Madonna kicks off her MDNA world tour 2012 with an unforgettable Tel Aviv concert where she calls Israeli’s support for Mideast peace. Madonna Tel Aviv Concert Video
Tel Aviv / NationalTurk – Madonna launces her 2012 world tour MDNA in Israel with an amazing concert Tel Aviv, where she not only more than impressed Israelis also urged them to take iniative to stop the never-ending conflict in the Middle East region.
Madonna telling fans at Tel Aviv concert: You can’t be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world
Madonna wowed the crowd at Ramat Gan Stadium in Israeli capital Tel Avivlast night where the quenn of pop addressed the audience in between sets and urged Israelis to the conflict and seek peace.
Nearly all roads to Ramat Gan Stadium were gridlocked last night as over 30,000 fans flocked to see U.S. pop legend Madonna performing at the stage to launch off her acclaimed MDNA world tour 2012.
Madonna named the extravaganza a ‘ Concert for Peace’ and has chosen Israel’s Tel Aviv her starting point for her world tour 2012. Madonna distributed 600 hundreds of tickets to Israeli peace activists by hand as the diminutive diva Madonna briefly met members of the Palestinian-Israeli Peace NGO Forum and handed them her concert’s tickets.
Popular Israeli DJ and producer Offer Nissim gave the warm-up act, as thousands made their way on foot through the blocked streets of Tel Aviv and meticulous security inspections until finally entering the Ramat Gan stadium. Nissim, who most recently arranged a remix for Madonna, launched the concert with a festive ambiance much to the excitment of the Israeli fans long before the 53-year-old Queen of Pop appeared on the stage where she is much bigger than her small figure. French electronic music DJ and producer Martin Solveig, who co-produced Madonna’s new album MDNA also performed shortly on the stage.
Madonna World Tour : Girls gone wild ignited the Tel Aviv crowd
After Madonna finally appeared, the stage was lit with the image of a huge cross and satanic symbols. ‘ Girls Gone Wild ‘ from Madonna’s new album was the opener of Madonna’s firts concert of her world tour 2012 in front of a roaring crowd which looked in the dark like a glowing field of fireflies, formed by thousands of mobile phones held up to face the stage dominated by an impressive Madonna.
Madonna : Why her world tour 2012 MDNA started in Tel Aviv, Israel
‘ I chose to start my world tour in Israel for a very specific and important reason,’ Madonna announced, applaused and cheered by the capacity crowd in Tel Aviv.
‘As you know, the Middle East and all the conflict that occurs here and have been occurring for thousands of years, they have to stop,’ the Pop diva added.
Madonna’s inciting ‘ Gang Bang ‘ was accompanied by images of blood stains, as the Quenn of Pop ‘ fired’ in all directions with a hand gun and a machine gun, closing with a shot of ‘die, bitch!’
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When the diva belted out ‘Express Yourself’ she worked into it a part of “Born This Way” in a semi nod or jab at Lady Gaga, whose song is seen by many as a take off on Madonna’s. The barb became more explicit when she ended with “She’s Not Me.”
During the concert Madonna addressed the audience, which applauded, explaining why she kicked off her show in Israel. The Tel Aviv show, in support of the MDNA album, launched the 53-year-old Queen of Pop’s ninth world tour and her first since her Sticky and Sweet outing in 2008/2009.
“You can’t be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world,” she said. “We all bleed the same color. “If we can all rise above our egos and our titles and the names of our countries and our religions, and treat everyone around us with dignity and respect, then we are on the road to peace. “If there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world.”
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This show is epic and bigger than anything she’s done before. There are many more costume changes. We’re taking 700 shoes on the road,” her costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips told the WWD website.
From Israel, Madonna is to move on to Abu Dhabi, and then to Europe. Her first concert in Europe will be in Istanbul, Turkey. Madonna will head the Americas before ending her world tour 2012 in early 2013 in Australia, where she has not given any concert in more than 20 years.