51 posts categorized "STICKY & SWEET"

Feb 24 2010
Mashed Hits Comments (2)
Tool086_packshot_175px Fans of Sticky & Sweet might be excited to hear that the show-stopping "Like a Prayer"/"Feels Like Home" mash-up will be commercially released.

"Feels Like a Prayer" by Meck feat. Dino already has mixes. As a friend notes, no Madonna vocals are heard in the snippets...?

Jan 12 2010
March: Out Like A Lion Comments (10)

As previously speculated on various Madonna sites, her entertainment marathon—Sticky & Sweet—will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD in March after all: March 30!

LOS ANGELES, CA -- January 12, 2009 -- 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. 

Nov 22 2009
Get Cheeky Comments (6)
Steven Klein gets cheeky with Madonna. 
Sep 22 2009
SCOOP: Sticky & Sweet's U.S Premiere Will Be EPIX! Comments (0)


It's not announced yet and some details may change, but it appears that Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour will debut on October 2 on the service Epix—online and on air.

There's a chance that, to sweeten the deal, Epix will secure some of the songs she only performed during this year's European leg of the tour.

Also, unless anything's changed, VH1 Classic will devote Friday, September 25, to Madonna, showing tons of videos and the films Desperately Seeking Susan, Shanghai Surprise, Truth Or Dare and other stuff.
Sep 05 2009
Black Party Comments (9)


Ugh, I don't love seeing Madonna cozying up to Netanyahu, (she's no Jane Fonda) but she did make sure to also visit the opposition leader while in Israel. What she didn't do, despite speechifying about how it would be so great if everyone could live in peace in Israel, was visit any Palestinians.

Politics aside...she looks gorgeous and natural. And can't TimesOnline see??? That's not Madonna's child-bridegroom Jesus Luz, it's her manager Guy Oseary.
Sep 02 2009
The Next Liza Comments (11)


Well, thankfully Madonna hasn't been much of a Judy Garland in that she's still alive, but her launching of Lourdes—a total mini-me—makes me think we have the next Liza Minnelli on our hands! Lourdes joined Mama onstage for her Tel Aviv Sticky & Sweet stop. Video after the jump...

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Aug 27 2009
My Boo Comments (2)

That story about Madonna being booed for defending gypsies (and don't forget homosexuals!) in Romania was completely overhyped. Check out the video. Yes, there are some boos, but mainly because some of them are close to the camera. If you listen to the audience, overall there is a smattering of boos and cheers and sense of confusion on how to reaction. Hardly raucous and certainly she is not drowned out by "thousands" of boos.

UPDATE: This video, from a different spot, reveals very, very limited booing and lots of cheers. Plus a well-received "You Must Love Me" performance. WTF, media?:

Jul 31 2009
Sticky & Sweet When Wet Comments (7)

An acquaintance of mine attended Madonna's Sticky & Sweet show in Oslo last night and reports that it was an absolute downpour throughout. Apparently, the people working backstage feared Madonna could not possibly go back out each time she left the stage...but she did, completing the entire show in soaking-wet conditions.

From the video above, you can see (and hear) Madonna valiantly singing through the dousing. A hilarious picture from a Norwegian paper reveals her PUC who accompanied her for parts of the show (which was truncated only in parts, such as abbreviated choreography on the slippery stage):

Jul 28 2009
A Shot In The Dark Comments (2)


Madonna just "rehearsed parts of 'Revolver'" ahead of her Oslo Sticky & Sweet performance. Wild guess: Perhaps this is the surprise she's promised the Norwegians?
Jul 17 2009
She'll Remember Comments (7)


At her Udine gig, Madonna tearfully remembered the two men who lost their lives working to build her stage for her Marseilles show. In all, over 30 were injured during the construction tragedy. By all accounts, this has devastated Madonna, who was said to have spent an hour crying in her car after soundcheck in Udine. (This kind of mishap is relatively rare despite the grandiosity of her stage; fans I spoke with could only remember two other similar occasions where major injuries or worse had occurred in her 24 years of touring.)

My friend Giulio, who attended the show, said:

"She was nervous and tense and wouldn't sing any of the 'I'm not sorry!'s in 'Human Nature.' Then the warmth of the audience slowly got her to feel better. She said, 'Italians do it better!' three times. Before 'You Must Love Me,' she made a passionate speech and started crying FOR REAL. Guy O[seary, her manager,] in the pit filmed. Will surely put it online. Then she did the song in the most beautiful way ever. It began with sobbing, then got stronger. Audience absolutely silent, then started singing from the second verse with her and gave the warmest applause at the end.

"She later dedicated the show to the two dead workers and delivered a very intense 'Ray of Light.' She was upset and confused in 'Give It To Me.' Very touching. She truly was committed to bringing life, light and inspiration. Even though in a tragic situation, I feel blessed to have witnessed this show and to have been a part of it, receiving a lot and giving some back to her. Life is precious and beautiful."

Two videos of her speech and full text after the jump...

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