adonna is bringing her Celebration Tour to the O2. The fun kicks off on Saturday and each show will feature four decades of her greatest hits.
The Like a Virgin singer announced the tour in an iconic viral video with a wink to her ground-breaking film Truth or Dare.
In the video, Madonna faces off against Amy Schumer at a table surrounded by the likes of Diplo, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Lil Wayne, Bob The Drag Queen, Kate Berlant, Larry Owens, Meg Stalter, and Eric Andre. “I just want to make sure you all know why you’re here. Amy Schumer, truth or dare?” Madonna asks Schumer.
Madonna is the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time. She has the most number-one singles ever, with 13, and more number two peaks on the UK chart singles than any other artist, with 12. Her best-selling hits include Like a Virgin, Hung Up, Papa Don’t Preach, Like a Prayer, Vogue, Material Girl, and a whole host of other gems.
Having made her debut on the venue’s stage in 2009, she most recently performed there in 2015 as part of her Rebel Heart tour.
What time will Madonna be on stage?
Madonna will take to the London O2 Arena stage tomorrow (Saturday, October 14). The pop legend will perform after a recent health scare which saw her rushed to hospital. It also meant some of her Celebration shows were postponed. She was discharged from hospital on June 29 and has since taken some time out to recover.
The exact time Madonna will be on stage hasn’t been announced, but doors will open at 6.30pm across all six scheduled concerts. O2 shows usually end at 11pm for weekday events, while Sunday shows finish at 10.30pm.
Full list of Madonna London O2 Arena shows
- October 14
- October 15
- October 17
- October 18
- December 5
- December 6
What will Madonna’s setlist be?
Fans will be pleased to hear that Stuart Price, one of music’s most in-demand producers has given insight into what the shows will be consist of.
He told the BBC the show draws on four decades of archive footage and studio recordings. “A greatest hit doesn’t have to be a song,” he said.
Price added that finalising the set list was “the big challenge”. Many of the songs will be played in full, while some will be merged into other songs, and others will be used as “bridges” between acts.
A ballpark figure of 25 songs will be performed in full, with elements of 20 others appearing in some form, suggested by Price.
“There’s one thing that’s always dynamic, and that’s Madonna herself. Her personality is so strong, her interaction with the audience is so strong, that it creates opportunities for variation from night to night,” he added.
The show will draw on news footage, classic costumes, and music videos, but she won’t be joined by a band.