Thursday, 22 May 2008

In The Press: Tickets for Madonna gig on sale in UK

The tickets have gone on sale for Madonna's 27-date world tour which kicks off in Cardiff in August. A tickets agency in the city said there had been a queue of people waiting for their doors to open at 0900 BST. The head of marketing at the Millennium Stadium said they were "delighted" Madonna was starting her tour there. "As she's starting her world tour here, it's placing a tremendous focus on Cardiff," Gwyn Dolphin from the stadium said. "This is the second time Madonna has performed here, it shows it's a good venue and a good location." He expected the concert to be a sell out with around 50,000 attending and Mr Dolphin said having the choice to open or close the roof gave them added flexibility. Madonna's only other UK date for the Sticky & Sweet Tour is in Wembley, London. Tim Rich managing director from Ticketline UK said: "There sales have been very brisk with people coming through the doors and calling on the phone. "It's great for Cardiff and south Wales that Madonna's bringing her visual and audio extravaganza here. In 2006 she came to the Millennium Stadium with her Confessions Tour, which was I think the highest grossing tour for a female at the time," he added. He said there was a limit of six tickets per person - with prices ranging from £55 to £150. The star celebrates her 50th birthday on 16 August, days only before the concert in Cardiff on 23 August. The tour will stop in major cities across Europe including London and Paris, as well as cities in the US. From BBC News.

Hard Candy Ranking Countrywise

The greatness of the madonna’s album ‘Hard Candy’ is that it’s not only famous in one or two country but also the sales of ‘Hard Candy’ has taken a great record and almost in all of the coutry the album has taken at the position of 1st or 2nd. Following is list of Hard Candy Album position according to country.

Argentina 1, Italy 1, Australia 1, Japan 1, Austria 1, Mexico 2, New Zealand 5, Brazil 2, The Netherlands 1, Canada 1, Norway 1, Portugal 1, Finland 1, Slovakia 1,France 1, South Korea 1, Germany 1, Spain 1, Hungary 1, Switzerland 1, Ireland 1, Taiwan 5, Italy 1, United Kingdom 1, United States 1

From the above statistics we can easily find the popularity of this album. The good news for the fans of Madoona is that due to its popularity of Hard Candy and for the sake of her loving friend has announced a world tour that is going to begin from Millenium Stadium, Cardiff.

About Madonna's Album Hard Candy

Hard Candy is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna and was released first on 25 April 2008 by Warner Bros. Records. It was her last studio album to be released under her contract with Warner Bros. April 26 was the release date in Australia but many retailers chose to sell the album two days early on April 24, while a select few European countries saw the album's release on April 25; on 28 April 2008 in the United Kingdom, Brazil and most other European countries, and on 29 April 2008 in the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Canada.
The album has an overall hip-hop/pop feel, while remaining a pop/dance record at heart. The Sun quoted a source as saying:

“It’s not all hip-hop though, there are a lot of producers from a lot of genres in there. It could be her most ambitious project yet.”

Madonna has gone on the record many times in the last month, stating that she will indeed embark on a fall tour to go with the album. Possible dates leaked on May 7, 2008, stating that the tour would begin on August 23, 2008 in Cardiff, Wales. She will be doing several small performances to promote the album on the Hard Candy Promo Tour.

Remarkable Success for Madonna’s ‘Hard Candy’

Madonna’s album ‘Hard Candy’ is now in the position #1 on Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and Mariah Carey’s album E=MC2 is now in the second spot. From this success, a lot of opponents of Madonna can see that madonna is still number one in the wolrd of music. A list of top 10 Billboard Albums are given below:

Here is a look at the top 10 Billboard Albums.
Hard Candy - Madonna
E=MC2 - Mariah Carey
Spirit - Leona Lewis
Lyfe Change - Lyfe Jennings
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge - Def Leppard
Rising Down - The Roots
Third - Portishead
Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
Now 27 - Various Artists
Greatest Hits: Limited Edition - Tim McGraw

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Reviews: Madonna New Album 'Hard Candy'

Jackie, London

Hi tony tapwater, I bet you wouldn't mind a night with the "deluded 40 something who still thinks she looks good without hardly any clothes on" do I detect a hint of jealousy??? I think she looks brilliant, and I bet you look like the back end of a bus

Ash, UK

This album is brilliant. Ok...the sound she has put out isn't a new or one of her re-invention types as usual...but i think its exactly what was expected of Madonna - the pop star - not hip-hop or r n b musician - so for someone like this, who is also 50 in August to put out such fresh, and catchy music is pretty damn good! and i know she doesn't have the best voice either...but she CAN actually sing tho. It's not like she sounds like that muppet Britney Spears is it. :) Go Madge. HARD CANDY DESERVES TO STAY AT NO.1.

London england

i fink atleast madonna can sing unlyk u lot!!! bill and ben

Michael; Chicago, Il

I, honestly, love the album! I do hate however when I went to purchase it on Itunes many people commented on how she is about to be 50 and is singing music like this. Although Mick Jagger and The Rollingstones, Cher, and a few other pop icons like the those two who are over 60 and are performing like their 20! I love this new album! My particular favorites are; Give It 2 Me, Miles Away, Devil Wouldn't Recogize you, Heartbeat, and Beat Goes On!! In conclusion I believe it will do a lot better than people predict and much better than Mariah Carey's new album!!!

Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour Europe

What do you call a 50-year-old woman who releases her 11th big smash hit studio album and goes on tour to play for close to forty sold out stadiums throughout the world?
Or just Madonna.
The unstoppable pop icon Madonna has announced the dates for her brand new world tour to promote her new big-selling album Hard Candy. The travelling super star's parade kicks off at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium in Wales on 23 August 2008, then onto the continent with shows in:

  • Nice at Stade Charles Ehrmann on 26 August
  • Berlin at Olympic Stadium on 28 August
  • Amsterdam Arena on 2 September
  • Dusseldorf LTU Arena on 4 September
  • Rome Olympic Stadium on 6 September
  • Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena on 9 September

Madonna will finish up the European leg of Sticky & Sweet with a massive blow-out at London Wembley arena on 11 September and finally at the Stade de France in Paris on 20 September. The tour will then take on the US and Canada before going south for concerts in Mexico and throughout South America.
Tickets officially go on sale this Friday, 16 May. These are sure to sell out in no time. But don't worry if you miss out at the box office, we always have tickets - that's what we do.