Today in Madonna History: August 17, 2012

On August 17 2012, Madonna’s Turn Up The Radio single was released in Germany as a digital download.

Brad O’Mancey from Popjustice had this to say about the single:

This is an escapist anthem about leaving wherever you’re stuck, getting in a car, whacking some amazing music on the stereo and putting your foot down. In other words, it’s still only when she’s dancing that she feels this free, and it’s still music making the people come together. It captures a brilliantly teenage sensation (“only music can save me from my shit life”) but makes sense of it in a song that doesn’t sound like she’s trying too hard to be down with the kids… Real life is sometimes a bit more complicated than that, and sometimes freedom is about being able to leave the cunts behind to get on with their useless lives. And that’s what this song is about.

Watch the video:

Today in Madonna History: August 3, 2012

On August 3 2012, the North American and European versions of Madonna’s 2013 calendar were revealed.

The black and white cover was released in Europe, while the MDNA album cover version was released in North America.

Do you collect or use Madonna’s calendars? 

Today in Madonna History: July 29, 2012

On July 29 2012, Madonna issued this statement about the controversy surround her mini-MDNA Tour performance at the L’Olympia in Paris on July 26:

“Playing the Olympia was a magical moment for me and it was real treat to do this special show for my fans and be so close to them. Unfortunately at the end of the show – after I left the stage – a few thugs who were not my fans rushed the stage and started throwing plastic bottles pretending to be angry fans. The press reports have focused on this and not the joyous aspect of the evening. But nothing can take away or ruin this very special evening for me and my fans. When I looked out in the audience, everyone I saw had a smile on their face. I look forward to having this wonderful experience again.”

Watch this exclusive Olympia performance of Beautiful Killer (mixed with Die Another Day):

Today in Madonna History: July 17, 2012

On July 17 2012, Madonna’s MDNA World Tour played at London’s Hyde Park, with supporting acts LMFAO and Martin Solveig. The sold-out show (54,140 fans) generated $6.7 million in ticket sales.

Today in Madonna History: July 16, 2012

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On July 16 2012, Madonna’s music video for Turn Up The Radio was released. The video was directed by Tom Munro.

At the end of the video, an exhausted Madonna lays down in the backseat of the car as the chauffeur says to her in Italian:“La festa è finita, adesso allacciati la cintura stronzetta!which translates: “The party is over, now fasten your seat belt, bitch!”.

Watch the video:

Today in Madonna History: May 30, 2012

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On May 30 2012, Madonna.com revealed the cover art for Madonna’s MDNA Tour book, which was designed by Giovanni Bianco.

What is your favourite Madonna tour book? 

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