The American singer Madonna begins in New York, the new international tour, because of the album “Madame X” and with concerts presented as “rare and intimate”, influenced by Lusophone music.
Madame X tour begins with a series of 17 concerts at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, and will arrive in Europe only by 2020, starting with Portugal, with eight concerts in January at the Lisbon Coliseum, almost sold out.
In recent weeks, the production of the 61-year-old singer has revealed on the social networks images and videos of the rehearsals, with the presence of dancers, some of the scenic spaces and various musicians, including elements of the Batukadeiras Orchestra of Cape Verde, and the young portuguese guitarist Gaspar Varela.
The tour should have started on the 12th, but was postponed today due to production issues, with Madonna justifying that “Madam X is a perfectionist and her fans deserve nothing less than the best.”
After New York, the ‘Madame X’ tour will pass through other US cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami.
In Europe, the tour starts in Lisbon. Madonna has scheduled eight concerts at the Lisbon Coliseum: on January 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23.
Creatively influenced by having lived in the Portuguese capital in recent years, ‘Madame X’ – the title of the album released in June – is a collection of 15 new songs that ‘celebrate Madonna’s long romance with Latin music and culture, as well as with other world influences. ”
Dino d’Santiago, Celeste Rodrigues, Fábia Rebordão, Ricardo Toscano, Gaspar Varela and the Batukadeiras of Cape Verde are some of the artists Madonna met in her last months of work and living in Portugal.
Made in collaboration with French producer Mirwais, Madonna’s 14th studio album includes a version of Portuguese singer Blaya’s ‘Faz gostoso’, which Madonna plays in Portuguese with Brazilian artist Anitta, and ‘Medellín’, a duet. with Colombian musician Maluma.