Renowned performer and queer icon Madonna is reportedly planning to announce a 40th-anniversary Greatest Hits Tour. According to The Sun, the icon has dates planned in the UK and has booked out the O2 Arena in London for multiple events. This is the first-ever compilation tour from the popstar, set to feature her biggest hits like ‘Material Girl’, and more recent tracks like ‘Back That Up To The Beat’.
Reportedly, Madonna has appointed Jamie King as her Creative Director for the tour, after initially collaborating on the choreography for her 1995 music video ‘Human Nature’. As well as that, the pair have worked together on previous Madonna tours such as the Re-Invention World Tour, Confessions Tour and the Madame X Tour.
A source told The Sun that “Madonna is trying something completely new – and really giving fans, young and old, what they want. She wants to capitalise on tracks like ‘Frozen’ and ‘Material Girl’ popping off on TikTok and introduce her back catalogue to an entirely new generation. Previously she has always wanted to be forward-facing and focus on whatever new album she’s plugging.
#Madonna is reportedly planning her first ever Greatest Hits tour with multiple shows already booked at London’s The O2 arena to celebrate her 40th anniversary since the release of her debut album in 1983. It will be her 1st compilation show in history!🎤🏟️4⃣0⃣🎂🐐👑❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/QFHi7R8baq
— World Music Awards (@WORLDMUSICAWARD) January 5, 2023
“But now, in her mid-sixties, she is going back to basics and once again reinventing herself. That being said, it is sure to be no holds barred and suitably risqué. Her last Madame X Tour was in small theatres, but this one will be in stadiums, with the O2 already confirmed. It’s massively exciting.”
News of the potential tour broke on Wednesday, January 4, sending queer Twitter into a literal frenzy. Die-hard Madonna stans took to the platform to express their excitement. “Please God let this be true,” one user writes, “I’ll even travel if she doesn’t come to Australia.” Others are weighing up their options, writing “Might have to secure tickets. Sorry, Beyoncé.”
Madonna watching the girls and her gays fight to get tickets for her next tour pic.twitter.com/Ca4pq5JFEs
— was MDNASPEARSS (@mediamdnaspears) January 5, 2023
Although no information surrounding ticket release has been announced just yet, follow the queen herself Madonna on social media or sign up for her mailing list on her website to stay in the know.
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