The Queen of Pop, Madonna, affectionately known to many of her fans as Madge, is apparently planning an anniversary tour, with dates already booked in “London’s O2 Arena for multiple events,” reports The Sun.
Reports say the tour would start at the end of the year and feature her biggest hits, and that she’s been in talks with Jamie King, the creative director who first worked with her in 1995 to choreograph the her video “Human Nature,” then went on to work on several of her tours, including the most recent, her 2019 Madame X Tour.
With older tracks such as “Frozen” and “Material Girl” proving popular on TikTok, Madonna wants to present her body of work to a fresh new audience, sources told The Sun. She has also released a demo of the original version of “Back That Up to the Beat”; a reworked version appeared on the deluxe edition of Madame X. The demo version has gone viral on TikTok, with another version posted to Instagram.
The latter includes footage from Malawi, the focus of the nonprofit organization Raising Malawi, founded by Madonna and Michael Berg to help fight poverty and hardship. Madonna celebrated New Year’s Eve in Malawi with her children, four of whom come from there, News24 reports.
She used a sped-up version of the song on TikTok to wrap the year up.
Madonna had already hinted about a tour in an interview with Variety last summer. “I want to go on tour again, I’m a creature of the stage. That is my happy place,” she said.
As World Music Awards @WORLDMUSICAWARD has tweeted: #Madonna is reportedly planning her first ever Greatest Hits tour with multiple shows already booked at London’s The O2 arena to celebrate her 40th anniversary since the release of her debut album in 1983. It will be her 1st compilation show in history!
#Madonna is reportedly planning her first ever Greatest Hits tour with multiple shows already booked at London’s The O2 arena to celebrate her 40th anniversary since the release of her debut album in 1983. It will be her 1st compilation show in history!🎤🏟️4⃣0⃣🎂🐐👑❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/QFHi7R8baq
— World Music Awards (@WORLDMUSICAWARD) January 5, 2023