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Yes, it’s True: Madonna Will Appear and Perform at NYC Pride

2019 WorldPride NYC has ended. To get Pride parade and festival dates, check out our List of Pride Celebrations around the world.


Madonna is now expected to perform a few songs at Pride Island on Sunday, June 30.

Madonna — photo by Joshua Brandao
NYC Pride, the organizers of WorldPride NYC 2019/Stonewall 50, confirm today that Madonna is now on the bill and is expected to take the stage at Pride Island on the last day of WorldPride celebrations. The Material Girl first broke the news on a video aired during this morning’s broadcast of The Today Show on NBC.
“I hear you,” says Madonna in the video, draped in one of her Madame X Rainbow Flags, “I will be on Pride Island — where I was born.”

Madame X Signs In

It’s expected her next move will the debut of “Dark Ballet” from the new Madame X studio album. The album appears June 14 under agreement with Live Nation, Interscope Records and her label, Maverick.

In addition, Madge is partnering with The Trevor Project and during the month of WorldPride, all proceeds from the exclusive Madame X Pride collection (which include a limited-edition Pride Rainbow Vinyl, flag and digital download) will be donated to the organization.
Buzz about the superstar’s appearance at the largest LGBTQIA+ Pride in world history has ricocheted across social media for close a year — so much so that Pride Island Sunday sold out a mere eight hours after tickets went on sale in March. (Tickets for the Saturday edition of the two-day music and cultural event are also now sold out.)

Living for Love

Clearly NYC Pride’s Executive Director Chris Frederick is elated to confirm the rumors. “The community called loud and clear for an appearance by Madonna at Pride Island for WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. I’m thrilled to report that Madonna and WorldPride NYC delivered on that call. “This is going to be a night that our Pride Island guests will remember for the rest of their lives.”

WorldPride NYC 2019 | Stonewall 50 is the most prominent part of the global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, considered the igniting event of the modern movement for LGBTQIA+ equality and liberation.
NYC Pride officially won the bid to host WorldPride 2019 in 2015, though planning for this historic Pride began in 2009. More than 4.5 million people are expected to visit New York City during WorldPride, events of which started on Saturday, June 1 and runs throughout LGBTQIA+ Pride Month across the 5 boroughs of New York City.

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