Today in Madonna History: June 25, 2001

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On June 25 2001, Madonna was featured on the cover of People Magazine.

Kicking off her latest tour, the Material Mom shows Barcelona she hasn’t lost a step – or her nerve.

She strutted across the stage at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi stadium as a snarling punk rocker. Then she became a shotgun-wielding geisha; next, a cowgirl gyrating on a mechanical bull. Clearly, marriage and motherhood haven’t mellowed Madonna. As nannies minded daughter Lourdes, 4, and son Rocco, 10 months, at a nearby villa, husband Guy Ritchie, 32, watched from the sound-board as the 42-year-old queen of pop mesmerized 18,000 fans on June 9, opening night of her 14-week Drowned World Tour—her first since 1993. Reports backup singer Niki Haris at a postconcert party: “Madonna was very, very happy. And tired.”

Did you see Madonna live during the Drowned World Tour? Where did you see her? 

2 responses

  1. I Almost went to see the Drowned World performances-I didn’t go because I was laid up-I had health issues at the time but what I Have seen of that tour stunned and gladdened me, namely Madonna’s skill on guitar
    -and that has enhanced and helped in her writing ability! Considering the setlist came from two of her most acclaimed records to date Ray of Light and Music-helped her cause greatly! I Can’t wait to see the Rebel Heart Tour in September! Love Madonna-always have always will!

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