Hard Candy Promo Tour

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Madonna’s 11th studio album “Hard Candy” was released on April 25th 2008 and for its promotion, Madonna did 3 shows in New York, Paris and London. It was the first time after almost 7 years that Madonna had a new Musical Director and an almost entirely new band – with Monte Pittman as the one sole exception. Longtime backup singer Donna DeLory was also noticably absent from the Hard Candy promo tour, leaving Confessions Tour veteran Nicki Richards to helm backup vocals.

Justin Timberlake made a guest appearance for the Roseland Ballroom (NYC) show for “4 Minutes,” while Justin’s pre-recorded vocals and image were used for the shows in Paris and Maidstone.

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Madonna (Vocals/Guitar)………………………………………………………………………….

Gibson Everly (ebony) in Miles Away
Gibson Les Paul Classic (ebony) in Hung Up

Amplification: Orange Rockerverb 100 Head, Orange PPC 212 (2×12) cab in custom purple sparkle automotive finish.

Madonna in her throneGibson EverlyGibson Les Paul Classic

Monte Pittman (Guitar/Backing Vocals)………………………………………………………

Gibson SG Custom (ebony) in Candy Shop
Gibson Hummingbird Custom (ebony) in Miles Away
Gibson Les Paul Custom ’57 reissue (3 pickups)(ebony) in Hung Up
Gibson SG Custom (Surf Green?) in Music, Give it 2 me

Amplification :2 Orange Rockerverb 100 Heads, 2 Orange PPC 412 (4×12) cabs in custom purple sparkle automotive finish.

Gibson SG Custom (ebony)Gibson Hummingbird Modern Classic CustomGibson Les Paul

Kevin Antunes  (Musical Director/Programming/Keyboards)………………………

Roland V-Synth GT
Roland
Fantom G7

Kevin Antunes

Ric’key Pageot (Keyboards)……………………………………………………………………..

Roland V-Synth GT
Roland
Fantom G7

Ric'key Pageot
Brian Fraser-Moore (Drums
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SABIAN Drums specs:
Roland PD-8
Tamborine
18″x22″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Bass Drum
5.5×10″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Snare
5.5″x14″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Snare
Multi Trigger Pad DRUMKAT Turbo
6″x10″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Tom
6″x12″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Tom
13″x15″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Tom
12″x14″ Tama Starclassic Bubinga Tom
Timbale-High Tama Starclassic Bubinga (5 x 10)
4 Pin-Tech Dingbat Trigger

SABIAN Cymbals

Brian Fraser-Moore

Eric Jao (DJ)………………………………………………………………………………………….

Nicki Richards (Backing Vocals)……………………………..………………………………..

Nicki Richards

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Candy Shop
Miles Away
4 minutes
Hung up
Give it 2 me
Music