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Madonna, By The Numbers

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We are less than a handful of days away from the launch of the most anticipated concert of the year, Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" global trek.

And, in anticipation of the first show on Saturday, the Queen of Pop's publicist has just released this most amazing list of stats and info on the new world tour.

It states:

"3500 Number of individual wardrobe elements for tour

653 Hours of rehearsal time for Madonna and band

250 Number of travelling personnel

200 Triangle sponges used to apply makeup

180 Q-Tips used for entire tour (3 per night)

120 Powder puffs

100 Pairs of out of stock fishnet, pantyhose in old style weave,
purchased for Madonna via ebay and local dance shops

100 Pairs of kneepads

69 Guitars

36 Different Designers contributed to the onstage wardrobe

30 Wardrobe Trunks travel to each venue

28 Maximum number of performers onstage

20 Nationalities represented in touring stuff (including Japanese, Israeli, Russian, Romanian, Australian and Algerian)

18 Racks of Clothing for Band, dancers and gypsies

16 Caterers

12 Seamstresses working non stop in Cardiff to finish
costumes for opening night

12 Travelling trampolines used in training by Madonna and dancers

10 Large flight cases of medical supplies

10 Number of guitars Madonna will travel with

9 Number of people working in wardrobe department

8 Major Madonna Costume changes

5 Number of people it takes to change Madonna into next

5 Keyboards on stage for Kevin Antunes, Musical Director

4 Large freezers to carry ice packs for Madonna and dancers

4 YSL Lipsticks will cover entire tour

3 Romanian gypsy musicians playing acoustic instruments

3 Racks of Clothing contain Madonna's stage wardrobe

3 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers

2 Rigs for DJ set up

2 Stages

1.5 Minutes - Shortest time required to change Madonna's costumes between numbers

1 Chiropractor

1 Personal trainer

1 Masseuse

1 Set of Swarovski crystal ear phones for DJ

Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour Kicks Off This Saturday In Cardiff

Madonna, currently putting the finishing touches to her fabulous new Sticky & Sweet Show in Cardiff, is readying herself and the 250travelling personnel for the opening night this Saturday at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Hot on the diamante shaped heels of her phenomenally successful' Hard Candy' disc, 'Sticky & Sweet' promises two pulsating hours of non stop hits in a show that features 16 dancers, a 12 piece band, more than 8 costume changes for the lady herself and £l million of Swarovski crystals.

The audience is taken on a rock driven dance tastic journey that's broken into four sections:

A mashed up homage to 1920's deco and modern day gangsta pimp. Madonna makes a grand entrance dressed by Givenchy.

Old School
Madonna tips her hat to her early 80's downtown New York City dance roots with flashes of Keith Haring and the dance culture vibe of the time including the birth of rap.

A VIP trip to La Isla Bonita infused by the spirit of Romanian folk music and dance. A tour de force.

Far eastern influences emerge all sparkly and sporty.

'Sticky & Sweet' kicks off this Saturday August 23rd at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. The tour hits London's Wembley Stadium September 11th.

The Sticky & Sweet Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring."

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110 comments to “Madonna, By The Numbers”

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  1. 1

    One Perez Hilton sucking up to her Madgesty.

  2. 2

    first bitches !!!!!!

  3. 3

    third fourth anf fitfth !! FRANKS AND BEANS !!!

  4. 4

    1st!!! i hope

  5. 5


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  7. 7


  8. J says – reply to this


    I'm going in Chicago and I CAN'T WAIT!

  9. 9

    There's rumors her next tour will be called "The Pubic Hair Tour".

  10. 10

    HELL FUCKING YA BABY CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 11

    Wow, only my second day here (registered) and I'm actually first. Cool…. Now I can relax. ;)

  12. 12

    madonna..I hope that u
    r back in the U S S A….
    where u need 2/stay…and
    get away from that green
    teeth lying crap of mean
    A M E R I C A N W O M A N
    ………………. ….. GET AWAY… …………………………

  13. 13

    nice to see even with children starving in Africa and around the world that the world is ok with putting millions into a tour

  14. 14

    Wooooo-Hoooooo!!!! Can't wait to see her in Montreal!!!!

  15. 15

    holy shit.

  16. 16

    ……………..OBAMAZ GOING 2/LOOZE…………………………….
    ……………WOULD B A BETTER PREZ………………..

  17. 17

    One word: wasteful.

  18. 18

    amazingly banal.

  19. 19

    Unless these stats and info are required to 'form a question' on Jeopardy….I just can't see the significance.

  20. 20

    Holy shit! That's amazing.

  21. 21

    LOL@the first comment, so true!
    I love madge but she is so self important and so up her 50 yr old arse.
    she should build a bridge and get the hell over herself

  22. 22

    what a huge waste of money and resources

  23. 23

    4561 number of blow jobs she will give the entire tour

  24. 24

    DAMN. I wish I could see her!!!!!!!!!!
    It may just be her last???? : (

  25. Dawo says – reply to this


    can not wait for Sep 9th in Frankfurt:) OMG IM SO EXCITED:)

  26. 26

    OMFG!! I can't effing wait!!! The tour kicks off this Saturday, but I have to wait till november 26!! It's going to be AMAZING tho!!

  27. 27



  28. 28

    Re: katie_babee
    Oh gawd, as if you're 100% about solving world hunger and and finding world peace.. Gimme a break

  29. Minx says – reply to this


    well her demands are mild to say the least :)
    Whoever bought a ticket is obviously going to get what they paid for. I saw her blonde ambition tour when I was 8 ( long story) and it was AMAZING! to me it was worth every penny :) My sis had no choice but to take me or not go since the babystitter cancelled.

  30. fiona says – reply to this


    And 1,000,000 WHATEVERS.

    Anyone who pays that to see this old woman is pathetic.

  31. 31

    Umm.. Who cares? I sure as hell don't!

  32. 32

    i really hope she makes it

  33. 33

    i love how some of you call her "self-indulgent" and "wastefull", as if some of the cocksucking shit faced "musicians" you love don't use up as many resources when they tour. yes children, stage shows just magically happen for miley cyrus…get over yourselves, the tour will be brilliant, and i can't wait!!!

  34. 34

    How many botox injections? How many face lifts?
    How many babysitters and nannys for her kids?
    After the tour she can donate some YSL lipsticks to the Malawi people.

  35. 35

    can't wait..im going to vegas baby..

  36. 36

    Who cares? How much do you get paid to post crap like this about an old hag?

  37. 37

    Re: katie_babee – I agree with you. All so some old hag can make money for her fake religion.

  38. coco says – reply to this


    Um How do you mix 1920's deco with gangsta. Especially since Givenchy in general tends to more more Goth and Rock N Roll. The whole Keith Haring thing sounds good up until the birth of rap part. Madonna's that's territory you should not enter in. The birth of rap started in 1970 and didn't commercialize itself until 1979 ( and by Commerical)l I mean Sugar Hill Gangs "Rapper Delight) . She should have mixed in Keith's work with her days at Danceteria . The only thing that sounds slightly interesting is the Rave bit. Oh Madge. You need to hire your brother again or at least borrow William Baker from Kylie. These young kids are making you pathetic. It's like if Cher all of a sudden decided she was going to Rap on her next Pop album.

  39. 39

    Well, who's going to maintain and clean those one million Swarovski crystals???

  40. 40

    Re: Dawo – Frankfurt, huh? Say hi to the homestead and if you can't see, find Ms Adrian and stand on her shoulders…she'll have elbowed her way to front-stage and will have trampled anything under 6 foot :-D

  41. 41

    BORING!….BORING!…..BORING!….an the sooner Madonna packs up her tour of the UK….and F***'s back off to the USofA,….the better!!!There I've said it, now lets all have a luverly cup of tea why dont we!!!!Love and Light everyone…xxxx

  42. 42

    Re: Angelina3211 – honey, ALL the religions are FAKE, and they ALL want your MONEY!!!

  43. 43

    Re: coco – Coco, thank you SO much for your never ending
    wisdom. I'm sure Madonna doesn't know nearly what you do about music.

  44. 44

  45. 45

    Re: coco – Oh, and PLEASE, hire KYLIE's tour director???
    Kylie's concerts don't hold a candle to Madonna's. Period.

  46. 46

    Re: MrsMunich – Oh shut the fuck up already.

  47. 47

    I can't wait!! I have tickets to the October 12th performance at Madison Square Garden!! I wish the set list was longer, but I'll take whatever dose of Madonna I can get.

  48. 48

    Translation: Madonna needs a h#ll of a lot of smoke and mirrors to hide was a laughable record she has made this time around!

  49. 49

    Re: Obnoxious Joe – No, no, dear, it's "Gooey and Sour." lol.

  50. 50

    I can't stand the self-righteous, crusty, old Madonna and I skip over every article about her except for this one. Why? Because I wanted to say that I hope Madonna kisses Chris Crocker's corn hole.


  51. 51

    [[[[[[[[[[ madonna [[[[[[[[[[[
    [[[[[[[[[[ england iz boring ]]]]]]]]]]
    [[[[[[[[[ nothin but..drunkin pubz ]]]]]]]]]
    [[[[[[ ztay home…cook zoup..eat/kidz ]]]]]]

  52. 52

    Rock out with your pointy boob bra out Madonna is so cute for releasing these tidbits…if only I could tour with her and the circus, ahhhhhh *sigh*

  53. 53

    she's taken up half of the hotels in cardiff.
    well shes in the 5 star st davids well the rest of them are in the 3star thsitle,there everywhere.

  54. 54

    wow. who fucking cares.

  55. 55

    And how many stupid bottles of that Kabala water is she going to be using fossil fuel to cart around?
    Remember how kind she was to ship some of that over to the Tsunami victims? Hope she kept some for herself.

  56. 56

    Wow…awesome. I hear it's sold out in most venues. She's putting on extra shows in some cities because the tickets sold out so fast. That's why she's looked so bad lately in some photos…..the preparation for a tour of this magniture, even the getting in shape itself, must be very gruelling.

  57. 57

    Re: katie_babee

    I'm sure a good portion of the money she makes on the tour will be going to charity. Madonna does give back and we don't know the half of it.

  58. 58

    perez you keep mentioning how old she is - get it - listen to yourself dude, old - she's just not hot anymore

  59. 59


  60. Niobe says – reply to this


    Sigh….I wish I could go. =(

  61. 61

    over the top! how's she gonna top this, bitches?!

  62. 62

    Well even though I know there are starving children in Africa, I can still sleep at night because I know Madonna will have 100 Pairs of out of stock fishnet, pantyhose in old style weave, and all the powderpuffs she could ever wish for.

    What a hypocrite. She preaches about so much, but seems to truly [deep in her heart] care so little. When you have as much money/influence as Madonna, it's easy to make it look like you care. But it seems she is more focused on her image than anything else. No wonder she doesn't let her children watch television, she probably doesn't want them to see her in concert dressed in S&M gear and singing/dancing like a whore.

  63. 63

    Ah….Malawi is now on the back burner, huh? Her fucking pantyhose ALONE could feed 16 families. She is a FRAUD and we all know it. She's used the old stars, the gays, Malawi….she stops at nothing to stay "in." She has no integrity as an "artist" or as a woman, either.

  64. mvp says – reply to this


    cant wait

  65. Pezzy says – reply to this


    Re: LovelyLucy – God, I could not have said it better, Lucy. This obnoxious old media whore adopts a token black child from Africa and preaches in her fake British accent about human rights, and yet continues to boast tackily about her wealth and importance. She is a disgusting representation of humanity, and I can't wait for the day that she's too old and wrinkled to attract any more gay fanboys. Hopefully, 20 years from now, she won't be wheeling herself around on stage dressed in fishnets croaking the same shitty songs I've been trying to block from my consciousness since 1984. She was an old joke 10 years ago; at this point, she's a reprehensible waste of space — our new Leona Helmsley.

  66. 66

    1583 - The number of days that this Hag's career has been over……

  67. 67

    Re: MrsMunich – if you are asking how much surgery and botox you need…then yes……..i would say A LOT!!!

  68. 68

    Re: Pezzy – such fucking lame comments……just respect this woman already ok?

    she's 50

    been in the business over 25 years….and is STILL #1………….yes you heard me……she has remained #1 for 25 years.

    and this new tour is GOING TO ROCK!!!

  69. 69

    Re: Nonbreeder – and BETTE DAVIS did?

    grow up.

  70. lukey says – reply to this



  71. Pezzy says – reply to this


    Re: KNOWITALL25 – You're obviously one of the fawning gay fanboys I was talking about — yeah, sweetie, she's been in the business 25 years, and that's about 15 years too long. She started to get really bad press in the early-90s-era, and it was all well-deserved. The SEX book was pure desperation, and that was an era ago. Her music has always been crap, but at this point it's pretentious crap, which is twice as irritating. She's now eligible to join the AARP — she should take that to heart and stop lifting her face and slutting around like she's half her age. She's become a grotesque parody of her young self, which is the worst thing any artist can do.

  72. 72

    And 1 excited fan that will see her from her priceless floor seats in Houston!!! WOOT!

  73. 73

    An over produce show for a 50 year old pop star.- That is a fact, the rest is bullshit.

  74. 74

    OMG my best friend gets to wear the crystal earphones!!!!! Perez I don't care if you take my word for it or not. MY BFF left yesterday for Europe from Nevada and he's in Cardiff now. I haven't spoken to him since he left but he's supposed to email me soon. Hopefully some goodies about the tour!

  75. 75

    You go Madonna at 50 and still rockin the house mmmmmmmmm………

  76. BJT says – reply to this


    Man this tour is going to be off the chain huge and so awesome i wish i could go to all the concerts hope she comes to atlanta. I love her she is a true performer and one of the best entertainers on the planet Sending positive vibes for M to have a awesone tour to be unforgetable.

  77. 77

    " Get down Madonna "

  78. 78


    name one female that puts on a better show.. and back it up with the critical appeal.. There is no other female artist that can do a concert like Madonna can.. bar NONE

  79. 79


  80. coco says – reply to this


    Re: BAEEAB

    Kate Bush. Fucking amazing.

  81. 81

    Re: coco

    Don't think Kate Bush has done any concerts since 1979.

  82. 82

    Wow - sorry, had a hard time getting through it all - I just don't give a sh!t. Does anyone?

  83. 83

    Umm… isn't that all really over the top?????????? I mean, should they really admit to having, "12 Seamstresses working non stop in Cardiff to finish
    costumes for opening night." And a set of Swarovski crystal ear phones? Should some of that money be going to Africa???????????

  84. 84

    Madonna is an old fucking JOKE! The only people who watch Madonna are the deluded fans she gained when she first started. She is of no interest to anyone else and i bet all the people in her audience are old farts or stupid gay guys who think she is a gay icon!. She sounds terrible live and her body looks like a skeleton. Madonna has done nothing ground breaking since the 80s and had to include someone like Britney to get the press talking about her. I see people complaining she isnt going to their country such as Australia! Australia you are so lucky you dont have to put up with this old slut! Madonna is a talentless old granny!

  85. 85

    lol Romanian gypsies

  86. 86

    tick tock tick tock…

  87. pl says – reply to this


    amazing!! can't wait…

  88. 88

    still say she's a dead ringer for film great Marlene Dietrich. Do the film bio and scoop up golden statue. Go for it you're on a roll..

  89. 89

    Re: BRENT0119

    Look further up at who posted at nr 1.

  90. 90

    I am going to see Madonna in Rio. I was there in 93, saw Droned in 2001 in Miami and Confessions 2 times in Ny!!!! Uh huuuu!!!! Madonna is coming and it is going to be the her best show ever. Maracanã and Rio are waiting for her!

  91. 91

    I'm aware of the 653 practise time she is putting in!!!
    I live next door to the millenium stadium where she is practising. I've got no problem with madonna and i know most people would kill to hear her live EVERY day for two weeks and listen to her concert for free but i can't do it anymore!

  92. 92

    Honestly none and I mean noone can surpas her!

    Mariah is a songbird but should be kept In her cage.

    Mariah is a pretty picture in the Museum but Madonna on the other hand is the Museum itself, Like the facets of a diamond she continues to GLOW The one and only THE ICON MADONNA!

    I was at the Blonde Ambition 18 years ago and let me tell you We waited all night for tickets in line a still got upper promp but It was well worth It.

    She works her ass off for her fans and she will once again prove us all wrong again. Showing the world how unstoppable she really Is!

  93. 93

    Re: Pezzy – What horrible comments you make did you know she did Live Aid In 1985(Africa) also did you she gave alot of money to AMFAR.

    You should really take a good look at yourself before you judge others with the vile you spew.

    Why dont you save your energy to do some work for the homeless?

  94. D-Bag says – reply to this


    Sounds more like the "Limp & Dull Tour" to me.

  95. 95

    Re: BAEEAB – Ah yeah!!! KYLIE for one puts on a much better show than Vadge, and she actually SINGS in her concerts!

  96. 96

    she looks so good for 50

  97. 97

    it starts tomorrow , hope you will post some bits Perezelle

  98. 98

    "Sticky & Sweet" Anything But!!

  99. 99

    Re: CandeeButterfly0401
    she looks good .period (not for 50) :-)

  100. 100

    Re: D-Bag
    haters sit down

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