Russian tabloid Zhizn reported that Madonna, 48, had been informed about possible terrorist attacks in Moscow during her show and had decided to call off her show in the Russian capital even though tens of thousands of tickets have been sold. The Moscow tour date has also disappeared from the schedule on Madonna's official site.
But Anton Atrashkin, a PR manager of Madona's tour, said the rumors were total nonsense.
"The situation has not changed at the moment and the concert will take place September 12, as scheduled," he said adding that Madonna's managers had visited Moscow Wednesday and were satisfied with the concert's venue.
The concert, part of Madonna's world tour to promote her 10th studio album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor", had been rescheduled from September 11 to 12 to avoid it clashing with the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The concert's venue was also moved from the Vorobyovy Gory hill overlooking the capital in front of Moscow State University to the Luzhniki stadium, also in the southwest of the capital.
The decision to hold the event at the Luzhniki was made by NCA, an official partner of LIFE NATION, the singer's concert organizer, and the Moscow authorities, NCA President Mikhail Shurygin said Monday.
"I assure you that Madonna's concert will take place September 12 at the Luzhniki sports center," he said.
Controversy has dogged the tour as religious groups have condemned a section of the show, which features a song in which Madonna is apparently crucified during her concerts on a giant cross studded with small mirrors. Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Muslim community have advised believers to stay away.
Madonna already cancelled her concert in Israel eighteen months ago when Palestinian extremists threatened to kill her and her two children.