Madonna Kicks Off Her Rebel Heart Tour: See Her 7 Chicest, High Fashion Costumes

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‘Come on, Vogue!’ – Madonna Kicks Off Rebel Heart Tour with Big Energy, Wild Stunts.

The pop star kicked off her “Rebel Heart” tour in Montreal on Wednesday night, belting out a mix of her iconic hits and new music from her recently released album, also titled, Rebel Heart. Madonna is known for breaking ‘the rules’ when it comes to being a female pop star, after all she was one of the first to perform racy scenes in music videos and on tour.A flying sequence, nuns on poles and dancers sliding down a screen — Madonna packed all that and more into the first concert of her Rebel Heart tour.

This included some iconic songs such as: Iconic, B*tch I’m Madonna, Burning Up, Holy Water, Devil Pray, Messiah, Body Shop, True Blue, Deeper and Deeper, Heartbreak City, Like a Virgin, S.E.X., Living For Love, La Isla Bonita, Dress You Up, Everybody, Lucky Star, Who’s That Girl, Rebel Heart, Illuminati, Candy Shop, Material Girl, La Lie En Rose, Unapologetic B*tch, and Holiday. So she was determined to put on a spectacle when she stepped out in Montreal, Canada, for the first of 64 dates around the world, with a stream of costume changes and dance routines. She also cavorted with a much younger male dancer during one segment of the show, grinding up against him as she made her way through her hits-packed back catalogue.

Madonna, 57, then moved to the nostalgic, singing “Body Shop,” “True Blue,” “Deeper and Deeper” and her first No. 1 hit, “Like a Virgin.” After performing for nearly two hours, and changing into countless outfits — designed by Miuccia Prada, Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang, among others — Madonna ended the concert with a crowd favourite. Showing off her impressively toned figure in a tiny 1920s inspired outfit, including a tiny sequinned dress and fishnet tights, she risked showing too much by kicking her legs into the air while performing. Yes, this is Madonna standing on a nun, who somehow manages to be in surfboard formation as she balances herself on a pole during a “Holy Water”/”Vogue.”

The Material Girl was uncharacteristically covered up in the red and black bullfighter traje de luces costume – one of eight different looks during the show – designed by Spanish tailors Zaragoza. The Vogue singer – who is the best-selling female recording artist of all time – seemed to be travelling the globe one stage outfit at a time as she changed into a Chinese-inspired fitted coat, carrying an open fan for her dance number. The Queen of Pop wears lavish designs from Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Alexander Wang, Prada, Miu Miu and Swarovski during the high-energy show. She’s seen encased in a cage, as well as saucily performing on a stage full of beds, and performed pared down acoustic versions of some her perkier 80s classics including Who’s That Girl. The lead up to Rebel Heart was beset by difficulties; most of the album was leaked online last December resulting in an emergency release of six tracks earlier than planned, followed by her painful fall at the Brits.

Then, the tour – her tenth worldwide – was originally scheduled to start in Miami on August 29th, but the first five dates were postponed after Madonna said they weren’t ready. In a slow, graceful take on “Vogue,” Renaissance images of religious figures replaced movie stars while Madonna and her dancers posed at “The Last Supper” table. Madonna delved deeper into her personal story in the second act, which found her on the hood of a ’60s Chevy in an auto repair shop, a clear reference to her Detroit roots. After Montreal for two nights, she’s due for her first US date in Washington D.C before playing New York, Las Vegas and heading via Berlin, Barcelona and London to The Philippines and finally finishing in Australia on March 27 next year.

Madonna came the closest she’s ever going to get to a “greatest hits” display in the third act, where she offered touchstones from “Lucky Star” to “Everybody.” The latter she hasn’t performed live since the early ’90s. She will be hoping for a successful tour, which can be highly lucrative for artists – her Sticky & Sweet tour in 2008 raked in $408 million, the biggest box office ever for a solo artist, while her MDNA tour in 2012 netted $305 million. Madonna has 18-year-old daughter Lourdes – whose father is personal trainer Carlos Leon and 14-year-old son Rocco with ex-husband Guy Ritchie and well as two adopted children, Mercy, nine, and David Banda who turns ten later this month. That theme allowed Madonna to run through a wide range of characters in the show — including a ’20s French cabaret star — while maintaining a solid through-line.

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