Madame X show is intimate and thrilling
The Queen of Pop overcame injury to deliver one of her most memorable shows yet in London, attitude.co.uk reports.
It was a smart move on Madonna’s part to ban the use of mobile phones for her Madame X tour.
More than four months since its New York premiere, the show arrived in London to great excitement; its surprises unspoilt by YouTube uploads, rave review from both professional publications and social media postings, and its setlist up online, ensuring no-one is going along in anticipation of a greatest hits extravaganza.
That’s just as well, because the show is mostly Madame X-centric with a few oldies thrown into the mix – not that that would come as a big surprise to true fans, since she’s always leaned heavily towards new material since 2001’s ‘Drowned World’ tour.
So we get a very cool ‘Vogue’ done as a sort of snippet from a spy movie, ‘Express Yourself’ as an a cappella singalong, ‘Like A Prayer’ as transcendent gospel (and very much in tune post Eurovision) and ‘Frozen’ accompanied by a stunning video of daughter Lourdes doing interpretive dance like a chip off the old block.
But it was the new songs that truly thrilled – from electrifying opener ‘God Control’ to an inspirational ‘I Rise’ at the end, where Madonna walked up the aisle and through the crowd in what truly is her most intimate show to date.
The Madame X era has proven to be a trying one for the Queen of Pop: Released in June last year, the album is her best since 2005’s Confessions on a Dance Floor and – with its genre-blending, world-exploring sound – it’s very much the work of a woman keen to push the envelope.
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