Earthlings (I was going to say "Americans," but we soooo don't have the corner on that market anymore) love nothing more than a superstar, except, perhaps, building up a superstar and then blowing them to smithereens. (Marginally related thought, you should check out The Smithereens if you have a chance.) So it is with a certain amount of trepidation that I regard Taylor Swift’s unimpeachable rise to power. And if you listen carefully to the whispers among the celebrity gossip set – whether or not the rumors are true – the rumors are stirring. And they may indeed indicate that Swift’s star has reached its zenith.
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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.