Madonna, on her “Rebel Heart Tour”, will be touching down in NYC on September 16th for two performances at Madison Square Garden, in addition to one performance at Barclays (9/19). Sure, this on its own is great news. From the looks of her “B*tch I’m Madonna” video, it looks like the queen of pop has still got it. But now, there’s another reason to be excited for Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour at MSG: Amy Schumer, who is quickly encroaching on Louis C.K for his place on the “King of Comedy” throne, will serve as opener for Madonna at all three NYC performances. So, if you’re a fan of both Madonna and stand-up comedy, and especially of Schumer’s raunchy wit, this may be the best news you hear all week! Schumer informed fans via an adorable tweet + clip of her “auditioning” for the part by singing Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” as a preteen. Amy, you never cease to make us smile.
We’re very excited to see how Amy Schumer opens the show for Madonna. In addition to this, Schumer will debut her first feature-film starring role in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, set to hit theaters July 17th. Madonna, in addition to touring the country, has just given fans a video full of cameos (Kanye West, Katy Perry, Diplo, and more), so full it could contend with Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video. So, it makes sense that Madonna and Schumer, two powerful women, team up to take on one of New York City’s most iconic venues. Madonna tickets are on sale now, and with the announcement of Amy Schumer as opener, we anticipate they are going to sell out fast. So don’t wait to purchase your Madonna + Amy Schumer tickets, and be sure to check out Madonna’s music video for “B*tch I’m Madonna” below!