Madonna delays opening of upcoming tour: ‘Madame X is a perfectionist’
I know you’ve been waiting, yeah, I’ve been watching you.
Well, apparently, fans will have to wait just a few more days to see Madonna’s latest concert tour, “Madame X.”
The pop diva announced that the opening of her highly anticipated 11th concert tour, “Madame X” has been moved to Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn.
It’s been postponed from a Sept. 12 debut.
Performing in smaller venues for the first time since 1985's “The Virgin Tour,” the “Madame X Tour” will be a “series of rare and intimate performances taking place exclusively in theaters in select cities in North America” and Europe, live entertainment giant Live Nation said in a statement.
Even though the announcement might sound like hard candy for some fans to swallow, it comes in tandem with the singer’s four-decade-long career of high standards for her work. The rescheduling happened “as a result of the highly specialized production elements being delayed,” an official press statement read.
"Madame X is a perfectionist and wants to give you the most unique, magical, and musical experience,” the record-breaking superstar said in a statement.
“She underestimated the amount of time it would take to bring this kind of intimate theatrical experience to you and wants it to be perfect!!! Thank you so much for your understanding," Madonna, speaking about Madame X, added.
Madame X is the alter ego-du-jour of the legendary queen of reinvention.
She is “a secret agent, travelling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places,” the 61-year-old artist explained when she announced its release on social media. She’s a “dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whore, and a spy in the house of love,” the mother-of-six added.
Some fans, however, are out of luck. “Unfortunately, due to scheduling limitations and venue availability,” the statement reads, “the show previously scheduled for Sept. 15 is cancelled and refunds will be automatically issued.”
The tour, which is scheduled to end on March 4 in Paris, supports Madonna’s 14th studio album, “Madame X.” The chart-topping Latin-Luso-African-disco-pop-fused critically acclaimed project became Madonna’s ninth to land at no. 1 in the Billboard chart.