Madonna is to perform songs from her recent album Music for a special edition of TOP OF THE POPS, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.
Sources close to Madonna have revealed she is currently in negotiation with BBC executives, and is expected to record tracks for the show sometime in November. If all goes to plan, Madonna will record “two or three” songs for use in a later broadcast.
These songs are expected to be used in conjunction with some of the greatest Madonna moments from the Top Of The Pops archives.
An official spokesperson for Top Of The Pops was unable to comment, and said nothing had been officially confirmed at this point.
If Madonna does do the show, it will be her first live performance in the UK in seven years, and marks the first major promotional activity for her ‘Music’ album since the birth of her second child Rocco.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Madonna is also to play a one-off live show in New York on November 5. She will play a free show at the 3,000-capacity New York Roseland Ballroom, with tickets being made available through competitions on local radio stations.
Also performing at the event will be Beth Orton, with a DJ set from Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell.
Speaking about the proposed show, Madonna said they are: “A chance for me to get my feet wet on the stage again and a way to say thank you to an intimate group of my fans for all their support over the years. It’s a party that 3,000 people are invited to, and I am going to sing a few songs at my party.”
In a statement posted on the official Madonna website [url=]www.madonnamusic.com, she revealed that other shows are being lined up in London, Paris and “a few other places in Europe”. The shows are said to be “small, intimate performances in clubs”. Rumours she is due to play a similar show at the London Brixton Academy, on November 28, are still to be confirmed.