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Good MDNA Day America!

The MDNA Tour - In Madonna's Own Words

My show
Is a journey.
The journey of a soul from darkness to light
It is part cinematic musical theatre.
Part spectacle and sometimes intimate Performance art.

But above all its a journey
From darkness to light
From anger to love.
From chaos to order.

It's true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns - but they are used as metaphors.
I do not condone violence or the use of guns.
Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging. In my case its wanting to stop the lies and hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken.

Ultimately as we follow through the journey of my story, the audience can see quite clearly what I see -
That the enemy is within and the only way to survive Disappointment Disapproval Judgment Heartbreak Jealousy Envy And Hatred Is with Love - not with revenge - not with guns and not with violence.

In spite of all the chaos and darkness and intolerance we seem to be encountering more and more in the world,
We cannot allow our anger or bitterness to swallow us up.
We come to understand that
There is an innate and pure love inside us all and we have to find a way to tap into it.

And we can't do it by being victims or placing the blame or pointing the finger at others.
But by recognizing that the enemy is within
And when we come to terms with it
And accept it
And struggle to change ourselves,
Then we can change the world without hurting anyone and we can inspire others to do the same.
When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point, Sometimes I play both.
I enjoy acting out this journey.
For none of us are perfect and we all have our own journey of growth to go on.
I know people can relate to it.
It's very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context.

It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end. I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, Invigorated and will want to make the world a better place.

And this of course was always my intention.

From Madonna.com

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Rabbitbunny

I agree with the preceding blogger! Madonna is a wealth of counterparts and dichotomies. As she writes in her COADF penultimate piece Like It or Not-she describes her life story "This is who I am/You can like it or not/You can love me or leave me/Because I'm never going to stop!" Madge is everything her live performances are-Who's That Girl?, Blonde Ambition, Drowned World, Reinvention, Confessions, Sticky/Sweet and MDNA-They're a part of her-all of her! Madonna does her Music out of Love. She Lives to Tell and Takes a Bow in Her Ray of Light. Even the non-fans will have to respect Maddy after MDNA! When Madonna Cries "No Fear!"-she means it from her heart. And that's why I'm going to MDNA at Wizard Verizon Center in D.C.-Madge has still got it. The facts don't lie!-Lady Madonna is a seeker who Dares to Tell the Truth! Madonna Forever!

JMS

Madonna portrays the virgin, saint, slut, assasin, geisha, sinner, killer, etc.
But she always gives a feel-good message to take away from her performances. She's an inspiration to millions of people worldwide.
That's why she's the most successful concert performer ever.
May God bless her, and may she keep on showing us her love.
I know I'm addicted!

ngl

The MDNA Tour is nothing like the extraordinary Blond Ambition Tour 1990- that tour was brilliant, exciting costumes, songs and staging. Extreme Violence was a real no go area in Madonna's career in the 80's/90's- and she spoke out against violence then and said her shows were a celebration of "Love" in all its forms (Her DWT 01 was her first and main foray into violence, but it made sense for the most part then). All of Madonna's Tours, prior to MDNA Tour, were utterly original and spectacular- this tour is a poor 'cut and paste' job of previous tours (the worst bits) and she is capable of much better than this. Goodbye to the "Reinvention" philosophy and hello to the "sub-standard Recreation".

InDaSnatch

@ Gilbert U., thanks for the love! :D xo

jc

That right ! her show are always like a theatrical history and this is a very good description what is all about MDNA, if you don't get it. Don't see it. and you are right is almost like the BAT. with darkness and light, from hurt to love. MDNA AMERICA TOUR !!!! woooowwwwww.

Gilbert U.

Hmmmm, perhaps her statement reflects things that she's said in the past simply because they're written by the same person! Ever think of that? Furthermore, Blond Ambition was a few short years after her divorce with Sean Penn much like this tour is a few short years after her divorce with Guy Ritchie. I'm pointing that out 'cuz the darkness of going through a divorce and heading "to light" is something that she may be experiencing once again in her life.

@InDaSnatch: I love reading your posts. XO :-D

kwljr

whatever bitches,
She's always been on the forefront of the music industry and it drives people crazy that see still fills the arenas when no one else can. She's always been political , personal ,and provocative. I personally hope she continues to fill the dance floors her sound and point of view.

TF

lol@the so called 'fans'.

Thats all her 'fans' do: Bitch and complain.

Go to a fucking Lady Goober website and leave the Madonna fans who like what she is doing currently ALONE.

It's beyond fucking annoying.

Tks.

B. Niles

"When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point, Sometimes I play both."
Well said, Madge. Your concert is a show, just like watching a drama on TV or movie screen is a show. You are allowed (and expected) to exercise artistic license and I'm so glad you "like to" do this.

Dieter

Just go away you two fuckers !!! What M says was correct back in the day and is now !!! Why re-phrase when you got it right the first time around ??? God save the Queen !!!

Andy

She needs to film this in a sound stage on a movie lot and make a film out of it like Prince did with Sign O The Times.

get the picture?

@ngl & @traci - sry, but your ignorance & obvious lack of understanding or ability to read.. well, in a word - shame, really :)

'pointy bras'? oh really??:)

sad You can't see nor enjoy the light in Her journey & evolve with Her.. even when She has to simply write about each detail & explain Her choices - kinda painting it red for all of You guys..

mind you, to Her credit, She's always been far above & beyond these kinds of narrow minded tunnel views of the world & Her in it.. bless Her for that. mean it. Really.

Keep rockin' M!
privilege to share this lifetime with U!

stelloyd@live.co.uk

Omg what a crock of old S**T.

Keep it real Madge

Johan

The essential personality and direction of interests and focus etc very rarely changes very much over lifetime. Especially not after the age of 35 in realistic terms. So even if Madonna has evolved and grown in ways you cant expect her to be none other than herself.
Some say she grew up during the Ray Of Light-era. It depends on how you see it as I would say. Her intellectual capacity and maturity as well as her thoughfullness was very, very sharp during the Erotica-era and the release of her book Sex even if it often is a bit forgotten by some at this point. For example.
So her own words about the MDNA show should not be let down just because it´s similar to previous statements about her work.
At this point lets hope Love Spent is released as a single. Because it has the best ability of all songs on MDNA to reach succes on charts.

InDaSnatch

Well there's two people on here that are obviously battling the enemy within lol. MADONNA is right, this is why our world is full of hate and chaos. Nobody can appreciate anything anymore. Everything has to be attacked and criticized. So sad :( Maybe society should stop this obsession with reality crap and competition shows. It's warped everyone's minds and turned them into critical, insecure and pretentious monsters. No pun intended lol. Keep spreading love and light MADONNA, no matter what the haters say!! All we can do for people like that is pray :D

Gilroy

If it's such a big metaphor, I don't think the audience gets it. They cheer pretty wildly every time she shoots somebody. The reactions were most disturbing at the end of "Je t'aime" during the Paris Olympia show.

ngl

@ Traci Frost that was Exactly what I was thinking!! Her decision to wear pointy bras again on this tour really confirms our suspicions!! Madonna may speak eloquently about this tour (retrieving and reciting her 1990 speech!), but it's a load of crap, and it's doubtful that Madonna's violent/sacriligeous/ sexual behaviour would be interpreted by her audience in this highbrow intellectual way. I'd respect Madonna more if she just admitted she does rebellious and shocking things because she likes too and that's all there is to it!!

traci frost

hmm blond ambition statement, (truth or dear after toronto)nearly word for word.

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