Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bink, Apr 30, 2019.
I have just created one.
Madonna has cancelled the 20th and 25th February dates in Paris. This tour has not really gone so well
Last night at Palladium - don't ask me how..
It appears that the remaining concerts from the tour have been cancelled following guidance by the French government on how to tackle the coronavirus.
So aside from the expected blu ray of the concert filmed in Lisbon it looks like the Madame X era is over.
Thank God. I don't think the album/tour were a catastrophe - the shows were well-regarded, even if I remained lukewarm toward them - but it really felt like a curse hung over Madonna the whole time.
All the bad press about the late starts, all the cancellations...
Yeah it's been a rocky road. Can you imagine what the Truth or Dare style documentary would be like if they made one!
That's not a curse; those are self-inflected wounds.
The late starts? Yeah, that's all on her.
The cancellations? I guess you could blame Madonna for "playing through pain" and apparently making her injuries worse, but I won't call that self-inflicted in the same way as those stupid late start times...
Perhaps, but one could argue that she bit off more than she could chew by scheduling so many shows on consecutive nights. Granted, maybe she thought, "I can still do it," and had to learn the hard way that she now cannot. I don't fault her for not "playing through the pain," as she is only human and you have to take care of yourself. The late starts, though, seemed to piss off a lot of people and that is all on her. Once a diva, always a diva.
I don't know the ins and outs of her injury, but from what I do know, I suspect she would've been okay with the consecutive shows if she'd not gotten hurt.
The consecutives likely exacerbated the injury and didn't allow her time to heal.
If she'd never gotten injured, I think she would've done okay, even with the consecutives...
You guys are both right. I still love the album though and I think it’s one I’ll revisit over the years. I played her debut a couple nights ago as I haven’t in a long time. It’s an iconic album to be sure, and a very respectable debut, but let’s just say she sure got better over time!
I agree. I'm glad this era is over. I hope M takes a long break to rest and recuperate. I also hope she considers a residency in the future. It doesn't have to be in Vegas. Billy Joel has been doing a residency at Madison Square Garden for years now. Madonna lives in New York, so I think that would be good for her.
But Joel also tours a fair amount. The "residency" is just 1 show a month at MSG, so it's not like he settles into a venue for 10 shows a month.
I think the "X" tour was Madonna's version of a residency.
I suspect her next tour will be more traditional. The "X" tour didn't work as hoped so I suspect the next tour will be back in arenas and ala "Reinvention" will be her mea culpa to fans...
The rainbow picture disc vinyl pressing of Madame X is now $26.82 on amazon, so I went ahead and ordered it today. It might drop even lower, but I didn't want to take any chances. Can't be that many copies of it out there.
Thanks - I grabbed a copy, too. I've had it in my cart for months and it still shows at nearly $50 when sold by Amazon, so at first I was coming up with conspiracy theories of Amazon giving different pricing to different people. For anyone else who doesn't see the price, you can get it for $26.82 from one of the other vendors, but it's a new product and fulfilled by Amazon so you don't pay the $3.99 shipping. Even better, Amazon has upped their reward for no-rush shipping, so I got $3 in digital credit as well. Pretty good deal!
Thanks for the heads up. $26 I can do, $60 was utterly ridiculous given how relatively no-frills it is for a picture disc
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