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April 2012 News Archive

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.
Madonna's "W.E." movie will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US on May 1st. If you haven't done so yet, make sure to pre-order your copy now!

To celebrate the release, we are happy to give away 10 copies of the movie on DVD. For a chance to win, create your own review of the movie in 200 words or less. Please e-mail it to along with your full name and mailing address before 11:59pm EST on May 8th, using "My W.E. Review" as your e-mail's subject line.

The top 10 entries will be mailed a "W.E." DVD and Madonna's favourite review will be featured on as the official fan review for the movie.

Please note: This giveaway is limited to US and Canada residents. This is an Internet offer only. All entries must be submitted via email to

Good Luck!
Make sure to watch MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew' show tomorrow, April 25, at 10/9c for a special Madonna episode!

For more info about the show, please visit MTV's website.

"Even though I told him in 1984 that I wanted to rule the world, it's Dick Clark who ruled the world. He loved what he did and his energy and enthusiasm were boundless. A great man. I bow to his memory and everything he did with his life." - Madonna
A special interview with Harry Smith will air as part of NBC's 'Rock Center' show tomorrow at 9p Eastern. Make sure to watch!
UK! Tune in to Daybreak and Lorraine on ITV1 this Friday from 6am for Madonna Morning, Madonna's only exclusive UK TV interview with Dan Wootton.

For more info, please visit

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.

24-Nov - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol - On sale 4.27 - Fan club pre-sale starts April 18 at 11am local time for Legacy members (12noon for Live Pass members)

28-Nov - Medellin, Colombia - Estadio Atanasio Girardot - On sale 4.26 - Fan club pre-sale starts April 17 at 11am local time for Legacy members (12noon for Live Pass members)

01-Dec - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Parque Dos Atletas - On sale 5.4 - Live Pass registrations will begin April 23.

04-Dec - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Estadio do Morumbi - On sale 4.25 - Fan club pre-sale will start April 18 at 10am for Legacy members (11am for Live Pass members)

09-Dec - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Estadio Olimpico - On sale 4.26 - Fan club pre-sale will start April 18 at 10am for Legacy members (11am for Live Pass members)

19-Dec - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional - On sale 5.2 - Live Pass registrations will begin April 23.
Madonna will attend the exclusive VIP launch of her Truth Or Dare fragrance at Macy's Herald Square in NYC tomorrow.

Be one of the first 200 to purchase the exclusive All Access 'Truth or Dare' Package starting today and get a VIP pass to join the celebration!
Madonna's MDNA was released as a 2-vinyl disc set today.

If you haven't ordered your copy of it yet, just click here to do so from Amazon.

Girl Gone Wild, the second single taken from MDNA, tops the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart this week.

This is also Madonna's 42nd #1 on the U.S Dance chart, breaking once again her own previous record!


Watch the world premiere video for Madonna's Girl Gone Wild remixed by Avicii shot live at Ultra Music Festival!

Just click here

Madonna has returned for the 8th time to the top of the Billboard's Pop Charts with MDNA selling 359,000 albums according to Neilsen Soundscan and is the biggest selling first week debut this year. MDNA is The Material Girl's fifth No. 1 studio album in a row and her first album for Interscope Records.

On the Billboard Dance Club Play Charts, Madonna remains queen of the clubs with two song from MDNA in the Top Ten including "Girl Gone Wild" which has gone to No. 4 and is the "greatest gainer" for the last three weeks. Her first dance hit from MDNA "Give Me All Your Luvin" after going to No. 1 remains in the Top Ten in the No. 8 spot.

The critical response to MDNA has been equally impressive:

"Madonna has made it through the wilderness to deliver one of the best albums of her career." Daily News

"Her best album since "Ray of Light" Chicago Tribune

"Still the Queen of Pop" The London Times

"Some of the finest musical moments we've heard from the pop legend in the last few years" MTV News

"The woman is pop's most durable alpha female" USA TODAY

Other facts:

- MDNA debuted No. 1 on iTunes Charts in 40 countries and had the biggest one day pre sale on iTunes by any artist in history.

- Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'" video is her most viewed video on YouTube with 32 million views.

-Barbra Streisand is the only other female to have more No. 1 albums (9) according to Billboard's Keith Caufield.

-In the UK, the MDNA album puts Madonna in a league of her own. MDNA's No. 1 spot gives Madonna the most No. 1 albums of all time in the UK (12) by a solo artist - surpassing Elvis Presley. The Beatles are the only artists who have had 15 No. 1 albums in the UK.

-In Japan, MDNA is her 22nd Top Ten album passing The Beatles record of l9 Top Ten albums in Japan. MDNA entered their Oricon international charts at No. 1 and the combined Oricon Charts at #4.

To celebrate the first week success with her millions of fans, Madonna will once again be on Twitter this Wednesday, the 4th of April at l0:00 pm EST. The link is:

Madonna's famous "Truth or Dare" tour documentary, directed by Alek Keshishian and filmed during the 1990 "Blond Ambition Tour" will be released on Blu-ray tomorrow, April 3rd!

If you haven't done so yet, visit Amazon now to order your copy of it!

Also, if you are a Legacy member of Icon, Madonna's official Fan Club, make sure to keep an eye on the "Icon Exclusive Headlines" tomorrow, April 3rd, for a very special contest announcement and for a chance to win your copy of the "Truth or Dare" Blu-ray!

Madonna's "MDNA" is the #1 album in the UK this week.

This is also her 12th number one album in the country, the most by any solo artist in the UK's chart history to date.

Congratulations Madonna!