On March 30 2001, Madonna’s Drowned World Tour was confirmed via this announcement:
For the first time in eight years since The Girlie Show, Madonna promises to take the stage live in a extensive international concert tour this summer. The exhilarating itinerary promises to take her in a series of shows in Europe beginning in June and all across America starting in July. The tour will be promoted by SFX. A complete schedule of these landmark events will be announced within weeks. Madonna is expected to perform material from her smash hit electrifying Cowboy Punk album Music as well as signature songs spanning the length of her incredible stunning career in a cutting edge concert setting that will continue the tradition of trend setting innovation that Madonna is famous and known for on the stage!
I Never got around to see Drowned World but it yielded two of her best records-1998’s Ray of Light and 2000’s Music. On both records, Madonna’s voice got better and the writing got sadder-an unbeatable combination! Naturally, the ballads held sway and two of them-Drowned World/Substitute for Love and Gone-were highlights and both songs-represent the apex of Madonna’s artistry!