Posts posted by HavenHigh
She clearly has the time of her life performing Candy Shop!
In some ways it does seem more "general". I don't think there was anything "personal" on COADF that hadn't already been on AL.
Well maybe Like It Or Not, it was closer to Human Nature than anything on American Life.
Let It Will Be and How High just continued the "fame sucks" theme...
Shes moving a lot better at the second night
and how hot is this outfit
she also changed her boots to this shoes
This performance is literally life itself.
Are all the high quality videos of Music & Candy Shop muted?
I bet something happened along the way and M decided to scrap both totally.
But hey LAV was replaced by LS last time.
Do we even know they were rehearsed? Neither of them were teased by her, nor News of M ever mentioned them.
Love Spent did not replace LAV, only at one show I think, they were performed together most of the time.
It just looks very "17 year old girl from Oklahoma going to prom" - especially in LAV.
I think that's exactly the point in that segment, i.e. Greased Lightning version of Body Shop.
As for S.E.X. interlude missing footage, isn't it more possible that it was simply scrapped?
That's fairly typical for her tours (except for RIT). If anything, hits are less important in the beginning because everyone is excited to see M and is overwhelmed with the visuals. The second half is where you need to stack hits, and that's exactly what she did.
Yeah most of her tours are like that, MDNA Tour, TGS, CT etc, she always starts out with mostly new stuff.
Thankfully this tour does not have a "new album free" segment like RIT or (initially) MDNA Tour.
Four acts according to Arianne Philips:
Act 1: Samurai Warrior
Act 2: Rockabilly meets Tokyo
Act 3: Latin (first matador, then gypsy)
Act 4: Party (Harlem-flapper-meets-Paris-in-the-Twenties)
No sketch of the second costume?
In act 1 and 3 she seems to have costume changes though as Matador and Gypsy are separate costumes.
News of M posted the setlist without Ghosttown & Deeper And Deeper:
Bitch I'm Madonna
Vogue (+Holy water)
HeartBreak City - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
SEX (Justify My Love)
Living For Love
La Isla Bonita
Music (Get Stupid)
La Vie En Rose
Who's That Girl
OMG @ the last section being a flapper theme with her in crystals!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!
So there is no actual "Roaring Twenties" segment then if that costume is for the finale?
http://wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/madonna-designer-costume-rebel-heart-tour-10211945/First Look: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour Designer Costume Sketches
The costume designer Arianne Phillips was in London in late February when she heard through the grapevine about a designer who was just beginning to get people’s attention: Alessandro Michele.
The 42-year-old Roman had just shown two collections in quick succession after his appointment as Gucci creative director and suddenly found himself the toast of the fashion world.
Meanwhile, Phillips, an in-demand costume designer for the movies, a veteran of Tom Ford’s “A Single Man” and an Academy Award nominee for “Walk the Line,” had just started preparing for her biggest project of the year: the months-long, all-consuming head trip known as a Madonna world tour.
In a nice bit of kismet, or a psychic connection, Michele himself was somewhere in Florence working, unprompted, on a gift for Madonna when Phillips reached out to Gucci to contribute costumes to the tour.
“The energy was just out there,” Phillips says.
When Madonna opens her “Rebel Heart” tour on Sept. 9 in Montreal, she will do so in Michele’s Gucci. And Prada and Jeremy Scott’s Moschino and Alexander Wang and Fausto Puglisi. Pop stars “collaborate,” to borrow an overused phrase, with designers all the time, mainly on red-carpet appearances.
But few can command at will, or use as prominently, marquee designers like these quite like the Material Girl, a unique position she’s enjoyed ever since she made a certain Parisian enfant terrible synonymous with a cone bra. More so than her peers, or her wannabes, Madonna has made high fashion an integral part of her music videos and tours, bestowing on designers the full force of her megawatt celebrity. Has anyone else worn Givenchy to the Super Bowl? When she calls, designers listen.
“She opened the door for all the pop girls out there today, many of whom I dress and who do respect her and give her props,” says Scott. “We all owe her a debt of gratitude.”
Plus, haven’t you heard her latest single? “She’s Madonna!” says Alexander Wang. “It goes without explanation, she’s iconic.” Michele adds simply: “I am crazy about her.”
A couple of weeks ago, Phillips was on her way to Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, N.Y., where Madonna is rehearsing, to work on costumes that were still not quite finished. Wang, for instance, was making alterations to his look, a long-sleeve mini in basketball mesh, because of last-minute changes in the production. Gucci had its last fitting a week later.
“For her, the performance comes first. She has to be able to dance and move and feel comfortable in it,” Wang says.
“[Madonna] doesn’t really finalize any of the designs until 100 percent of the choreography is set,” Phillips says. “It’s a real back-and-forth conversation and it’s a brutal process for most fashion designers. You’re hanging in the balance while all the practical aspects are worked out, like the choreography and the quick-changes.”
Not that Phillips sounds concerned. She’s gone through five of these marathons, each one larger than the last — this one has 28 performers; an average of 10 costume changes for 20 dancers, six for the background singers, four for the band and Madonna’s own eight full looks — and she knows it always comes down to the last minute.
By now, she’s been working on the tour on and off since December, when she organized her design team. She didn’t reach out to designers until April, when a working set list and the show’s usual four-act structure began to take shape.
Madonna’s conduit to the industry, Phillips is a longtime insider who can play the boss’ eyes and ears on the street and intuit her wishes. It was her job to design most of the show and then figure out the flourishes, which old collaborators to leave out and which new ones — accessories designers Lynn Ban and the Brit Rachel Freire — to bring into the fold.
“A stylist is like being a yenta. My job is finding out what’s relevant and what’s appropriate for the story Madonna’s trying to tell,” Phillips says.
She took the reins of the first act — a Joan of Arc-inspired section similar to the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed cover art of the “Rebel Heart” album — and devised a series of costumes referencing liturgical fabrics and a recent exhibition of samurai armor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Dancing nuns on stripper poles also make an appearance during this act. It wouldn’t be a Madonna show otherwise.
Miuccia Prada, who created original Prada and Miu Miu footwear for previous tours, was asked to design costumes as well this time around for the show’s second section. Her response? Rockabilly
“Nothing we do is literal. Everything is a mash-up,” Phillips says.
It’s in the third act, the Latin quarter if you will, that things get really twisted. Puglisi and the Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran created more of the same matador-inspired looks that appeared in the music video and live performances of single “Living for Love.” But then, there’s the showstopper: Michele.
After finding out about him, Phillips inhaled his first two collections for Gucci: “I was completely blown away. I love his hand. His clothes are lyrical and feminine and they tell stories. I didn’t know him, but I felt there would be this synergy to have them together.” Boy, was there.
Michele imagines Madonna in full-blown “La Isla Bonita” mode, a mysterious gypsy wrapped in her fringed manila shawl, hiding behind her flamenco hat, lace and jacquard bodysuit and multicolor skirt.
“That’s a real highlight,” Phillips says breathlessly. Michele might have been working on his spring show simultaneously, but he had to make time for Madonna: “Now that I have had the chance to see her working, I truly understand why she is so grand!” he says, just as breathlessly.
To end things with a bang, Madonna enlisted Jeremy Scott, fashion’s resident club kid, for the party section. She has worked with Scott intermittently since the early Aughts, but perhaps picking up on his ascendance in the public eye since his appointment at Moschino — not to mention his relationship with Miley Cyrus, et al — she brought him back into her orbit to work recently on several high-profile looks, including ones for her “Bitch I’m Madonna” music video.
“Madonna is often like a director,” he says, comparing her to younger pop starlets. “She has a vision and you get behind her to achieve that vision.”
Scott’s mandate was to come up with an homage to Harlem-flapper-meets-Paris-in-the-Twenties and several weeks after their joint appearance at the Costume Institute gala, he had the look: a blinding finale dress employing thousands of Swarovski crystals because, Scott says, “no showgirl would be complete without crystals.”
Phillips has finished recounting all the costumes and late nights in the run-up to the opening when she arrives on Long Island. Before she goes in, she pauses to savor the spectacle of that Moschino sparkler.
“We don’t need a disco ball,” she says. “We have Madonna in costume.”
So there are 4 segments? Body Shop is the first interlude or what?
So it seems Drowned and Rama woke up because they realized News of M did not post BS and they both said NOTHING AT ALL...
So is Illuminati her political statement piece?
Wasn't it literally screaming for it?
RIT version is still closer to the TIC version because of the drums during the verses...
How far in will we get the "ALRIGHT *insert city*"
It's important things like this I am looking forward too
*greeting vocodered to fuck*
After the first song like on MDNA Tour.
It was so weird she did not greet the audience till Express Yourself on RIT...
In what way its stage was more elaborate than the last ones ? I don't get it.
Did you see the show? Different stage setup, more stage props and just a small video screen. Then the RIT went almost full on empty stage with huge backdrops behind her.
But DWT was her most theatrical tour and its stage was way more elaborate than the last four tours, so hopefully those comparisons are valid!
So going by what Tony said, this tour will be similar to Drowned World, AWESOME!!!
Surely he does not mean the lack of hits though!
Yeah this is the best ever, not a "let's sing and clap along" dance number, I blame Shep for turning the track into that!
Since she worked with Andre Betts and Shep Pettibone on Erotica after working with them on The Immaculate Collection, I expected her to continue that pattern after Celebration. I wanted her to work with Paul Oakenfold on MDNA the same way she worked with Stuart Price on Confessions. I think that would've been awesome!!
But if Madonna has taught us anything over the years, it's always to expect the unexpected!
Well Benny Benassi remixed Celebration and everyone expected him to produce her next album and it happened...
That fake setlist picture was posted here like 4 months ago!
I think MadonnaTribe knows everything about the tour but they are holding the info and will probably leak it days before the opening night.
This week we need at least a good confirmation.
Doubt they will leak it, these big international websites seem to be very careful since leak-gate last year...
Both Arianne and Laura might be just trolling with those pictures, pretending they are giving out hints.
SEX video interlude question
in ARCHIVE - Madonna
Already discussed in other threads. Most likely it was scrapped, she teased those images like two months ago at least, doubtful they would work on an interlude video that long.