On January 27 1984, Madonna performed Burning Up and Holiday on the UK television program, The Tube. The show was broadcast live from The Hacienda club in Manchester.
Malcolm Gerrie, executive producer of The Tube, has been quoted as saying that the show paid for Madonna to travel to Manchester because Warner Bros. didn’t yet consider her as “a priority artist” and weren’t willing to foot the bill.
Ah, Christopher was such a hottie back in the day, wasn’t he? (Does anyone think Rick Mercer and Christopher Ciccone might be long-lost cousins?) Love this clip, always. Thanks SonicBoy.
Burning Up proved that Madonna could rock hard! If Burning Up were a hit today, it would be #1 on the Active Rock charts!