Madonna was interviewed on the French show Le Grand Journal a while ago, and here are the highlights.
At the beginning of the interview, Madonna addressed her BRIT Awards fall once again, saying she simply "carried on".
She then addressed current issues Europe faces and talked about those she saw herself during MDNA tour - the arrested president in Ukraine, the arrested gay fans in Russia and the swastika in France where they threatened to arrest her for that. She then said she would want to sit down and have a drink with Front National leader Marine Le Pen. "Maybe I understood her wrong, I wanna see where she's coming from."
Madonna also spoke about Hilary Clinton's presidential candidacy in the US, saying she is not sure about it, because she doesn't know all her policies, but she admires her and looks up to her. The singer also talked about ISIS and the recent destruction of art in Northern Iraq, saying that these people do not reflect the values of Quran. Asked why in one of her Instagram photos she wore a burka, she said "Why not? I like it, I wanna wear it."
Madonna also met Luz, a Charlie Hebdo chief editor who survived the terrorist attack in January. She was very moved by it and she thanked him by saying "thank you for being a freedom artist." She then sent a message to those who died saying "Your lives are not gone in vain."
"When I can't fight with art anymore, I will fight with my words and my heart."
The Queen of Pop also talked about Ghosttown, saying it's a love song about the end of the world she would like to survive and that it's about finding a person to start a new world with.
After they showed her Sister Cristina singing Like A Virgin, Madonna said: "She is a very good singer. Not bad! But... LIKE a virgin? Just saying." She then mentioned she wanted to be a nun as a child, but gave up after she learned they can't have boyfriends and have to marry Jesus.
The weather forecast was announced while doing choreography to Vogue, which Madonna praised.
Madonna talked about the cover of Rebel Heart album, saying that for her, the wire represents a fence, an obstacle that she, as an artist and freedom fighter has to fight in order to express herself and have her voice be heard; it is a symbol against oppression.
She talked about Mike Tyson and hopes for a collaboration with Stromae.
Madonna then performed a different, remix version of Living For Love with lots of choreography and GHOSTTOWN, with no dancing and a piano follow.
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Nov 7, Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
Nov 14, Stockholm, Sweden, Tele2 Arena
Nov 17, Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
Nov 21, Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour
Nov 24, Barcelona, Spain, Palau Jordi
Nov 28, Antwerpen, Belgium, Sportpaleis
Dec 1, London, UK, The O2
Dec 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Dec 9, Paris, France, Bercy
Dec 14, Manchester, UK, M.E.N.
Dec 16, Birmingham, UK, NIA
Dec 20, Glasgow, UK, SSE Hydro
Madonna starts her tour on August 29th and she will visit places she hasn't in over a decade!
As you know, this time she will only do arenas, and the tour dates are coming up today!
The tour starts in Miami's American Airlines arena and will continue through North America until October. After 25-30 shows there, Madonna will visit Europe until December, for another batch of 20-25 concerts. Additional dates likely to be added as certain shows sell out.
January and February 2016 will see the Rebel Heart tour in Asia and Australia, and those dates will be announced at the end of March 2015.
Tickets go on sale March 9 and will cost more or less the average for a Madonna tour.
It is still unclear who will her opening act be, although it is probably gonna be a DJ.
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