Madonna has held out an olive branch to Elton John. She dedicated her song “Masterpiece” to him in Nice, France. She said, “I’m a big fan of his, he’s a fan of mine. I forgive him. You know what? You gotta start somewhere.”
Ok, Madonna, it’s a classy moment. Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE3EcFDCEek Madonna tried to give it a little zetz by singing “Masterpiece,” the song that she won the Golden Globe with over Elton’s “Gnomeo and Juliet.” But I think she meant it.
Earlier: Madonna is getting ready to hit America with her Girls Gone Wild tour. She’s raised a ruckus in every city so far throughout Europe to the point where there were warnings in St. Petersburg about the audience’s safety. Toward the end of the first leg, Madonna finally stopped showing a Nazi swastika on her forehead during a video. There’s no definitive word, but it’s unlikely she’ll be showing the swastika at Yankee Stadium on September 6th and 8th. Even for Madonna, that would beyond permissible.
Meantime, there are seats galore on Stubhub.com for Madonna’s US shows. There are over 9,000 seats at the two Yankee Stadium nights, currently being touted. But every American show is the subject of massive re-selling. There are 1,700 seats for sale both nights at the Staples Center, and the sole night at Madison Square garden has a big chunk in flux.Live Nation doesn’t care. Even if scalpers bought big numbers of seats, they bought ‘em. Live Nation has made its money. It does mean you can buy a seat to see Madonna anywhere in the US for about $55 day of show. Bring your spyglass!
Still, the European tour was a big success saleswise. Live Nation says Girls Gone Wild could be its biggest tour of 2012.