Madonna, the undisputed Queen of Pop, celebrates her 40-year career run with the “Celebration Tour” and hints at new music.
“Welcome to the party, bitches,” she announced to Rolling Stone, promoting her upcoming global tour. Madonna will kick off her 2023 concert dates this summer, performing her magnum opus hits across 40 North American and Europe cities.
Tour Announcement Video
The 64-year-old singer announced her 12th world tour in chatty table talk with Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Lil Wayne, Diplo, Kate Berlant, Larry Owens, Meg Stalter, Eric Andre, and Bob The Drag Queen, who will support Madonna on the 2023 dates.
Comedian Amy Schumer also appeared and sniped a cheeky dare toward the music icon. “Madonna, I dare you to do a world tour and play your greatest motherfuckin’ hits.”
“Four decades … as in, 40 years,” Madonna replies. “As in, all those songs?”
While the Celebration Tour is still months away, its popularity is already pricing some seats past $2000.
The GRAMMY winner hasn’t yet revealed the 2023 setlist; however, the video oozes with potential hints like “Like a Virgin.” Even Madge sings “La Isla Bonita.” With an extensive and diverse catalog, concertgoers must prepare for a lifetime work of pop perfection. Everything from her Madame X persona to the disco anthem “Hung Up” from Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) to “Papa Don’t Preach” from True Blue (1986.)
Due to high demand, The Celebration Tour “now includes second shows in Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, along with a third show in New York,” a statement on her website read.
Vanity Fair Italia, The Icon Issue (No.1)
As Madonna graces the first Icon Issue for Vanity Fair Italia, she delves into feminism, sexuality, religion and diversity. Like a bedazzled Virgin Mary at The Last Supper, the musician wore haute couture from John Galliano for Maison Margiela, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier and others. But, even more striking than the visuals, the interview uncovered her career-long battle against the patriarchy and how her artistic convictions eclipsed her image in the public eye.
In brighter news, the Queen of Pop shared her highly-buzzed-about biopic. “I’m about to create another show, and I’ve been working for several years on the screenplay about my life,” the singer told the magazine. “This is a good time for me — I’m gathering ideas, getting inspired, hanging out with creative people, watching films, seeing art, listening to music.”
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