It was a magnificent, yet touching show in Paris last night where Madonna invited her son David on stage to perform the “Redemption song” with her but the Queen of Pop also did a special mini acoustic gig in the streets of Paris with Monte and David to sing “GhostTown”, “Like A Prayer” and “Imagine”.
Confrontational is a European darkwave project that is turning heads with ass kicking new record A Dance Of Shadows.
How did Monte Pittman become involved? He is so busy but seems like such a great dude. And you and I were talking at length earlier about liking his days in PRONG.
Yes, Monte is really busy recording and touring with MADONNA these days. I am a really huge PRONG fan, and I’ve had my first taste of Monte’s guitar playing through his fretwork on SCORPIO RISING.
His latest release, THE POWER OF THREE, is one of the best metal albums of these recent years and truly kept me sane during some tough times in 2014. When I wrote a song that I thought was fitting to his style, I sent it over to Monte and asked him what he thought. He came up with some really perfect riffs and one hell of a soaring solo for “Like A Curse”, turning it into an instant favorite of mine. I find Monte’s attitude truly inspirational. I’m forever grateful for his contribution and I’m looking forward to seeing him performing live someday soon, hopefully.
Check out the new interview that hit the web! “A Journal of Musical Things” got down with Monte during one of the days-off of the Rebel Heart Tour and talked about all kinds of things, including what Slayer song Madonna rocks out in the rehearsal room!
Check out another cool video from our friend “MadonnaLover” on YouTube that captures Monte’s acoustic solo for “La Isla Bonita” during the 2nd show in Toronto. Monte plays his custom made Bourgeois “Banjo Killer” guitar. Enjoy!
“In this episode I am joined by Monte Pittman (Madonna). We discuss Kemper Amps, touring with Madonna, Nile Rodgers, how he started working with Madonna, Drake, people who ask for guest list spots, Madonna’s Pantera cover, Prong, Paul Stanley vs Dee Snyder, Jay Rustin, and Joey Belladonna.”
Check out this great video of Monte playing “Burning Up” on Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour. Monte uses his ESP FRX guitar (with Seymour Duncan pickups) and adds an awesome solo with finger tapping, slides and bends to set us “ON FIRE”!
Great news for all the friends & family of our Rock God! The Rebel Heart Tour will visit San Antonio and Houston, TX in January! Check out the full press release at madonna.com
NEW DATES ADDED
Jan. 06 – Mexico City, MX – Sports Palace – Details to follow
Jan. 10 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center – On Sale Sept 21
Jan. 12 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center – On Sale Sept 21
Jan. 14 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center – On Sale Sept 21
Jan. 16 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center – On Sale Sept 21
Jan. 18 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – On Sale Sept 21
Feb. 04 – Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei Arena – On Sale Sept 26
Feb. 09 – Bangkok, Thailand – Impact Arena – On Sale Oct. 3
Feb. 13 – Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Arena – On Sale Oct 10
Feb. 17 – Hong Kong – Asia World Arena – On Sale Sept 25
Feb. 20 – Macau – Studio City Event Center – Details to follow
Feb. 21 – Macau – Studio City Event Center – Details to follow
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is all set and ready to kick off in Montreal, tonight! The band & crew have been rehearsing for months and promise to give you the best show on earth!
This is Monte’s 6th World Tour with the Queen of Pop – Monte has been playing with Madonna since 2000! Monte recently started using periscope.tv so make sure to follow him on twitter @montepittman and get all the latest news from the man himself!
Check out Monte’s latest interview for the Electric Music Magazine. Monte talks about his inspirations, working with the Queen of Pop aka Madonna, his solo career and 5 things that only few people know about him!