Sure, they got their starts in the decade of decadence, but Madonna and Prince have each been going strong for over 30 years – and neither shows any signs of stopping. More importantly, both have just announced tours to support their new albums and tickets are onsale today. The “me” decade might even have been the “we” decade for these two musicians; they were briefly linked romantically sometime around 1985, but their split must have been acrimonious, as they have thrown verbal jabs at one another in the press since.
Tickets for Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour are onsale today, as well. Her first time hitting the road in three years will see Madge making at least 20 North American stops in the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 12 in Europe. The Rebel Heart album and its first single, Living for Love, have received a warm critical welcome, with business insiders proclaiming the album and tour a return to Madonna’s dance-pop roots after MDNA failed to hit home with consumers. Check out her tour dates to see when the Rebel Heart hits a venue near you!
His Purpleness, in a style suiting his flair for the dramatic, has held off on announcing the specifics of his 2015 tour until now. The eccentric and multi-talented musician kicks off the US leg of his Hit and Run tour this week with a show in Louisville, KY on March 14. The venue has just been announced to be the Louisville Palace, and tickets are onsale Monday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. Prince crisscrossed Europe for much of 2014, playing spontaneous shows to support both his solo album Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum, his debut with 3rdEyeGirl, and now takes his show stateside. Don’t miss your chance to see the artist formerly and currently known as Prince. Check the Prince page often to see when he might add another spontaneous show! Tickets for Prince shows are almost as elusive as the musician himself, so be sure to check back often to see when seats are available.
Madonna has released countless hits since her debut self-titled album dropped in 1983. She’s made so many classics that one may argue there isn’t one popular Madonna song that trumps the rest. However, if you’re trying to weed out one song that stands out, there is, in fact, an answer. That crown goes to “Take a Bow,” which was featured on her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories. "Take a Bow" takes the cake as Madonna’s most popular song, with a seven-week run atop the Hot 100 in 1995.
Have you missed Madonna? Then you won't have to wait much longer to see her on tour again. The Queen of Pop has announced a new tour in support of her latest album, Rebel Heart, which will be released in North America on Tuesday, March 10. A globe-spanning schedule has been mapped out, including plenty of dates in the United States. In addition to those concerts, Madonna will tour Canada, as well as Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and many other European countries. Tickets will begin to go on sale next Monday, March 9.
Madonna's last tour, the MDNA Tour in 2012, was the 12th biggest concert tour of that year here at TicketNetwork.com*. It was also the third largest pop tour of 2012 on our site, beat out only by One Direction, Justin Bieber, and Big Time Rush. That's clearly a testament to the staying power Madonna has enjoyed throughout the years. Judging by the number one dance chart position of Rebel Heart's lead single, "Living for Love," fans are ready for more Madonna. Soon they'll get their opportunity to see her perform live!
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The following is a guest article by Doris Schmidt.
"More material, girl!"
That was critics' best advice to Madonna as she flashed her thong-enhanced bottom and exposed acres of bustier-boosted cleavage on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. When she took the stage to perform “Living for Love,” the grande dame of pop music seemed to be up to her old tricks: Fishnet stockings? Check. Horned, bare-chested dancers? Check. Levitation? Check.
What could be wrong with that? Madonna was playing the provocateur, as she has done so well for more than three decades. But that was precisely the problem. After all, this was the diva known as Madonna, Mother of Reinvention. She’s been praised by music magazines and marketing gurus alike for her quick-change artistry; the Los Angeles Times even named her "the world’s most famous chameleon."