEye newspaper - the tickets for this date go onsale tomorrow at 10:00am - check out the tour page for more information.

Vote: No.1 gay icon
Posted: 06 April 2006 - Thanks to Enrique and Mirös

Website www.gay.com want to know who you think is the number one gay icon, to vote for Madonna click here.

Amsterdam Arena poster
Posted: 06 April 2006 - Thanks to Marjolein

This double page advert for the Amsterdam Arena concert appeared in today's edition of Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

London fan wanted for BBC interview
Posted: 06 April 2006

BBC 1 Breakfast News is looking for a London Madonna fan who is really excited about the shows and will be buying a ticket tomorrow for a short interview.

It would involve a quick interview and it will be pre-recorded, contact us at madonnalicious and we will forward on your contact details.

You would need to be interviewed this afternoon/early evening but the BBC will visit you wherever you are in London.

Thanks for your response, a fan has now been selected for the interview which should air tomorrow morning during BBC 1 Breakfast News.

Paris venue sells out in 15 minutes
Posted: 06 April 2006

www.nrj.fr are reporting that all the tickets for Madonna's first two dates at Bercy sold out in 15 minutes this morning.

However they also add that another date for Thursday 31 August will be going on sale at a later today.

The ticketbillet website is now also showing a date for Wednesday 30 August, although those tickets also seem to be sold out.

A report on the ticket sale can also be read at Canoe.

Denmark Horsen Forum ticket details
Posted: 05 April 2006 - Thanks to Christina, Lars, Rikke and Torben

Fans who wish to buy tickets for Madonna's concert at Denmark's Horsen Forum on Thursday 24 August. The general public onsale date is Saturday 22 April at 9:30am and fans can buy them the following ways:

*In person from Horsens Ny Teater see www.hnt.dk (10,000 tickets available)

*From Fona (chain of shops with AV/IT-equipment all over Denmark)

*On the internet at www.billetlugen.dk

*Or telephone (+45) 70 263 267

For more information visit the Forum Horsens website at madonnaihorsens.dk

Australia wants Madonna!
Posted: 05 April 2006 - Thanks to Chris and Kathy

Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph have started a petition to show Madonna how much they want her to tour Australia - to read the article click here.

Wembley in-person sales
Posted: 05 April 2006 - Thanks to Ian

madonnalicious is now hearing that the rules have changed for in-person sales at Wembley Arena box office. It is likely that they will be doing a Random Number Lottery distribution method - in which numbers are handed out to the fans in the queue and then a lottery is drawn to decide which number is first in line. This method is done by venues these days to stop fans camping out overnight and to stop scalpers. A final decision will be made by Wembley Arena tomorrow.

We have now been informed that the wristband system is still in place....

Choreographers for the Confessions Tour
Posted: 04 April 2006 - Thanks to M

madonnalicious can reveal the names of the choreographers working alongside Jamie King to bring the Confessions Tour to life:

RJ Durell - not worked with Madonna before.

Liz Imperio - who also previously worked on the Re-Invention tour.

Fred Tallaksen - who worked on the rollerskating choreography in the Sorry video.

Rich & Tone Talauega - who previously worked with Madonna on the Sorry video, Re-Invention tour and worked with David LaChappelle on the Krumped film.

Fans already camping for Montreal tickets
Posted: 04 April 2006 - Thanks to Thierry

Even though it is snowing this published report at Canoe says fans are already queuing outside the Bell Centre for tickets which go onsale on Saturday.

A wristbands are being handed out and a lottery system has now been put in place to decide who in the queue will get to buy the tickets first.

Paris dates onsale date and details
Posted: 04 April 2006 - Thanks to Philippe

Tickets for the first two dates in Paris, Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August at Bercy go onsale this Thursday 06 April at 9:00am.

Fans can purchase them online at www.francebillet.com and www.ticketnet.fr

In person sales can be made at Ticketnet outlets in Virgin Megastore, Auchan, Cultura and Lecler stores.

madonnalicious needs you!
Posted: 04 April 2006

madonnalicious needs help in gathering all the ticket information about the Confessions Tour - so if you have details about a venue that has not been mentioned already then please email us at madonnalicious@gmail.com

We will also need scans of the tour adverts that will appear in the press this week advertising the tour dates, so if you can help please send them to the email above.

Confusion about the Boston date
Posted: 04 April 2006

The official press release stated that Madonna would perform in Boston at the TD Banknorth Garden venue on Saturday 08 July but the www.ticketmaster.com listing states the date as Thursday 06 July.

It has now been confirmed to madonnalicious that the date listed on www.ticketmaster.com is the correct one.

Buying tickets in person from Wembley Arena?
Posted: 04 April 2006

Here is some important news for anyone planning to go to the Wembley Box Office on Friday morning to buy tickets for Madonna's shows - here is madonnalicious visitor Paul's story:

I have just managed to get up to the Wembley Arena box office to get a presale wristband. Basically I called the box office after the official tour announcement and was told to get there straight away. I have been given a wristband that entitles me to jump the queue on Friday morning! I was given number 001 and my friend was given 002 - this means we have to be at the box office before 8:00am on Friday and we will be allowed to buy tickets first direct from the box office and there is a limit of four tickets per person, unlike the ICON presale. They had a few wristbands so get there now and good luck!

Amsterdam tickets onsale date
Posted: 03 April 2006 - Thanks to Simon

Tickets for Madonna's show at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday 03 September go onsale to the general public from 10:00am on Saturday 08 April via the usual local outlets and online at www.ticketservice.nl

Tickets are available in six price bands E 98,-/E 96,-/E 92,-/E 86,-/E 76,-/E 66.

Wembley Arena ticket details
Posted: 03 April 2006 - Thanks to Nicola

Tickets go onsale for Madonna's two shows at Wembley Arena in London (Tuesday 01 August and Thursday 03 August) go onsale online at 9:00am on Friday 07 April on www.ticketmaster.co.uk

There are three ticket prices for these shows, £160, £110 and £80.

You can view a seating chart for Wembley Arena displaying ticket prices here.

More information on the ICON pre-sale
Posted: 03 April 2006

Tickets for the European shows will also be available for ICON members via a pre-sale starting from tomorrow (Tuesday 04 April starts 9:00am local time).

Madonna's official fanclub www.iconmadonna.com have published the details on how to take part - so log into your account there now.

Please note you had to be a member of the fanclub before 11:59pm (PST) on Sunday 02 April to be able to take part in the pre-sale.

Confessions Tour ICON pre-sale starts tomorrow
Posted: 03 April 2006

Members of Madonna's official fanclub ICON can purchase pre-sale tickets for most of the North American shows from TOMORROW (Tuesday 04 April) from 9:00am to Thursday 06 April at 5:00pm online at www.ticketmaster.com/artist/768011

Confessions Tour dates
Posted: 03 April 2006 - From madonna.com

Here are the dates that have been officially announced so far, additional dates for these venues will follow, as will the dates for Japan:

May 21 Los Angeles Forum
May 27 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 30 San Jose HP Pavilion
June 05 Fresno Save Mart Center
June 08 Phoenix Glendale Arena
June 14 Chicago United Center
June 21 Montreal Bell Centre
June 25 Hartford Civic Centre
June 28 New York Madison Square Garden
June 29 New York Madison Square Garden
July 06 Boston TD Bank Garden
July 12 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
July 16 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 22 Miami American Airlines Arena

July 30 Cardiff Millenium Stadium
August 01 London Wembley Arena
August 03 London Wembley Arena
August 06 Rome Olympic Stadium
August 20 Dusseldorf LTU Arena
August 22 Hannover Niedersachsen
August 24 Horsens (Denmark) Forum Horsens Outdoor
August 27 Paris Bercy Stadium
August 28 Paris Bercy Stadium
September 03 Amsterdam Arena

Confessions Tour website launched
Posted: 03 April 2006

An official website for the Confessions Tour was launched with the tour announcement today - fans can access it by visiting www.confessionstour.com

The site features the official logo of the tour and various tour promotion posters.


Confessions Tour officially announced
Posted: 03 April 2006 - From madonna.com

Madonna will be dancing and singing across the stages of the world this spring and summer, it was announced today. The 'Confessions Tour' with concerts across major US cities, Canada, Europe and Japan will begin in Los Angeles on May 21st. 'Confessions' tour dates were officially confirmed by Madonna’s managers Angela Becker and Guy Oseary, along with Arthur Fogel, President of The Next Adventure (a Live Nation Company), the tour’s worldwide promoter.
Tour stops in North America for the 'Confessions Tour' will include arenas in Chicago, Boston, San Jose, Phoenix, Fresno, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Miami, Montreal and New York. Overseas appearances will take place in arenas, stadiums and outdoor venues in Paris, France; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Cardiff, Wales; Rome, Italy; Dusseldorf and Hannover, Germany; Horsens, Denmark; Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.
The 'Confessions Tour' will be directed by longtime Madonna collaborator Jamie King with Stuart Price once again on board as Musical Director. Arianne Phillips and Jean Paul Gaultier, long standing members of Madonna’s creative team, will respectively oversee and design costumes for the tour.
The Warner Bros. Records mega star, whose current CD 'Confessions On A Dance Floor' debuted at No.1 in 29 countries, has already begun rehearsals in Los Angeles with her talented troupe of musicians and dancers. With a staggering 35 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s dance charts during the course of her unparalleled career, it’s no surprise that Madonna issued the following mission statement regarding the 'Confessions Tour': 'I’m going to turn the world into one big dance floor,' exhorted the Material Girl.
Existing Madonna Fan Club Icon Members will receive a special pre-sale opportunity prior to the public sales dates.

Site News: madonnalicious version 3
Posted: 03 April 2006

madonnalicious has just launched version 3 of the site - the site has been revamped to bring you just the essentials....news, downloads, pictures and tour facts.

I am still putting the finishing touches to the downloads, links and tour pages so they may not work for a few days but please try later this week.

US TV: Parkinson
Posted: 02 April 2006 - Thanks to Doug

Madonna will be featured on BBC America on Saturday 15 April at 10:00pm (ET) following their broadcast of the recent Brit Awards. They will be airing her interview and performances from the Michael Parkinson show from last November.

For more information visit www.bbcamerica.com

French Magazines: DEdiCate #8
Posted: 02 April 2006 - Thanks to Cyril

Madonna is featured in the latest issue of French fashion and trends magazine DEdiCate #8 - it is available to buy instores or online at dedicatemagazine.com

Biggest worldwide selling albums
Posted: 02 April 2006 - Thanks to Mini Madge

Confessions On A Dance Floor has been named as the 6th biggest selling album in the world:

1. Coldplay, X&Y (8.3m)
2. Mariah Carey, The Emancipation of Mimi (7.7m)
3. 50 Cent, The Massacre (7.5m)
4. Black Eyed Peas, Monkey Business (6.8m)
5. Green Day, American Idiot (6.4m)
6. Madonna, Confessions on a Dance Floor (6.3m)
7. Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway (6.1m)
8. Eminem, Curtain Call (5.5m)
9. James Blunt, Back to Bedlam (5.5m)
10. Robbie Williams, Intensive Care (5.4m)

Las Vegas tour dates
Posted: 02 April 2006 - Thanks to Garrett

A mailing has gone out to frequent visitors to Las Vegas saying that Madonna will be performing at the MGM Grand there on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

A triple catwalk for the shows?
Posted: 01 April 2006 - Thanks to Christopher

Seating charts have been published on www.ticketmaster.com for several North American venues that Madonna will be performing in - the charts show a triple catwalk stage set-up - see the Wachovia Centre plan below for an example.

Madonna to work with Cyndi Lauper?
Posted: 02 April 2006 - From popdirt.com - thanks to Slyguy

Cyndi Lauper tells Neil Sean of Sky News she's hoping to team up with Madonna on a project soon. 'I've been given the chance in the past to write with her but, as yet, it's never come off,' she said. 'We're both admirers of each other's work and she wants to get together so this is going to be the year.'

Confessions Tour posters in NYC
Posted: 01 April 2006 - Thanks to Nick

Although the official announcement of the tour is not due until Monday, posters advertising Madonna's Confessions Tour have been plastered in New York City.
The poster features an advert for the first two nights at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June (more dates to follow later).
The advert also states that tickets for this date go onsale on Monday 10 April.

The picture used on the poster is from the Sorry video but has been altered to change her leotard from lilac to pink and her hair from blonde to red.

First two Paris dates confirmed
Posted: 01 April 2006 - Thanks to Arnaud

The Paris concert dates for Madonna's tour have just been published on the French radio station NRJ website at www.nrj.fr

The first two dates confirmed at Bercy POP in Paris are Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August (two more dates will be announced later - Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August). Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 06 April.

Vote for Sorry in Montreal
Posted: 01 April 2006 - Thanks to Dominick

Vote for the Sorry video on the daily video countdown on MUSIMAX in Montreal.

Rock your vote at www.musimax.com/faitesvotrechoi and choose Madonna's Sorry video for the #1 video of the day.

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