Today in Madonna History: November 20, 1993

On November 20 1993, Madonna – Live Down Under: The Girlie Show (taped November 19th at Sydney Cricket Ground) was broadcast on HBO-TV. In Australia, Madonna postponed a scheduled concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to severe rain.

Recording of the November 19th show had been intended to serve as both a practice run for the following night, and as a safety show in the event of technical difficulties or cancellation of the November 20th concert. With Madonna apparently satisfied with the safety footage captured on the 19th, neither the December 3rd show at the Cricket Ground nor the rescheduled date (December 4th) served to provide supplemental footage for the eventual VHS/laserdisc release. The only notable differences between the HBO broadcast and the released version were some alternate camera angles and additional audio mixing.

3 responses

  1. she has to get back to australia. i know it’s a money issue, taking her massive show that far, but she could easily sell out several shows since it’s been so long. i feel so bad for the aussie fans.

  2. What I’d like for Madonna to do if she goes back to Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland is to do some Aussie songs the same way Springsteen did not too long ago-Maybe Madonna will do a cover of the INXS classic Never Tear Us Apart-That Would be a great way to honor Michael Hutchence! How ’bout it Madge?

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