NEW YORK, (GNI): MADONNA today announced her record-breaking MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will be released by Eagle Vision this autumn on digital download, DVD and blu-ray complete with bonus content. DVD and blu-ray versions with an audio CD of highlights from the much-heralded tour will also be available.
The Material Girl will also release a live album featuring 22 songs from the Rebel Heart Tour, available on double CD and digital download.
The MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film was recorded around the world and features both live and behind the scenes material, as well as previously unreleased footage culminating with performances at the Sydney Qudos Bank Arena (formerly known as the Allphones Arena) in Australia in March of 2016. MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies. The DVD cover art was designed by Madonna fan Aldo Diaz.
The tracklist for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film and live concert album span all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious career, including songs from her chart-topping Rebel Heart album to classic fan favorites. Of particular note to longtime fans will be the new interpretations of some of Madonna’s timeless hits.
Praise includes: Madonna is Unstoppable (New York Times); doesn’t Miss a Beat (Washington Post); the Queen of Pop…an inspirational figure (LA Weekly); there’s nobody else near her throne (Rolling Stone); the ultimate professional (Entertainment Weekly); a display of superstar invincibility (Financial Times); the greatest living performer on earth (The Oxford Student).
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months. Madonna performed 82 shows, plus the special “Tears Of A Clown” fan club show in Melbourne. The tour grossed $169.8M with 1,045,479 in attendance, making her the top grossing touring female artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore with over $1.31 billion in tickets sold over the course of her career. Madonna is also the fourth top grossing touring act since tracking began in 1990.
The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (with band keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.ends