Madonna makes her long-awaited debut concert in Bangkok

Madonna makes her long-awaited debut concert in Bangkok
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Bangkok has never made it to the itinerary of Madonna's world tours over the last 30 years but that's about to change as the queen of pop is finally coming to Thailand early next year for a show at Impact Arena.

"Rebel Heart", which kicked off in Montreal with a sold-out show and followed up with two sell-outs in New York, hits Bangkok on February 9.

Brian L Marcar, chairman of Live Nation BEC-Tero, shared his excitement about the concert at a press conference last Thursday.

"Madonna is one of the most important and highly talented artists of the last 30 years, and this will be her first-ever concert in Thailand," Brian said.

"It is undeniable that her iconic live performance here in Bangkok will stay in Thai fans' hearts for a really long time."

The set list promises to span all decades of the singer's illustrious career, including songs from her latest album "Rebel Heart", such as "Living for Love" and "Bitch I'm Madonna", to classic fan favourites like "Material Girl", "Like a Virgin", "Holiday", "Don't Tell Me", "Frozen", "Hung Up" and more.

The tour's stage production is directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes, with the band's keyboardist Ric'key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards.

Megan Lawson is in charge of the choreography. Andy LeCompte and Aaron Henrikson handle the hair and make-up respectively while costume design is in the hands of Arianne Phillips.

Beloved for her boundary-pushing fashions, Madonna has worked with both world-renowned designers and exciting up-and-comers over the years.

For the Rebel Heart Tour, she and Phillips collaborated with Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Alexander Wang, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Nicolas Jebran, MiuMiu, Prada and Swarovski to create the magnificent costumes.

Phillips' original designs are also included in the costumes.

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