Madonna Encourages Fans to Unite in 'Light and Love' at London Tour Opening
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Madonna Encourages Fans to Unite in 'Light and Love' at London Tour Opening

15 October 2023
2014
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Madonna Encourages Fans to Unite in 'Light and Love' at London Tour Opening

Epic Celebration Tour

Madonna kicked off her Celebration Tour with a call for unity, urging fans to embrace "light and love" for peace in the Middle East and the world.

The night started with a tech glitch, but the US superstar wowed fans with a mesmerizing show in London, performing over 40 songs from her four-decade career in various outfits and captivating stage setups at The O2.

The Queen of Pop ensured a family affair for the first show of her tour, with four of her six children gracing the stage throughout the nearly two-and-a-half-hour performance. She expressed her gratitude for their unwavering support during her recent battle with a severe illness.

Madonna, who opened the night in an elaborate black gown and silver headpiece, took her fans on a journey through her life using music and dance, beginning with powerful renditions of "Nothing Really Matters" and "Into The Groove."

While performing her hit "Burning Up," Madonna had to briefly pause the show due to sound issues, likening the experience to her early days in a struggling band. After the issues were resolved, she made up for the delay with energetic performances of "Open Your Heart" and "Holiday."

The mood shifted to a more solemn tone during her rendition of "Like A Prayer," with shirtless dancers adding a dramatic flair to her performance.

The show featured a sensual rendition of "Hung Up," followed by a high-energy performance of "Vogue," during which Madonna's daughters Estere and Lourdes made a surprise appearance on stage. The performance paid homage to New York ballroom culture and featured lively choreography and extravagant outfits.

Madonna's daughter Mercy James played the piano during "Bad Girl," and her son David Banda showcased his guitar skills, suspended in the air, for a country and western section of the show. Madonna expressed her deep appreciation for her children's support during her recent illness.

The night also included a tribute to the late Sinead O'Connor and a moving rendition of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" with the Ukrainian flag draped over her.

Madonna's devoted fan, Chris, who has attended every tour since 1990's Blond Ambition, described the night as a spectacular celebration of her career, noting her comfort and happiness on stage.

Madonna's Celebration Tour continues with three more sold-out dates in London before heading to Europe and North America, with two more London dates in December.

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