Friday, October 31, 2008

Madonna and Paul Oakenfold to play Dodger Stadium




After kicking off the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet Tour to rave reviews, Madonna is performing to packed houses across the country as her highly-anticipated Los Angeles concert fast approaches. And now, world-renowned DJ, remixer and producer Paul Oakenfold will join her at Dodger Stadium on November 6th as a very special guest.

Critics are raving about the Sticky & Sweet Tour, Madonna’s latest live spectacle. The Associated Press described it as, “throbbing dance music, tight choreography, spectacular stage sets and stunning visuals,” adding that, with her latest trek, Madonna has, “reasserted her musical relevance and dominance in her 25th year in the spotlight.” The Boston Herald called it a, “show no one can touch…epic lasers, moving video screens, fast and flawless costume changes, all done with grace and energy.” The Herald also praised the evening’s set list— “Between new songs, Madonna dropped big lumps of pure pop sugar into the set with plenty of ’80s hits. ‘Vogue’ set the hyper-speed tempo early ‘Into the Groove’ punched it up a notch. And ‘Borderline’ got a power pop makeover.”

Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important names in modern club culture. Throughout his glittering career, it has been estimated that over 5 million fans have seen him perform over the years (including 90,000 people at Glastonbury 1995— the first time a DJ played the prestigious festival’s main stage). He has also worked with an illustrious list of top artists in the studio, including Madonna, the Happy Mondays, U2, Radiohead, Massive Attack, The Cure and more. A two-time Grammy-nominee, Oakenfold’s first solo album Bunkka was released in 2002, selling over a million copies worldwide and featuring the hits “Ready, Steady, Go”, plus, “Starry Eyed Surprise.”

Tickets for the November 6 Dodger Stadium show are available now at Tickets are also available at plus all Ticketmaster retail outlets-- including all Macy’s, FYE stores & Ritmo Latino locations—and Charge by Phone: (213) 480-3232 • (714) 740-2000 • (805) 583-8700.

Following its U.S. and Canadian run, the Sticky & Sweet Tour The tour will then travel to Mexico City where the scheduled November 29th and 30th shows sold 100,000 tickets in just three hours. The South American leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour has had a phenomenal response as well. With three shows and over 210,000 tickets already sold, a fourth performance was just added on December 3rd in Buenos Aires, followed by sold out performances in Santiago December 10 and 11, Rio De Janeiro on December 14 and 15 and Sao Paulo December l8, 20 and 21 due to unprecedented demand.

Madonna's current CD "HARD CANDY" debuted at No. 1 in over 33 countries.

The Sticky & Sweet Tour is being produced by Live Nation. For complete tour information, news, contests, and more, visit: or


100,000 Feet of electrical cable

3,500 Individual wardrobe elements

1935 Model of Auburn Spedster Car brings Madonna and dancers down
stage runway

600 Pieces of Luggage for Tour Members and production staff

350 Tons of Equipement Travel from Venue to Venue

120 Powder Puffs

100 Pairs of out-of-stock fishnet pantyhose in old-style weave purchased
for Madonna via Ebay and small local
dance shops

100 Pairs of Knee Pads

71 Guitars for Madonna and band on tour

36 Different designers contributed to onstage wardrobe of Madonna,
band and dancers

28 Performers on stage during biggest numbers

16 Caterers prepare meals for travelling party

12 Travelling trampolines used by Madonna and dancers for warm-ups

10 Large Flight Cases of Medical Supplies

9 Different hydraulic lifts used as part of the stage show

5 People change Madonna in precision timing in between songs (lucky

5 Keyboards on stage for Kevin Antunes, Musical Director

4 Large freezers carry ice packs for Madonna and dancers

4 YSL Lipsticks will be used by Madonna by end of tour

4 Minutes to Save the World (we only got)

3 Romanian Gypsy Musicians perform with acoustic instruments

3 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers travel on tour

1.5 Minutes - Shortest time required to change Madonna's costume

1 Chiropractor

1 Masseuse

1 Set of Swarovski crystal ear phones for DJ

1 Playroom for Madonna's children at each venue

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