The entertainer has built up a reputation for hosting large tours since launching her career in the 1980s, but in a new interview, she has divulged that she now wants to “reinvent” her concerts.
“I’ve done so many shows — world tours, stadiums, sports arenas, you name it — that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too. I like doing intimate shows and being able to talk directly to the audience,” said the singer.
Back in 1990, Madonna set the template for modern pop concerts with her Blond Ambition world tour. From its hydraulic stage to Jean-Paul Gaultier’s iconic costumes, it raised the bar for stadium-sized spectacle.
Now, after seven world tours, the star says she is “exploring” a smaller-scale show in the future. “I’ve done so many shows and tours in stadiums and sports arenas that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too. I like doing intimate shows and being able to talk directly to the audience,” said the singer.
“This is something I’m exploring the idea of doing a show that doesn’t travel the world, but stays in one place and utilises not only humour and the music in a more intimate setting, but other people’s music, as well, and other entertainment,” she adds.
According to the BBC, Madonna’s new concert format will be inspired by her Tears of a Clown shows, which were low-key gigs that she performed twice in 2016.