Madonna Rebel Heart UK tour
Updated: 2 March 2015
The icon returns to the UK in December 2015 as part of her Rebel Heart tour.
The queen of pop is back on the road this year in support of her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart. Madonna’s tour will visit North America and Europe with the UK leg of the 2015 tour scheduled for December 2015.
Madonna will perform four shows in the UK starting at London’s The O2 arena on 4 December. Continuing the Rebel Heart tour, Madonna will perform at the Manchester Arena on 14 December and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on 16 December before the tour ends at Glasgow’s the SSE Hydro on 20 December.
Madonna is one of, if not the most, famous women in pop music. From Madonna’s beginning of her musical career she has been an icon, constantly pushing her musical boundaries by changing her image and music styles.
She was born in Michigan, real name Louise Ciccone, but moved to New York City to pursue a career in dancing. Madonna went on to join the bands, the Breakfast Club and Emmy, and in 1982 she landed the lucrative recording contract which launched Madonna’s stellar career.
Madonna’s debut album was released in 1983 and gave us the hit singles Lucky Star, Borderline and Holiday. Madonna’s music and style was greatly received. Her look was one of the main female styles of the ‘80s and soon copied by girls all over the globe.
Her second offering gave her global success. Like A Virgin became a No.1 album and would later be listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ‘Definitive 200 albums of all time’ in 2008. Making a name for her boundary-pushing live performances, Madonna performed Live A Virgin at the MTV Music Awards that saw her jumping out of a cake in a wedding dress. She was blasted for it but at the same time the performance went down in MTV history as one of their most iconic performances of all time.
1985 saw the first Madonna tour and the following year her third album True Blue was released. It was followed by the hugely successful album, Like A Prayer. By the end of the 1980s Madonna had become the most successful, influential and often controversial female star of the decade.
The Immaculate Collection, Madonna’s first greatest hits collection, was released in 1990 and has since become the bestselling best-of compilation album of all time.
Madonna has tiptoed in acting, making her mainstream film debut in 1985’s box office hit Desperately Seeking Susan, which also featured Madonna’s song Into The Groove. The track became another Madonna hit. The sensation went on to star in the ‘80s teen flick Who’s That Girl and Evita, her biggest acting role, where she starred as Argentina’s Eva Peron.
The birth of her daughter Lourdes in 1996 saw Madonna changing from the controversial material girl starlet of the ‘80s to a woman and mother who was finding solace in a spiritual lifestyle practicing Kabbalah.
This change of lifestyle was reflected in Madonna’s music and live performances. Madonna live was different to her previous stage antics and 2001’s The Drowned World tour became one of the highest grossing tours of year.
Ray of Light earned Madonna four more Grammy Awards, which added to her already extensive collection of awards. Fans and critics agreed that Madonna was defiantly back to her best.
The following albums and tours saw Madonna develop on her own blend of electro-pop and urban sounds. Madonna tickets for the Hard Candy and Sticky and Sweet tours were hot property, making both tours financial successes.