BARCELONA – World-famous pop icon Madonna has once again confirmed her status as the undisputed ‘Queen of Pop’ with a sold-out concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
More than 18,000 fans witnessed a spectacular show as part of her ‘The Celebration Tour’. This world tour, which started in London on October 14, includes 78 concerts in 15 countries.
A spectacular opening
Although the star arrived on stage almost an hour and a half later than planned, she started the show with a bang. The song “Everybody” echoed through the room as Madonna, dressed in a jewelled tuxedo, transformed the stage into one big dance floor. Madonna, surrounded by twenty dancers and hundreds of spotlights, took the audience on a journey through her musical life. The set list was an ode to her 40-year career, including hits like “Holiday,” “Live to Tell” and “Like a Prayer.” Nostalgia was in full swing as Madonna picked up the guitar for “Burning Up,” a return to her musical roots.
Choreography and charisma
Despite the less demanding choreography compared to previous tours, Madonna proved that she has not lost her charisma and style. She provided an emotional and visually impressive experience that thrilled the audience.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening was when Madonna’s daughter, Mercy James, played “Bad Girl” on the piano. The intimate moment underscored the lasting influence of Madonna, who is the best-selling female artist of all time with 330 million albums sold.
A celebration of hits and rights
Madonna reflected on her lifelong struggle for LGTBI rights and used her stage to spread a message of inclusivity and equality. An emotional moment came as she sang “La Isla Bonita” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” draped in an LGTBI flag, against a backdrop of images of influential artists.
The end of an epic concert
After an energetic performance of “Ray of Light” and a nod to Michael Jackson with “Billie Jean,” she closed the night with “Give Me All Your Luvin'” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.” The two-hour spectacle featured no fewer than 17 costume changes and guest appearances from four of her children.
The tour, which was originally scheduled to begin in the US and Canada, was postponed due to the star’s ill health. Now that the European concerts are over, the tour continues with performances in cities such as Lisbon, Paris and Berlin, and returns to London for sold-out shows.
Some fans in Barcelona were lucky. They saw Madonna cycling through the city, on a mountain bike and dressed in a tracksuit and a black cap. Through her social networks, Madonna has also expressed how much she likes the Catalan capital and uploaded a story with a photo of herself completely dressed in a denim look on the streets of the city.
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