Pop superstar Madonna kicked off a new world tour on Thursday wishing peace on the Middle East. Dark Catholic imagery was spliced with blood, guts and guns as the material girl burst onto the stage at Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan stadium.
The Associated Press reports:
Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her “MDNA” world tour on Thursday, performing in a country where she has long claimed a special bond.
The “Material Girl,” a devotee of a form of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah, danced, bumped, grinded and vogued in flashy costumes to a raucous crowd at Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv.
Madonna emerged on stage in a confessional, breaking through its glass window using a rifle, which she then aimed at the audience. She wore a skin-tight black outfit to sing her first song, “Girl Gone Wild,” accompanied by dancers dressed as monks.
She went on to sing “Give Me All Your Luvin’” and a mash-up of the classic “Express Yourself” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” dressed as a marching band conductor.
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