Madonna Trends Amid 40th Anniversary Tour Announcement

"The Celebration Tour" will feature songs from all of Madonna's eras.
By Madison E. Goldberg
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Today, Madonna trends as she announced her “Celebration Tour” in honor of the 40th anniversary of the start of her music career. The tour will feature work from all of her albums, and special guest Bob the Drag Queen will open the show.

The tour was first announced via Madonna’s official YouTube channel, where she invited celebrities, including Bob the Drag Queen, to a round table game of truth or dare, which pays homage to her 1991 documentary Truth or Dare, which chronicled her “Blond Ambition” Tour.

The tour will pay homage to New York City, where Madonna began her career in music and earned her unofficial title of the “Queen of Pop.”

The announcement has prompted fans to share some of their favorite Madonna moments on TikTok and Twitter, and even Jennifer Lopez shed some light on a famous performance she was almost a part of in a recent interview with E News.

Madonna has been known over the course of her career for her bold self expression and artistic  commentary on the Catholic Church. She was one of the first mainstream female artists to include themes of sexuality and religion into her music and performances, setting the stage for later artists like Lady Gaga. A 1984 clip of her seemingly predicting her future career on American Bandstand with Dick Clark surfaced on Twitter today.

The Queen of Pop’s 1989 song “Like a Prayer” famously was banned by the Vatican for its depiction of burning crosses and other “blasphemous behavior in a church.” In May 2022, Madonna tweeted at current Pope Francis asking to rejoin the church. Some fans felt that this controversy just showed how much global star power Madonna holds, even when she was so young.

 

 

Demi Lovato’s recent album cover for HOLY FVCK was received similarly in the UK for its religious imagery, causing the British press to draw comparisons between the two.

Madonna’s hits “Vogue” and “Material Girl” have soundtracked thousands of videos on TikTok in the past two years, cementing her influence on Gen Z. From trying out new styles to dressing in parents’ hand-me-down 80s clothes, the trends could drive more Gen Z concertgoers for the upcoming tour.

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♬ Material Girl – Madonna

Madonna, who has always been a vocal ally to the LGBTQ+ community, also received praise today for her long history of activism and her inclusion of Bob the Drag Queen in her upcoming tour.

Vivienne, a fellow queen and winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK, voiced her support for Bob in a heartfelt tweet about many of her fellow Rupaul alumni.

The presale for North American shows begins on January 20 at 10 a.m. local time, and will be available to purchase through Madonna’s official website. General public sales begin January 27.