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May 2001 News Archive

Madonna is taking her Music to the masses -- HBO masses, that is. The
cable network will air a live concert from the pop icon's latest tour,
the first in eight years, called The Drowned World Tour. Airing Aug.
26, the concert will be broadcast from The Palace of Auburn Hills in
Detroit, Madonna's hometown.

It's a thrill for us to have
Madonna back because we know it is going to be a spectacular show, with
that combination of her amazing talent and extravagant style which only
Madonna can bring, says Nancy Gellar, HBO's senior vice president of
original programming.

HBO and Madonna last teamed for 1993's
Madonna -- Live Down Under: The Girlie Show, which aired live from
Sydney, Australia. The program was HBO's most-watched original program
of the year. Madonna's first special on HBO, 1990's Madonna -- Live!
Blond Ambition World Tour, premiered to record numbers and remains one
of the highest-rated original programs in HBO history.
If it's not shocking, it's not rock 'n" roll - that's been true from
the first thrust of Elvis" crotch to the falsified chirping of Milli
Vanilli. However, sometimes rock can go too far, jolting the most jaded
fan with its appetite for excess and real-life drama - remember how you
felt when you heard about Kurt Cobain's last act with a shotgun? In an
era when Janet Jackson's discovery of the F word barely raises an
eyebrow, VH1 combed through the past to give you the 100 most shocking
moments in rock 'n" roll. Parental guidance advised.

#87 - Madonna scandalizes with her Like a Prayer video (1989)

#11 - Madonna bares all in her racy Sex book (1992)

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New York, NY (May 21, 200l) -- The U.S. leg of Madonna's DROWNED WORLD
TOUR, continued to sell out performances in the final seven markets
that went on sale this past weekend. The tour, promoted by SFX,
promises to be the most extravagant stage spectacle of Madonna's career.

the past weekend, multiple performances sold out in New York, New
Jersey, Washington, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

to overwhelming demand, an additional three shows in New York and two
shows in Los Angeles will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May
30th. New York * Additional shows now added are: July 28, 30 & 31.
In Los Angeles * Additional shows now added are: Sept. 13 & 14.

Wednesday, May 23, AOL is once again offering new and current members
the opportunity to purchase advance tickets to these additional shows.
Madonna fans can call Ticketmaster at 888-318-6646 (New York) or
888-303-2121 (Los Angeles) to join AOL and purchase up to two tickets
on a first-come first-sold basis. Current AOL members will have the
opportunity to purchase advance tickets at AOL Keyword: Madonna.

Check out all the tour dates!