Today in Madonna History: September 25, 1993

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On September 25 1993, Madonna’s The Girlie Show tour opened with 2 sold-out concerts at Wembley Stadium in London, England.  Over 144,000 fans attended the two shows in London.

The Girlie Show was launched in support of Madonna’s 1992 album, Erotica. The show had the central visual theme of a “sex circus”. Described as “a mixture of a rock concert, a fashion show, a carnival performance, a cabaret act and a burlesque show”, the show had a more complex stage than those from Madonna’s previous tours: it had a runway that led from the centre of the main stage to a minor stage, a revolving elevated platform in the middle of the main stage, balconies in the rear of the stage, and a giant illuminated Girlie Show sign above stage, among other features. The tour was directed by Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone; costumes for the tour were designed by Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.

Did you see The Girlie Show live in person? 

One response

  1. I did not see Girlie Show Tour-I watched it on videotape-parts of it were brilliant! I loved ballads Rain and In This Life! These were the concerts Madonna didn’t want to do-she was emotionally spent and burned out! By the time she returned to the stage eight years later, the world changed beyond recognition! The Sex Era was history!

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