Rebel Heart Tour diary - Asia

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No Iconic, Holy Water or Devil Pray in Singapore

Singapore - 28 Feb. 2016

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.

Madonna: I want to say a BIG Thank You to my Amazing Crew on this tour for working 20 hour days to put my show together for me every night. Often never sleeping!! πŸ™πŸ». I am forever grateful!! The ❀️#rebelheartour would not be possible without You! Riggers Rule!πŸŽ‰πŸ’‹πŸ’˜. Photo by @joshbrandao Madonna: Singapore are you REaDY! We are gonna bring even more πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯to you! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ˜‚. ❀️#rebelheartour Photo by @joshbrandao

Madonna: "Singapore, are you with me!" The Material Girl has landed and the crowd goes wild!Follow the TODAY Entertainment & Lifestyle page for more updates.(Video: Hon Jing Yi/TODAY)

Posted by TODAY on Sunday, 28 February 2016

MUST WATCH: This is as close as you can get at Madonna's Rebel Heart concert in Singapore. And we have to say, she's rocking it. Watch more videos and coverage at our TODAY Entertainment & Lifestyle page.(Video source: Live Nation Global Touring, in association with East West Best, Inc. Concert is exclusively supported by King Lun & The UMS Group)

Posted by TODAY on Sunday, 28 February 2016

Like the second night in Manila, she performed Dress You Up and Crazy For You.

The Unapologetic Bitch got a banana-shaped flask from which he and Madonna drank a bit.

Crazy For You debuts in Manila

Manila - 25 Feb. 2016

Madonna: Sound check blues! 2nd show in@ Manilla. ❀️#rebelheartour. Manila gets lots of surprises. After the Asian debut of Who's That Girl on the first night, there was the comeback of the Dress You Up medley on the second night.

And a new request song: Crazy For You was performed for the first time since the 2004 Re-Invention Tour.

"My Filipino trainer fucked my boyfriend!"

Manila - 24 Feb. 2016

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.

Madonna: Queen for a day in Manilla πŸ‘‘!!!! We had so much fun!!!πŸ™πŸ»Thank you ❀️#rebelheartour Madonna: The Sweet Smell of Success! Get it while its hot in ManillaπŸ”₯πŸ‘‘πŸŽ‰β€οΈ#rebelheartour

Who's That Girl made its Asian debut, after Madonna taught the crowd to swear "Fuck Yeah".

Madonna followed with a traditional request song: Like A Prayer. So no Take A Bow this time.

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 β€” the one thing I’ve been wishing for ever since I found out she was coming to Manila."

Macau 2: same setlist as yesterday

Macau - 21 Feb. 2016

Madonna: If youre here for some trouble you came to the right place! Macau is under arrest!!!. ❀️#rebelheartour 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?).

No HeartBreakCity in Macau due to venue limitations

Macau - 20 Feb. 2016

Madonna: What we Risk reveals what we value....❀️#rebelheartour 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).

During the request section M sang a few bars of Fever before continuing with Take A Bow.

Look at the police cap Madonna wore during Deeper and Deeper and Like A Virgin.

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.

Enjoy these Prague pix by Josh Brandao

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.

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Hong Kong you made me KRAZY! See you to@orrow! 🍾#rebelheartour. Photo by Joshua Brandao

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Hung Up on second night in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - 18 Feb. 2016

Madonna: I was the Bride married to amazement! πŸ’thank you Hong KongπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‰. ❀️#rebelheartour 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! πŸ™ˆ 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

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Hung Up: "This is my way of a surprise"

Hong Kong - 17 Feb. 2016

Madonna: Hong Kong you made me KRAZY! See you to@orrow! 🍾#rebelheartour. Photo by Josh Brandao 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.

❤️LIVING‼️...for Love. If you ever become a world famous Pop Star, just a hint-this is EXACTLY the reaction you want! 🇭🇰Hong Kong show # 1.

Posted by Tony Villanueva on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Here's a professional recording of the beginning of the show, by Film Awards TV.

"On our last night in Tokyo, it's only fitting to Take A Bow"

Tokyo - 14 Feb. 2016

Tonight, Madonna started exceptionally early, around 8pm.

Madonna: One way to spend. Valentines dayπŸ’˜πŸŽ‰πŸ’ Thank you Tokyo!!! We πŸ’žyou!! ❀️#rebelheartour Madonna: Im that Girl. Looking at the world through Rose colored glasses.🌹 la Vie En Rose. ❀️#rebelheartour Thank you TokyoπŸ’‹

And yes, on the second night in the Japanese capital, Madonna reverted back to the Take A Bow setlist.

Say Good-bye! No more Take A Bow in Tokyo

Tokyo - 13 Feb. 2016

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: Tokyo R U Ready??? See you soon. πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅!! ❀️#rebelheartour Monte Pittman Webmaster: #RebelHeartTour in Tokyo, JP! via @TVGroove

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.

One (more) night in Bangkok

Bangkok - 10 Feb. 2016

Madonna: We Came. We Saw We Conquered‼️. Thank you BangkokπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ’˜πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ’˜. ❀️#rebelheartour Madonna seems to enjoy her new Asian setlist. On the 2nd night in Bangkok, she used Take A Bow as request song for the 4th time in a row. Are Dress You Up and Who's That Girl gone for good?

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.

"I want to marry a nice ladyboy!"

Bangkok - 9 Feb. 2016

Today it was time for the Thai fans to get their first ever Madonna concert. The setlist remained the same as in Taiwan, with La Isla Bonita being followed by Take A Bow and Rebel Heart.

Madonna: A Very special night un Bangkok! Will you Marry MeπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’β€οΈ#rebelheartour 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.

"I experienced earthquakes in LA before but not on the 17th floor of a hotel"

Taipei - 6 Feb. 2016

Madonna: Lost in a dream on. Stage in TaipeiπŸ’™πŸ’™ ! All the world loves a clown. Take A Bow! ❀️#rebelheartour 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, again

Posted 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.

Taipei gets first ever tour performance of Take A Bow

Taipei - 4 Feb. 2016

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.

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