Thirty years since her music career began, Madonna continues to go strong releasing albums of new music and world wide supporting tours. Her latest album MDNA, is no exception and on September 4th she will bring her tour to the TD Garden for a show I’m sure will not disappoint. Madonna kicked off her tour in Tel Aviv, Isreal and not without stirring things up a little first first. She originally wanted to bill the show as the “Concert for Peace”, an idea that was met with criticism from various Palestinian and Israeli groups but, was supported by the Palestinian-Isreli Peace NGO. All politics aside, the show was a huge success. Her concert is separated into four parts complete with elaborate wardrobe changes and rotating sets switching from a church like setting to a motel room. The show features songs off her latest CD as well as many of her classic pop tunes like “Like A Prayer”, Celebration” and “Express Yourself”, the latter entwining it with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” playing on the notion that Gaga’s single has notable similarities to “Express”. Numerous reviews of the tour have noted the energy level to which the 54 year-old Madonna performs at, with Bernard Perusse of The Montreal Gazette saying, “As midnight went and she closed the night with a high-energy version of Celebration, you had to look hard for signs of fatigue on Madonna’s face.”
But, any Madonna show is not complete without some controversy and her stage show has stirred up quite a bit of it. She was first criticized for the portion of her show that involves the use of prop weapons during the song “Revolver”. In many cities she was told not to perform that segment due to claims of poor taste and Madonna’s camp said this in response, “Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art. Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She’s not about to start listening to them now”, proving that age will not soften this artist. She has also showed support for the imprisoned Moscow punk band, Pussy Riot, taking a moment out of her show to promote world peace, freedom of speech and LGBT support. Madonna deserves credit at her age and the point of her career as she’s still finding new ways to deliver a high-energy entertaining show.
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