Tel Aviv goes Wild over Madonna’s Arrival

by: Kristóf Yosef Steiner

May 16, 2012

Are you ready to jump? In two weeks the greatest show on earth is about to begin. Madonna hits the road once again to makes us go wild at her MDNA world tour and as the first stop is Tel Aviv the citizens of the gay capital of the Middle East are ready to strike a pose at the Queen’s courtyard.

Madonna in Tel Aviv

1. Absolute Madonna by David Pearl 

The Absolute Madonna line started after Dave discovered that the “material girls” (and boys) of Tel Aviv’s nightlife are left with nothing but remixes, mash-ups of the diva’s classic hits. This on-going party is always an amazing evening for fans and friends, and as it’s been running for over three years it has it’s very own, always growing crowd. This time it’s almost illegal to miss it: one lucky bastard will win a ticket for the show. Party producer David Pearl says: “The set list is filled with hits of female pop divas from the last three decades, and special music sets are dedicated to the greatest diva and the one and only queen, Madonna-just to remind us all where the pop music started and who’s the royalty.” Pearl glams up his nights with special guest deejays, live performers – his performance director is the world famous Bat-Sheva dance group‘s Shamel Pitts. The stars of the pre-show night are The Hybrid Lavas with Shamel Pitt, surprising the crowd with a brand new version of the MDNA fan favorite, Gang Bang. Don’t forget to save your party flyer: it’s designed by the talented and always revolutionary illustrator Ben Verona-Polski.Friday, 18th of May, ZIZI club


2. FFF “White Goes Wild” by Shimon Shirazi, hosting Madonna

Shimon Shirazi is the king of Tel Aviv’s decadent night life for decades now. The founder of FFF, the greatest gay-party-line in the city is now producing an official Madonna world tour opening party. The “so-not-to-be-missed” party will host the tour’s dancers, backup singers, and rumor has it that Queen M herself will also attend in the VIP section to see the country’s leading drag queens perform her hits from  the past thirty years. As Shirazi told to the local press: “Madonna is an icon beyond time, and every time she visits our country is a reason for celebration to us. I’m proud to take a part with warming engines before the big show, and it’s going to be an unforgettable party.” The FFF party’s special edition takes place right by the sea, on the Tel Aviv Harbour. On stage FFF’s resident DJs that will pump the dance floors with uplifting house, dance and electronic sets.

Friday 25th of May, HAOMAN 17

Madonna in Tel Aviv

3. The Warm Up by Offer Nissim and Martin Solveig

Double the trouble: French electronic music DJ and producer Martin Solveig and Israeli DJ Offer Nissim are both ready to put you in the MDNA mood as the official warm up acts for Madonna’s Israeli concert. The pre-show can’t get bigger than this: Solveig ranks no. 29 in Britain’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list, and he is one of the co-producers of Madonna’s 12th studio record, producing first hit single Give Me All Your Luvin’, featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., which peeked at nr 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Chart. The Tel Aviv born Nissim is known for mashing smashing remixes for such artists as Beyonce, Britney Spears and Madonna herself. “It’s a dream come true for me, to get such an estimate from someone like Madonna, who’s always up to date with what’s happening in the music world,” said Nissim on the press conference of the MDNA world tour in Tel Aviv. “She has always been ahead of her time and knows how to reach a variety of audiences.”

31st of May, Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv

+1: Possible pop up tea party for Twitter users

If you’re traveling to Tel Aviv for the opening night set your street map ready and follow Madge’s precious manager, Guy Oseary on Twitter as you might find yourself running a marathon to a café or restaurant where he tweets from. Travelling with the queen’s previous worldwide bash, Sticky and Sweet tour he often gave away last-minute tickets for the shows for the fastest, most enthusiastic fans. You don’t want to miss out on this one, right?!/GUYOSEARY


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