The superstar singer gets back on stage after a seven-year absence - and NME.COM is, of course, in the crowd...

Madonna played her first live show in almost seven years during in New York last night (November 5) and told the crowd during her triumphant performance, “I’m so happy to be on stage again!”

The Queen of pop ran through a selection of tracks from recent chart topping album Music in her brief show at the 3,000 capacity Roseland Ballroom. Support came from former Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell with a DJ set, House Of Pain mainman Everlast and house producer Deep Dish. UK folk crossover star Beth Orton, originally slated as support, was unable to play. The audience, made up of competition winners from local radio, also contained a smattering of celebrities, including fashion designer Donatella Versace.

NME.COM will bring you a full report from the performance later today (November 6).


Madonna is expected this week to announce details of a forthcoming one-off show at London’s Brixton Academy, due at either the end of this month or very early December. Names that have been mooted as possible support on the night include Fatboy Slim, Prodigy’s Liam Howlett and Chemical Brothers.

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