Madonna may have a reputation as one of music’s most prolific touring acts, but her latest trek continues to be plagued by problems.
The ‘Madame X Tour’ set sail in September and has already hit a number of icebergs – namely tardiness, cancellations, and postponements.
This week saw the latter rear its head again, for the Pop royal has had to rejig and, in some cases, outright cancel dates.
First affected was a series of Boston shows, which were set to take place November 30th – December 2nd at the Boch Center, Wang Theater.
Citing “overwhelming pain,” Madge issued the following statement:
“Please forgive this unexpected turn of events. Doing my show every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of punishment for me but the pain Im in right now is overwhelming and I must rest and follow doctors orders so i can come back stronger and better and continue the Madame ❌ journey with all of you.”
She then went on to announcement the postponement of 2020 dates in London and Paris; those, however, are the product of “production issues.”
As a result, the January 26th show at The London Palladium has been delayed to February 16th (the end of the 15-night run). Per the star’s team, it’s to afford crew enough time to install the required production elements at the venue.
Similarly, the Euro run’s first two Paris dates at Le Grand Rex, originally set for February 18th and 19th February, have been shifted to March 10th and 11th.
Kudos to Madge for her unparalleled drive. But these developments beg the question of whether the ‘Madame X Tour’ was perhaps a little more ambitious than it was practical.
In any case, we wish her the best.