Water Mill’s Madonna will hit the small screen on December 9 with her new concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, a Showtime documentary that chronicles the singer’s last world tour. The hugely successful tour, which kicked off in September of 2015, grossed $169.8 million, brought the Material Girl’s total career ticket sales to over $1.31 billion and made her the top grossing touring female artist in Billboard Boxscore’s history.
Showtime’s Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour was filmed around the world and features live and behind the scenes footage from various shows and tour stops, culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park this past March.
Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, who co-directed the doc, have both worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.
“When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna— an iconic performer that we’re thrilled to have on our air,” says David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc., in the announcement for the film. “With her unique creative vision and unmatched stage presence, our viewers will see an arena show packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs.”
Madonna will be honored later this year with Billboard magazine’s 2016 Woman of the Year award, at an event that will coincide with the publication of Billboard‘s Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year.
Madonna also recently announced aspecial evening of music, art, mischief and a live performance on December 2, 2016 to benefit Raising Malawi, the non-profit she founded in 2006.
Showtime will premiere Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 9.
Watch the teaser below!