In a plot twist that could rival her own music videos, Madonna has rescheduled her Montreal show for next January. The "Celebration Tour," promising an immersive journey through four decades of chart-topping hits, had initially faced an unexpected intermission. Live Nation's earlier announcement impacted shows initially set for August 19 and 20, 2023, at the Montreal Bell Centre.
The ambitious 35-city global tour, featuring special guest Bob the Drag Queen, is set to be a grand exploration of Madonna's illustrious career. The star had expressed her enthusiasm for the tour, eager to deliver a memorable performance for her fans.
But the pop queen had a health scare in late June that put her in the ICU with a bacterial infection.
"I'm on the road to recovery," Madonna wrote in an Instagram post on July 10. "I didn't want to let down the people who worked tirelessly with me over the last few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone."
Madonna emphasized that her focus remains on her health and "getting stronger" so she can return to the stage and deliver the show her fans are eagerly anticipating.
Those who had purchased tickets for the original Montreal dates have been reassured by Live Nation to retain them, as they will be honoured for the newly confirmed January 18 and 20, 2024 dates.
On August 9, the pop star posted photos with the caption, "All dressed up and nowhere to go… But soon, very soon, I’ll be traveling to you." Accompanying shots hinted at the singer's tour wardrobe with silver chains, latex gloves and a signature black lace corset.
The European leg of "The Celebration Tour" remains unaffected and is set to kick off in October 2023. Despite the delay, excitement for Madonna's one-of-a-kind experience continues to mount, promising a spectacle with a comeback beat even her '80s hits would envy. It's safe to say the Queen of Pop's reign is far from over.