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  • Originally posted by fridakahlo View Post
    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (4100 Capacity)
    Nov 07 - 180 tickets left (96 % sold)
    Nov 09 - 229 tickets left (94 % sold)
    Nov 10 - 230 tickets left (94 % sold)
    This is COMPLETELY WRONG. Don’t spread lies.


    • Yes also you can charge a lot more for Theater shows because all the seats are close to the stage. Theres no way she could charge 250+ for the back of an arena. It makes little sense to compare them.


      • One 2-hour arena show grosses $4m meaning she makes $2m per hour


        Seven 2-hour theater shows gross $5m = $0.36m per hour


        • Another rave review for the Madonna Madame X Tour from the San Francisco Chronicle. �� They review her show at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.
          The website blocks some users from outside the U.S. Below is the text from the article.

          Review: Madonna, battling a cold and bad knee, brings fury to late night Madame X concert

          The pop icon put on a spectacular show on the final night of her Golden Gate Theatre residency in San Francisco

          Aidin Vaziri November 6, 2019

          Updated: November 6, 2019, 4:41 am

          It’s a wonder Madonna was ever able to play in vast arenas and stadiums.

          At the Golden Gate Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 5, performing the final date of her three-night Madame X tour residency in San Francisco, the 61-year-old singer seemed to take note of every little distraction in the room: the light-up flower crown someone was wearing in the 18th row; the exit door on the left side of the building that opened and closed a few times when a couple people dared go to the restroom; even the murmurs coming from the darkest corners of the balcony.

          “Don’t talk while I’m talking,” she snapped. Adding for good measure, “Don’t talk while I’m not talking.”

          To be fair, she is Madonna – a pop icon, cultural shape-shifter, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, mother, hero, survivor and so much more. She’s someone whose perennial desire for control has carried her farther than any of her peers, making her the highest-charting female musician and highest-grossing female touring musician in history.

          On Tuesday at the 2,297-capacity Golden Gate Theatre (the concert was originally scheduled for Oct. 31 but delayed due to production issues), Madonna was battling a cold, suffering from a torn ligament and had a bad knee (“and no hours of sleep,” she said), but she still put on a spectacular show.

          It was rife with bawdy humor, attitude, sex, loads of swear words and references to her private parts — basically everything you want from a Madonna concert. She demanded the same level of effort from her audience, despite inexplicably sweltering temperatures inside the theatre.

          “You’re kind of lazy — just putting that out there,” Madonna said, midway through the show. “It’s OK. Because I’m not.”

          Madonna didn’t need to wear a bedazzled patch over her left eye and cloak herself as Madame X. She didn’t need to play a late show on a school night at a small, overheated theater on a dreggy corner off Market Street. She didn’t need to run through a two-hour-plus set crammed with songs from a new album that nobody truly loves.

          But Madonna is hardly one to do things the easy way. Rather than book huge tour stacked with hits, which is what most fans who grew up with her music would have most likely preferred, she is slogging her way across the country performing long residencies in small venues in select cities, focusing almost entirely on material from her 14th studio recording, the dark and disorienting “Madame X.”

          “I have wanted to have this intimate experience with my audience for three decades,” she said on Tuesday.

          Despite the close-up environment, fans got the full Madonna spectacle, complete with 41 musicians, singers and dancers; several costume changes and video vignettes; and a lone typewriter used to clack away epitaphs for the crowd (“Artists are here to disturb the peace,” read a recurring quote from James Baldwin).

          The songs on “Madame X,” are all over the place, bouncing between trap, hip-hop, reggaeton, Latin pop and electronic dance music without quite falling, erm, into the groove. Thematically, the record is wide-reaching too – touching on the personal, political, spiritual, sensual and everything in between.

          But on stage she brought it all together, highlighting infectious new songs like “Crazy” and “I Don’t Search I Find,” alongside few choice classics such as a faithful rendition of “Vogue,” a capella singalong of “Express Yourself” and a thunderous set-closing “Like A Prayer.”

          As she glided across the stage to the retro house groove of the recent single “Crave,” featuring Swae Lee, it become clear where Katy, Miley, Britney, Gaga and Gwen all got their moves and gumption.

          For all her defiance, Madonna remains a devoted artist, who elevated each tune with a completely original production revolving around her touring ensemble and theatrical show built around a pair of movable staircases and variety of projections.

          Madonna highlighted her family at every turn, featuring oldest daughter Lourdes, 23, dancing in a dramatic video clip accompanying “Frozen;” and employing 13-year-old Mercy and 7-year-old twins Stelle and Estere as part of her live dance crew (maybe a little bit past their appropriate bed times).

          She exerted her sense of control to the audience experience, taking the stage a little after 11 p.m. and prohibiting the use of cell phones, smart watches and photography (including press, instead supplying a pair of blurry shots of the stage).

          Since its release in June, “Madame X” has sold only 90,000 copies in the US, less than half its predecessor, 2015’s “Rebel Heart,” which moved nearly 250,000 copies (and roughly 9,910,000 fewer copies than her best-seller, 1984’s “Like a Virgin”).

          This tour feels like Madonna’s attempt to reestablish herself from the ground up.

          Once a wise-cracking pair of eyebrows inseparable from the attitude and energy of New York City, she has spent the past few years dividing her time between her manor in London and a mansion in the village of Sintra, Portugal, where her teenage son David Banda attends a prestigious soccer academy.

          At one point in the concert she recreated (with a smidge of cultural appropriation) a Portuguese nightclub on the stage, for a segment that found her playing musical tourist through “Killers Who Are Partying,” a fado flavored cut from the “Madame X” album; a cover of “Sodade,” a song made famous by Cesaria Evora; and the harder-edged “Batuka,” which found her backed by an ensemble of batuque drummers and singers called Orquestra Batukadeiras.

          “You won’t see this anywhere else, no siree,” she said.

          For the encore song, “I Rise,” the screen behind her came alive with recent news footage of protests and marches in solidarity with the resist movement, but as Madonna sang the verses it became apparent that the song was as much about her as current events: “I managed to survive/ Freedom’s what you choose to do with what’s been done to you.”

          The last standing icon from pop’s halcyon days (her closest contemporaries, Michael Jackson, Prince and George Michael each died young) Madonna not only remains alive but she is embracing every moment of her existence.

          “Nobody is anybody’s bitch,” she said. “I can’t spell it out any clearer than that.”

          She meant it.

          Madonna: The Madame X Tour setlist

          Act I
          1. God Control
          2. Dark Ballet
          3. Human Nature
          4. Express Yourself (a capella)

          Act II
          5. Vogue
          6. I Don’t Search I Find
          7. Papa Don’t Preach
          8. American Life

          Act III
          9. Batuka
          10. Fado Penchincha (Isabel de Oliveira cover)
          11. Killers Who Are Partying
          12. Crazy
          13. La Isla Bonita/Welcome to my Fado Club
          14. Sodade (Cesária Évora cover)
          15. Medellín
          16. Extreme Occident

          Act IV
          17. Frozen
          18. Come Alive
          19. Future

          Act V
          20. Crave (Tracy Young Remix)
          21. Like a Prayer

          22. I Rise
          "Complaining is an advertisement for stupidity"


          • Wow that part about MX album sales was not only wrong but 100% shady. It sold more then 90,000 in its first week. Also, what was the point of bringing up Like a Virgin sales? Anyway, good grosses and stellar reviews are the most important thing.


            • The tone “ She didn’t need to run through a two-hour-plus set crammed with songs from a new album that nobody truly loves”


              • My article/review was published online. I request that all fans visit the site and check out the article, read if you have the time, etc. so it becomes my most-viewed/-visited article of 2019. 🤩

                I know some have posted a link on Facebook and Twitter, and I will be doing so tomorrow. I was going to add the Chicago grosses, but as I attended the NYC shows, I think the mention of those grosses is sufficient. The "bass line" has been deleted from the "Vogue" mention in "I Don't Search I Find," so good on that end.

                So, I ask... everybody spread the word... Much thanks.



                • That review was far from spectacular, it was shady as hell
                  Cha Cha Instructor


                  • Originally posted by cindycgy View Post
                    One 2-hour arena show grosses $4m meaning she makes $2m per hour


                    Seven 2-hour theater shows gross $5m = $0.36m per hour
                    Wow, stretch a lot? Nobody in their right mind would compare a theater show to an arena/stadium tour like this obviously. LOL.
                    I have received many gifts from God,
                    but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess

                    Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie


                    • Why hasn't the first page been updated?
                      "Complaining is an advertisement for stupidity"


                      • First Vegas show tonight. Is it sold out?
                        Cha Cha Instructor


                        • Las Vegas

                          Nov 07 - 18 tickets left
                          Nov 09 - 22 tickets left
                          Nov 10 - 76 tickets left

                          Total capacity: 12,300
                          Tickets left: 116
                          (99.05% sold out)


                          • Show in Vegas last night started at midnight

                            “Madonna fans are the worst !!”


                            • She's out of her mind
                              Cha Cha Instructor


                              • Originally posted by CandyShop View Post
                                Show in Vegas last night started at midnight

                                She is literally throwing her entire legacy directly to the trash. I wonder if she got tired of being loved and admired. Might have a screw loose..


                                • Originally posted by CandyShop View Post
                                  Show in Vegas last night started at midnight

                                  It's Vegas tho.
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                                  • A fan from Madonna Tribe was there and lots of people left when she got stage. Some people even gave them their tickets to be in the seats closer to stage. Some people have all the luck in the world i guess
                                    Cha Cha Instructor


                                    • BY MADONNATRIBE · NOVEMBER 8, 2019

                                      MadonnaTribe Forum member SimonVenekeo shared his report from the first Madame X evening in Las Vegas, a rough show with a 12 AM start time – a new record for Madame X – that led to lot of people leaving and lots of heckling throughout the show.
                                      Madonna sounded like she had the sniffles so flu is still in effect.

                                      The Polaroid selfie moment was all over the place. The first bid was $1,800, the second was $3,000 but the original bidder said it wasn’t all there. The third bid was ‘$5-6 thousand’, to which Madonna replied ‘You don’t know?’, someone offered their watch and then someone tried to give her all $1’s. The guy who offered $5-6 thousand was a pizza guy named Anthony who she referenced a few more times. The beer moment was at the stairs again.

                                      Tonight, Friday, is a day off. Madame X will return on the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two more date on Saturday and Sunday night.

                                      Thanks to our Forum member SimonVenekeo, click here to check his full report – and add yours if you were at the Colosseum last night!
                                      "Complaining is an advertisement for stupidity"


                                      • It's very nice to be the first one to open a thread, but keep it updated, that's a whole lot of trouble I guess...
                                        "Complaining is an advertisement for stupidity"


                                        • This is from the same member,

                                          And with so many leaving, prior to the show we went to the ushers to ask if we could bump our spot somewhere and they let us in the front section of where standing since it was completely empty aside from one person so one section over from our original tickets. So we moved up 13 rows from M to A and then during the Fado section when I was going to the bathroom someone handed me his tickets so moved up a few more rows in the 103 section. It was interesting to take in the show from there. Seeing and hearing different sounds was really cool.

                                          To cap off the night we ended up going back to our original spot in 203 and we both got to touch her!! She exits from 102-103 to 202-203.
                                          Cha Cha Instructor


                                          • Madonna is in her favorite city (sarcasm) and...

                                            Well, she started nearly two hours late (people left). By the time she hit the stage (little pass midnight), she performed to a near hostile audience this go around. She tried (hard) to humor them up, but that was met with crickets. Now, the the real funny part, for the Polaroid bid, people were offering dollar bills (yes, singles) - Imagine the look on her face ��
                                            "Complaining is an advertisement for stupidity"


                                            • I’m guessing many of those tickets were comped to high rollers by the casinos and they came expecting a legacy setlist, not one dominated by her new album. I went to the Chicago show and it was similar here. People got up for her big hits but mostly sat on their hands during the performances from Madame X.
                                              "Complaining is an advertisement for stupidity"


                                              • Whatever, it's still very disrespectful of her to go on stage at 12 am. They should at least warn the audience beforehand so that people won't wait for 2 hours in the theatre waiting.
                                                Cha Cha Instructor


                                                • She is a complete mess. Going on stage at midnight is a total insult to fans and ticket holders. Why does she do that? Better cancel it rather than make them wait forever at midnight. She is just ugly and no class for this.
                                                  Madonna is the queen of pop and the biggest selling female music artist of all time!


                                                  • Double
                                                    Madonna is the queen of pop and the biggest selling female music artist of all time!