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.
With the announcement that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are to go glove-to-glove in Vegas on May 2, the boxing world has been all shook up. Here in the office, we’re pretty surprised, particularly given the years of speculation over whether the two welterweights would ever really get matched up. A dream fight, certainly, and one that has been close to happening since at least 2009, when rumored squabbles over drug testing methods sent a fight deal into the recycling bin. Speculation and near-misses for the last six years have led to many believing that the bout would probably never happen.
Who's now on Broadway!
Prolific and surprisingly un-nebbishy comedian, writer, and actor Larry David has brought his work to the Great White Way with Fish in the Dark, opening March 5 at the Cort Theatre. David, who made his name in entertainment as head writer and executive producer for Seinfeld, began his career in show business as a stand-up comedian. Prior to his Emmy Award-winning turn with Seinfeld, he wrote and starred in ABC’s short-lived sketch comedy variety show, Fridays, and also wrote for Saturday Night Live.
Life after Seinfeld saw David step to HBO for Curb Your Enthusiasm, a half-improv, half-scripted Seinfeld-ian jaunt through Larry David’s only partially fictionalized mind and life. HBO also produced his film Clear History, a story of a man grappling ineffectually with missing the boat when it comes to an investment opportunity.
Billed as his “return” to the stage for the “first time since eighth grade,” Fish in the Dark sees Larry David embodying Norman Drexel, a rather Larry-Davidish individual, coping with the death of a loved one. Also featuring Rita Wilson and Rosie Perez and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the play was actually inspired by the passing of the father of one of David’s friends. So far, death has offered fantastic comedic fodder, and Fish in the Dark has already earned over $13.5 million in advance sales even before opening night, which is slated for March 5.
Don’t miss Larry David’s triumphant return to the stage with Fish in the Dark, playing the Cort Theatre until June 7.