Madonna news - April 2024

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Madonna 'planning concert film for final Celebration Tour gig'?

Source: RetroPop - 18 April 2024

Madonna will reportedly film her final Celebration Tour show in Rio de Janeiro for a new concert film set to hit streaming platforms.

The Queen of Pop is expected to attract a crowd of more than 1.5 million fans for the Brazillian gig at Copacabana Beach on May 4, with camera crews on standby to record the set.

According to The Sun's Bizarre column, the concert will air on local TV before being packaged with behind-the-scenes extras before dropping on streaming platforms.

Taking place in front of the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, no tickets are required and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Billed as Madonna's "biggest show yet", the concert will be broadcast live on TV Globo.

Madonna on the cover of Re-Edition magazine

Source: Instagram - 15 April 2024

Madonna will be on the cover of issue 21 of Re-Edition Magazine, out on April 26th. The cover story special contains new photos, shot by Ricardo Gomes. The photoshoot portrays Madonna, dressed by Dolce & Gabbana, and the Cuban actor Alberto Guerra,known for his role in the series Griselda.

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In Madonna's words :
"What does a Cuban actor living in Mexico City- Playing a hitman in a Hot series called Griselda- Have to talk about with a singer from Detroit- Devoted to her life and children in New York City and currently on a World Tour?"

Horseback riding
Confessions on a Dance Floor
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bad Tattoos
And. Mambo Vs. Salsa.

"The Rest is none of your business :)"

Photographer Ricardo Gomes @ricardogomesinst @sfcreative__
Stylist Rita Melssen @saint_____rita
Also on the Cover Actor Alberto Guerra @el_guerra

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Hair: @andylecompte
Make-up: @miyakemakeup
Manicurist: @naominailsnyc
Make-up for Alberto Guerra: @justinlentz
Hair for Alberto Guerra: @williamclarkhair
Shooting Co-Ordinator @simona.foti
Lighting director: @799a.I
Digital Tech: @chrisdirkercreative
Retouch: @dust_bunny_co
Set Designer: @piliweeber
Tailor: @samuelososki
Production: Plaid Pony Productions @plaidponyprod
Producer: @stacyscarsella
Locations: #jennifercrowder @iiagency
Special thanks to Sara Zambreno, Geordon Nicol, Vanessa Siravo and Jeremy Childs
Video @courtneyharvier
Taken from Re-Edition Magazine Spring/Summer 2024

Madonna honors Pulse nightclub victims at Miami concert

Source: Rolling Stone - 10 April 2024

Madonna remembered the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting Tuesday at the singer's concert in Miami, a gig attended by many survivors of the deadly massacre at the Orlando LGBTQ+ nightclub.

Madonna performs on her Celebration Tour in London

Madonna herself invited the survivors of the Pulse shooting as well as family members of those killed in the June 12, 2016 mass shooting that left 49 people dead and injured over 50 more.

"I want to draw attention to that moment because nightclubs and music and dance are what bring us together," Madonna told the crowd. "They shouldn't be places or things that we do that bring us sadness and tragedy and murder and death and pain and suffering and trauma. But unfortunately, human beings are still stuck in some kind of a rut."

Madonna, who called the Pulse shooting "the biggest terrorist attack on America after 9/11," then pointed out the survivors and family members in the crowd.

"I will always stand for the gays, always, because the gays have always stood for me," she continued. "I'm very emotional about this. I make dance music. My job is to bring people together, to make people dance, to make people happy, to not judge. This shit is not supposed to happen. Don't forget about it."

Tuesday's concert was The Celebration Tour's third and final concert in Miami; the trek will next move to Austin, Texas and Mexico City before concluding with a record-setting free show on May 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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