Madonna and the most memorable moments of her career
PARIS, July 27 — Madonna is in the midst of a European tour that began in late May and runs through August 21, including a unique small-venue concert at Paris’s Olympia on July 26.
Fans who didn’t manage to get hold of one of the 2,700 tickets for the show — which sold out in just two hours online — will be able to watch the Queen of Pop’s performance live on YouTube here.
Here are some of the highlights from Madonna’s live concerts:
Madonna recently put on an unforgettable show at the Stade de France on July 14, but it was a giant photograph of French right wing politician Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead, in a montage for the song “Nobody Knows Me,” that got the crowd going and the press talking.
Madonna was in charge of entertaining the crowd during the half-time of the 2012 Super Bowl, and she didn’t disappoint. Her outfit was spectacular, and her moves, including splits, were pretty impressive for a 53-year-old.
At the Grammy Awards in 2006, the Queen of Pop was 47, and she hadn’t lost her touch on the dance floor, as her performance to her song “Hung Up” demonstrates.
The superstar put on a show in 2004 in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, showing off her incredible fitness level along with some political commentary. Her song “American Life” vehemently condemns the George Bush administration and the war in Iraq.
In 2003, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears honored their elder by covering her greatest hits. Madonna seemed to have appreciated the gesture, since she walked to the stage while singing “Hollywood” and kissed both singers.
Like a virgin... Mary
In 1989, Madonna released “Like a Prayer,” which drew the ire of the Christian community. Here she is, on stage, clad in the outfit that shocked the Church (it also happens to be one of the least revealing in her wardrobe).
On the set of the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984, Madonna sang “Like a Virgin” in a wedding dress, wearing a belt that read “boy toy” and doing some in lascivious choreography. She concluded her routine by rolling on the floor. In 1990 in Toronto, she turned it up a notch by singing her song in a bed and performing explicit moves. She shocked the world, but the record she was promoting went on to sell 21 million copies, so it’s another case of mission accomplished. — AFP/Relaxnews