Award-winning icon Madonna has just announced rescheduled tour dates for her highly-anticipated world tour, as she recovers from a severe bacterial infection that brought her to intensive care.
The Celebration tour will now kick off in London on 14 October, three months later than originally planned to commence in Vancouver, Canada. Most US dates have been pushed back to 2024, with a number of cancellations.
The tour is meant to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s smash hit single Holiday, and heralds the megastar’s return to arenas and stadiums after the inventive, theatre-based Madame X shows of 2019 and 2020.
A few of those concerts were postponed or cancelled due to Madonna’s hip and knee ailments in addition to Covid-19 restrictions. All the more reason to be excited for what promises to be an unforgettable tour and a chance to celebrate the incredible career of one of music’s most influential artists.
Madonna is finally ready to light up the stage on her much-anticipated Celebration tour! The pop megastar revealed the news of her tour back in January and went into rehearsals in April – but a few weeks before opening night, a dramatic turn of events hit. Madonna was hospitalized with a “serious” bacterial infection – leaving her devoted fans beside themselves with worry.
In an emotional message to fans last month, Madonna opened up about her journey to recovery. She confessed that it was love and support from her family that got her through it, saying: “When the chips were down my children really showed up for me. It made all the difference. Love from family and friends is the best medicine. One month out of the hospital and I can reflect.”
Finally, Madonna has made it out of hospital and is excited to pick back up where she left off with reviving her legendary tour!
Coming back to the memorable fans in her home country, Madonna will kick off four sold-out performances at the O2 Arena, before heading across Europe for venues in France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Germany. The tour will then conclude with two more spectacular shows back in London in December.
Music fans are getting an extra special holiday gift this year, as Madonna announced a series of US tour dates being postponed after her initial tour was disrupted due to Covid. With stops in New York and Washington before Christmas, the international superstar is slated to hit the stage once again beginning in January.
The logistics of rescheduling have been no easy feat, resulting in some canceled shows in Tulsa, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. The most disappointing cancellation for many comes from Nashville, where a concert on December 22nd was supposed to benefit several trans rights organizations.
Fans impacted by the canceled shows will be refunded at their original point of purchase, and given priority access to tickets when the rescheduled shows go on sale. No details yet on what Madonna has in store for the show, although she did ask fans recently on social media what they’d like to hear her perform.
Whatever it is, fans won’t want miss out on singer’s first live performances in nearly a year!