16 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
MADONNA is to kick off her first world tour in three years – hot on the heals of her big comeback album.
Set to start in late 2019, the tour is sure to take in big British venues and comes after the Queen of Pop confirmed her 14th album will drop this year.
Madge points out that there’s another tour on the horizon
Megastar Madge’s career has spanned four decades — and sources say she plans to go all out on the tour.
An industry source said: “Madonna is really excited about performing her new music and has spared no expense with the production.
“There will be the usual army of dancers, slick lighting and even some pyrotechnics.
“She might be 60 but she works incredibly hard to keep her body in the best shape possible and plans to show it off in some amazing outfits, so fans can expect an array of dramatic costume changes.
Bra-vo! Madonna is touring again at 60
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“Of course she’ll treat revellers to a few of her classic hits too. She adores performing and loves to see her fans.
“She’s hugely professional and always puts on a mind-blowing show. It’s going to be the hottest ticket in town.”
In October Madonna revealed she was putting the final touches to her album — and working on her MDNA Skin beauty range.
She said: “I’m finishing my record, which I’m going to release next year. Yep, in between rose mist spray and serums, I’m actually making music. Can’t quit my day job.”
The Like A Virgin singer can still rock fishnets
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The tour is her first since her £120million-plus-grossing Rebel Heart Tour, which blasted off in September 2015 — just a few months after the star took a tumble while performing at the Brits, due to her cape.
Of her tours the star has said: “I’ve done so many shows — world tours, stadiums, sports arenas — that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too.”
Hopefully, her elaborate costumes won’t include any cloaks.
The tours: 1985 – 2015
Our standout moments from Madge’s 30 years of touring . . .
1985: The Virgin – as she strips off at the end of Material Girl, her dad marches on stage and drags her off it, in a pre-rehearsed skit.
Things are looking up as Madonna prepares to release her 14th album
1990: Blonde Ambition – described by Rolling Stone as a “sexually provocative extravaganza”, the two-hour set sees Madonna simulate self pleasuring and debut her cone corset.
1993: The Girlie Show – rides a flying glitter ball into the audience, Miley Cyrus style.
Insiders say no expense is being spared in preparation for another song and dance extravaganza
2008: Sticky & Sweet – features pals including Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears dancing and singing on giant screens.
2015: Rebel Heart – successfully re-enacts her now famous staircase routine, which had caused her to take a tumble backwards at the Brits a few months earlier.
The forthcoming world tour is set to include Madonna’s trademark pyrotechnics
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Kim’s blotto baby blabbing
Kim Kardashian has admitted she was drunk when she revealed her latest baby news – and she must’ve had a few when deciding on this outfit.
The reality star confirmed her fourth child with rapper Kanye West will be a boy on US show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
Kim was apparently in a purple haze when she announced her baby news
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She said: “I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party and told some people. I can’t remember who I told because I never get drunk.”
Kim appeared on the show with sisters Kourtney and Khloe who wore slightly less lairy black and white outfits respectively.
They confessed, like Kim, to taking ecstasy.
Khloe said: “I’ve done it with Kim before.”
Khloe Kardashian was on the US show Watch What Happens with Kim
Along with her sisters Kim and Khloe, Kourtney Kardashian confessed to taking ecstacy
And Kourtney admitted: “I have. But I don’t think I did it with you two. I think I would kill myself.”
That might explain a lot about that family.
[boxout headline=”bizbit”]Lauren Laverne, Frank Bruno, Big Narstie and Frankie Bridge will field calls for lending company Zopa’s FeelGood Hotline next Wednesday (020 3954 1844) to spread joy in the miserable month of January.
Posh nosh on Moss’s big bash
Kate Moss’s 45th birthday bash of course had a star-studded guest list
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With posh Chinese grub, booze on tap and a star-studded guest list, supermodel Kate Moss made sure her 45th birthday bash went off in style.
She partied the night away at China Tang in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday with her boyfriend Count Nikolai Von Bismarck and some of her closest A-list pals, including Liv Tyler, Meg Mathews and Stella McCartney.
She was filmed blowing out the candles on a huge cake, decorated with her Vogue magazine covers and “No fee, no me!” icing.
She left the bash with Nikolai – and some hired helpers who had to lug her mountain of presents to her car.
Selfie time for Kate and her designer pal Stella McCartney
Kate’s very own Moss covered birthday cake
After the after-party, Kate finds herself waking up with Rita Ora
Rita Ora couldn’t make the do but shared a sexy snap on Instagram of the pair in bed. She told Kate: “You do so much for so many, here’s to your day!
“You deserve the world! I love you always and forever and I’m so happy to call you my friend.”
[boxout headline=”bizbit”]Keith Richards has announced a 30th anniversary reissue of his first solo album Talk Is Cheap.
He said of the record, out on March 29: “The album holds up, I really admire it. We were having fun and you can hear it.”
Saara’s song to thaw ice judges
Saara Alto shows she has the X Factor, even on skates
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Just getting the skates on for Dancing On Ice seems hard enough to me.
But Saara Aalto is planning on making her routine ten times harder on Sunday – by becoming the show’s first contestant to sing and skate at the same time.
The X Factor runner-up will perform Let It Go, from Frozen, while dressed as queen Elsa.In an exclusive interview, she said: “I’ve recorded my own version so I’m going to be skating to my own singing on the ice – live.”
The routine with pro partner Hamish Gaman reduced coach Karen Barber to tears in rehearsals. Saara added: “She didn’t know I was about to sing, then when I started she began to suddenly cry. It just blew her away.”
Saara and her skate partner Hamish Gaman say it with jazz hands
Saara will be hoping it has the same impact on Jason Gardiner.
Her version of Let It Go is available to stream/ download from tomorrow.
Cardi B is clearly feeling blue in this screen grab
Cardi B shows off her good jeans as she dons double denim in a steamy new snap.
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[boxout headline=”bizmeter” featured-image=”3639603″]Mariah Carey is suing her former personal assistant, who she claims recorded her doing “embarrassing” things in secret videos and trying to blackmail her.
According to US court documents, the singer alleges Lianna Azarian threatened to release the clips unless she was paid up to £6million.
After being banned from driving again, Katie Price has put her pink Suzuki Vitara “Barbie” jeep up for sale.
She has listed her over-the-top wheels on eBay, where it already has bids of more than £10,000. She wrote on Instagram: “When I get my licence back, new car, fresh start.”
They were legally married in September but Justin Bieber and his model wife Hailey are now in wedding planning mode again after sending “save the date” invitations for a ceremony to mark their nuptials.
The bash will be on February 28, but guests have yet to be told the location.
Ed Sheeran has written hits for Little Mix, Westlife and Anne-Marie in the past few months and now he can now add Bryan Adams to that list, having crafted the title track from his new album Shine A Light.
It also sees Bryan collaborate with Jennifer Lopez.[/boxout]