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15 January - Madonna's statement following earthquake in Haiti
Posted on Madonna.com:
"My prayers are with the people of Haiti. I can§t imagine the terrible pain and suffering they are experiencing. Sadly the depths of the tragedy are just becoming known and the need for our support grows more urgent with every passing moment.
I have given a donation of $250,000 to assist Haiti's earthquake victims through Partner's in Health (www.pih.org) one of Haiti's leading health care providers. I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can. We must act now.
Thank you for your support"
14 January - Sticky & Sweet book by Guy Oseary
Madonna's legendary Sticky & Sweet Tour, the most successful tour by a solo artist in history, has been chronicled by her longtime manager Guy Oseary and the resulting book, Madonna: Sticky & Sweet is being published by powerHouse Books (Feb. 2009) The glossy retrospective includes 500 extraordinary photographs taken on and off stage during the course of the 58 show tour which circled the globe in 2008 and was seen by over 2 1/2 million fans.
Oseary's discerning eye along with his unprecedented access to Madonna before, during and after each show gives the viewer a unique insight into the journey of a lifetime. The Sticky & Sweet photo book feature the four segments of the concert experience including the opening "Pimp" section, and Old School salute to early NYC dance roots, onto Romani music influences and escalating in a rave finale. Oseary previously released the critically acclaimed Madonna: Confessions photo book, also published by powerHouse Books which covered her previous tour.
Guy Oseary is the CEO of Maverick and Madonna's manager. He has worked closely with Madonna for almost two decades, and was the only individual permitted to take photographs both on and backstage on the landmark Sticky & Sweet Tour. Oseary's first book, Madonna: Confessions, was published by powerHouse in 2008.
Collectibe: stictly limited to 7,500 individually numbered copies.
Click here to pre-order copy! (source: Madonna.com)
12 January - Official release date for Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD
Madonna's most recent stage extravaganza, the Sticky & Sweet concert, will be released on March 30th, it was announced today by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company. Sticky & Sweet, which was produced by Live Nation, was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history and was seen by over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries around the world. The show, which will be distributed by Warner Bros Records, will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD and will include many of the Material Girl's hits from the course of her unprecedented career including, 4 Minutes, Like A Prayer, Hung Up and Ray Of Light.
Filmed in Buenos Aires, over four days to a crowd exceeding 256,000 fans, the concert also includes a show stopping moment when Madonna performs a historic Don't Cry For Me Argentina to a thunderous audience response from her Argentine fans. Also included are several hits from the multi-Grammy winner's most recent CD Hard Candy which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries. The DVD also includes 30 minutes of exclusive footage filmed behind the scenes during the course of the tour. "Part concert, part block party and all fun, there is still only one Madonna," raved the Oakland Press in their review of the Sticky & Sweet Tour. "A night of triumph and defiance... A two hour multi-media juggernaut," glowed the LA Times. "Our lady of perpetual motion…This may be the best tour she's ever stitched together," claimed the NY Post. (source: Madonna.com)
12 January - Sticky & Sweet DVD on March 30?
MTV Brazil has announced the long-awaited Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD is now scheduled for a March 30th, 2010 release. Even though they are citing Warner Music as a reference, we're still waiting for an official confirmation.
In other tour DVD news: it seems a professional recording of the Re-Invention Tour in Lisbon has leaked into the fan community. Some previews can be found on Youtube and many screencaps here. We don't know how this affects a potential release of this show on DVD. Currently there's no official way to obtain it, but it seems to be making rounds on forums.
07 January - Constant rumours about the new album
While Madonna & co have not yet officially confirmed that a new album is in the works, seems like the press is already eager for a new Madonna record, less than 2 years after Hard Candy. Online media is all over a supposed DJ A-Trak quote about working with Madonna, who once again denied it on Twitter, saying: "That quote is made up. The whole thing is phoney... but very entertaining. And who knows, could happen one day." Rock producer Brendan O'Brien has also came out of thin air and now supposedly Madonna is mixing "rock and rap"...
Other artists expressed their wish about working with Madonna, hip hop star Ludacris said that Madonna is his dream duet partner, and it might happen one day (from The Boombox). French DJ Bob Sinclar was quoted saying "I'd love to make an album with Madonna! I already did a remix, now I'm waiting for a phone call... It's true that I don't choose my featurings according to how famous they are. I only do it with people I appreciate and who are in sync with the music I make. I don't need to make duos with big stars to make big hits." (from AbsolumentMadonna)
The only thing for sure is that during Celebration promo interviews Madonna said she will probably continue making electronic dance music and that she's happy, which will make the music even better. If a new album is planned for a 2010 release, by the spring we will know for sure who did Madonna pick this time around.
01 January - Happy New Year!
At the start of 2010, Mad-Eyes wishes you all a fantastic year full of love, friendship and good health. This new decade, Madonna will continue to surprise us with new music and live performances. It promises to be an exciting time and Mad-Eyes will be there with you to report on each and every event.
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