On November 3 2005, Madonna opened the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, Portugal with her first live performance of Hung Up.
Less than three months after suffering several broken bones in a horse riding accident, Madonna’s performance was triumphantly received by fans and the press – not to mention the very enthusiastic audience who attended the show in Lisbon.
On July 4 2015, Madonna’s third single off of Rebel Heart, Bitch I’m Madonna, was the Hot Shot Debut at #26 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart in the USA.
Bitch was Madonna’s 4th highest debut after Secret debuted at #18, Give Me All Your Luvin’ at #24 and Hung Up at #25.
Not bad for an irrelevant aging has-been!
On December 30 2005, Madonna’s Hung Up entered it’s 7th consecutive week at #1 on Germany’s Top 100 Singles chart. The hit single spent an additional two weeks at #1 before finally sliding to #2 in its 10th week on the chart.
On December 4 2007, Warner Bros. released Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis on CD and DVD. The CD included Madonna’s Hey You, while the DVD included her La Isla Bonita performance with Gogol Bordello.
The CD/DVD was released internationally on November 26 and December 4 in North America. Proceeds from the CD/DVD were directed to the Alliance for Climate Protection.
Madonna performed the following songs during the benefit concert:
- Hey You
- Ray Of Light
- La Isla Bonita
- Hung Up
On November 15 2005, Madonna performed an intimate club show for roughly 1,500 contest winners and guests at KOKO in London’s Camden Town district. The event was held to celebrate the release of her album, Confessions On A Dance Floor.
While roughly 200 fans queued overnight to secure a spot near the stage for the gig, fans around the world were able to enjoy a live stream of the performance online.
VIP guests in attendance included Sir Bob Geldof and his late daughter Peaches, Stella McCartney, Guy Ritchie and Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant.
Madonna’s very first promotional concert in London was held at the same venue – then named Camden Palace – in October of 1983.
- Hung Up
- Get Together
- I Love New York
- Let It Will Be
On October 22 2005, Madonna made a surprise appearance at the Roxy in New York, with her Confessions on a Dance Floor producer, Stuart Price.
Madonna got hold of a microphone and told the crowd:
“You know I have a long history with the Roxy so I only thought it appropriate that I come here to share my new album with you and dance. It all started here with 12 inches. Some girls have all the luck. Are you fucking ready? Ok, let’s go.”
A remix of her single Hung Up played as Madonna danced and pulled people up on stage to dance with her. After Hung Up, DJ Peter Rauhofer played a mix of I Love New York.
After about 15-20 minutes of dancing and singing along to music, Madonna left.