After many weeks of speculation "will she or won't she change the show?", we now know. The show in Singapore was changed. Not only was Holy Water cut out, but also Devil Pray and Iconic. Once Madonna stepped out of the cage she started singing Bitch I'm Madonna.
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The Unapologetic Bitch got a banana-shaped flask from which he and Madonna drank a bit.
Many songs on Rebel Heart, such as HeartBreakCity and Unapologetic Bitch, talk about Madonna's recent break-ups but were still open for speculation. Last night in Manila, Madonna added a big part of the puzzle:
"I just wanted to share this little story with you. Once I had this Filipino trainer, this beautiful, beautiful girl. She was gorgeous and very talented as a trainer. But... she fucked my boyfriend. So I fired her. In this case, it was not a happy ending."
She seemed to be referring to her former personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer. The former boyfriend is probably Brahim Zaibat or Timor Steffens.
Who's That Girl made its Asian debut, after Madonna taught the crowd to swear "Fuck Yeah".
Before Rebel Heart, she thanked the loyal fans.
The Unapologetic Bitch was fashion stylist Shahani Gania, who introduced herself as "Super Starlet".
On Facebook she later commented: "The universe gave me my moment with Madonna — the one thing I’ve been wishing for ever since I found out she was coming to Manila."
The setlist on the second night in Macau copied the one from yesterday, except there was no Fever sample. So Take A Bow as request song, and no HeartBreakCity and of course still no Dress You Up (will we ever see that medley again? Perhaps in Australia?).
Madonna wasn't able to perform HeartBreakCity tonight in Macau. Due to limitations of the venue, the staircase couldn't be attached to the ceiling, so the song was cut from the setlist.
With a maximum capacity of 5,000, the venue is the smallest on this tour. The floor around the catwalk was half seated (around the heart) and half standing (around the cross).
The Unapologetic Bitch was Eason Chan, a singer from Hong Kong, whose dance moves cracked Madonna up. She had lots of fun trying on his glasses, and taking money from his pockets.
Earlier this week, Madonna shared a picture by our dear friend and talented photographer Josh Brandao.
Josh was so kind to share with us some exclusive pictures he made at the show in Prague.
After the try-out on the first night, Hung Up was not performed completely as the only request song.
Dutch Australian model MissNelleVZ was lucky enough to get a meet & greet after the show in Madonna's hotel room at The Peninsula Hong Kong.
About last night.... No biggie... Doing selfies with Madonna post her show in her hotel suite 😌 She's actually wearing her nighty here! Haha.. Mind you this was 2 in the morning! 🙈 YES - she is incredible!!! so surreal meeting her.. Wicked sense of humour & amazing energy!! #LOVEMadonna ❤️ #RebelHeartTour #Madonna #UnapologeticBitch #MaterialGirl ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #TravelGram #TravelPics #InstaTravel #travelinspo #JetSet #trAvelling #Luxury #luxurylifestyle #fashion #instadaily #instalike #instamood #instagood #Travel #wanderlust #friends #fun #happy #potd #photooftheday #instafit #fitspo #celebrity
In Hong Kong, Madonna sang a few acapella lines of Hung Up.
After that she continued with the usual Take A Bow.
Alec "Bruce Lee" was the Unapologetic Bitch. He gave Madonna and all dancers a card for Chinese New Year. M made him put on his sun glasses and mouth cap and then continued to "hygienically feed" him the banana.
Madonna's personal dresser Tony Villanueva posted this fun video of Hong Kong fans.
Here's a professional recording of the beginning of the show, by Film Awards TV.
Tonight, Madonna started exceptionally early, around 8pm.
And yes, on the second night in the Japanese capital, Madonna reverted back to the Take A Bow setlist.
Just when we thought Take A Bow was here to stay in the setlist, Madonna changed it back in Tokyo. "I've done Take A Bow enough," she said, "I want to do other songs" after which she started Don't Tell Me. The medley and Who's That Girl still remained absent.
Madonna gave a shout-out to her many Japanese dancers.
Two Japanese girls, each wearing a different Rebel Heart Tour outfit, were selected as Unapologetic Bitches.
A female Thai fan got to be the Unapologetic Bitch of the night. Madonna did her best to pronounce her name right.
Madonna interacting with the Thai crowd.
During Material Girl, she spoke about being married twice before, "and both times I sucked at it! But third time is a charm, right? Who wants to marry me?" She then asked if there were any nice ladyboys in the audience. She talked with Anthony, a young ladyboy in front row. "I like your hat" Madonna smiled at his crown. "I have a brother named Anthony, but he doesn't dress like you."
She then threw the bouquet in the crowd. Spanish punk girl Yolanda caught it and had a chat with Madonna. "You're from the South of Spain? I'm from the South of Michigan."
Madonna struggled with the name of our Thai Unapologetic Bitch Too, calling him Two Toes. Too tried to teach M the Thai translation for I Love You.
During her second show in Taipei, Madonna repeated Thursday's setlist, without the medley and with Take A Bow as request song.
Take a Bow, againPosted by Simon Lan on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Before performing Rebel Heart, Madonna spoke about Friday's earthquake and expressed her condolences to the families of the victims. She also wished everyone happy Chinese new year.
The Unapologetic Bitch was the very bendy Winnie.
On tuesday Madonna landed in the Taiwanese capital Taipei for the very first time in her career. Today she kicked off her Asian tour.
And she treated the excited crowd to another premiere: the request song was none other than TAKE A BOW, the no. 1 hit single from 1994.
Back in 1995, Madonna sang it at the American Music Awards, at the San Remo festival and at Wetten Dass in Germany. But the song never made it onto any of her tour setlists. Until today. Naturally, the sold-out Taipei Arena went wild.
The price they had to pay for it was that the medley and Who's That Girl were not included. So Madonna performed the song in her black matador outfit.
Taiwan TV showed a clip of the first 3 performances.
Christian got to be the first Asian Unapologetic Bitch.