On October 8 2004, Billboard announced that Madonna was the lead finalist for Billboard’s inaugural Backstage Pass Awards, in three categories:
- Top Tour (based on gross dollars): Re-Invention Tour
- Top Draw (based on total tickets sold): Re-Invention Tour
- Top Boxscore Event (for a show at Madison Square Garden): Re-Invention Tour
The Backstage Pass Awards recognize the top achievements in touring (according to box office data).
On September 30 2012, Madonna performed the second sold out MDNA Tour stop at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Madonna had this to say to the audience of just over 14,000 die-hard fans:
“Come on Vancouver, you stoned motherfuckers!“
On September 29 2003, Madonna promoted her first children’s book, The English Roses, at the Barnes & Noble store at the Rockefeller Center store in New York, with a meet and greet.
On September 28 2005, Madonna’s official website confirmed that Johan Renck would direct the music video for Hung Up, the lead single from Confessions On A Dance Floor.
Photographer David LaChapelle had initially signed on to direct but dropped out of the project during pre-production after a disagreement with Madonna over the video’s creative direction.
Renck had previously collaborated with Madonna in 1999 when he directed the video for Nothing Really Matters.
On September 26 2003, a Madonna special collector’s edition of Q magazine hit newsstands in the UK.