Thursday, May 31, 2012

VIDEO: Madonna opens MDNA tour in Tel Aviv

Madonna kicked off her MDNA World Tour Thursday night in Tel Aviv.

YNetNews reports Madonna performed to a crowd of 33,000 at the Ramat Gan stadium.

Madonna, a devotee of a form of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah, danced, bumped, grinded and vogued in flashy costumes to a raucous crowd at the 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" with Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," dressed as a marching band conductor.

At one point during the show, Madonna addressed the audience and said she had decided to launch her tour in Israel for one specific reason and that being the Middle East conflict, which she said must stop

She noted that symbols on the stage represented both Israel and Palestine and sent a message of universal harmony. "We all bleed the same color, we all want to love and be loved."

While some artists have opted to boycott Israel because of its policies toward Palestinians, the 53-year-old Madonna's ties to the Jewish state have only strengthened in the last few years.

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Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (partial)
Ramat Gan Stadium – Tel Aviv, Isreal – May 31, 2012

Madonna – Express Yourself (partial)
Ramat Gan Stadium – Tel Aviv, Isreal – May 31, 2012

Madonna – Give Me All Your Luvin’ (partial)
Ramat Gan Stadium – Tel Aviv, Isreal – May 31, 2012

Madonna – Turn Up The Radio (partial)
Ramat Gan Stadium – Tel Aviv, Isreal – May 31, 2012

Madonna – Masterpiece
Ramat Gan Stadium – Tel Aviv, Isreal – May 31, 2012

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