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If Bedtime Stories and Something to Remember had a promotional tour. 

The tour would start a week after the release of Take a Bow, and would end after the release of You'll See.

 

Bedtime Stories Promotional Tour

1994

Set list 

01. INTRO (Sanctuary)

02. Bedtime Story   

03. Survival

04. Inside of Me  

05. Human Nature 

06. Forbidden Love 94 / Love Tried to Welcome Me (Interlude)

07. I'd Rather Be Your Lover  

08. Secret 

09. Take a Bow  

 

Bedtime Stories Promotional Tour 

1995 

Set list 

01. INTRO (Sanctuary)

02. Bedtime Story (Junior's Wet Dream Mix)

03. Survival

04. Secret (contains elements of "AllStar Mix")

05. Human Nature 

06. Live to Tell [Instrumental] (Interlude)

07. Forbidden Love 94 (Full Version)

08. I Want You (contains elements of "Teardrop" by Massive Attack)   

09. I'll Remember (Orbit Mix)

10. Don't Cry For Me Argentina [Instrumental] (Interlude)**

11. Don't Cry For Me Argentina**

12. Take a Bow

13. You'll See (contains reprise of "Take a Bow")

** (Teaser for Evita 

 

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EVENING W/ MADONNA: 4 Night Special 

Set list

Night 1:

01. I Want You (Orchestral) (contains elements of "Teardrop" by  Massive Attack)

02. Rain 

03. Live to Tell

04. Joan of Arc**

05. Easy Ride / X-Static Process (Medley)**

06. Frozen** 

07. Looking for Mercy

08. Borderline (Acoustic)

09. Crazy for You 

ENCORE:

10. I'll Remember 

11. Take a Bow / You'll See (Medley)**

 

Night 2:

01. I Want You (Orchestral Version)

02. Rain (Acoustic)

03. Live to Tell

04. Joan of Arc (Acoustic)**

05. Easy Ride / X-Static Process**

06. Frozen** 

07. Open Your Heart (Acoustic)

08. Borderline 

09. Crazy for You

ENCORE:

10. Holiday  

11. Take a Bow / You'll See**

 

Night 3:

01. Drowned World / Substitute for Love (contains lines from "Nothing Fails")

02. Wash All Over Me (Acoustic)

03. Borrowed Time (contains lines from "Time Still Stood")

04. Joan of Arc (Acoustic)**

05. Easy Ride**

06. Frozen**

07. Looking for Mercy

08. The Power of Good-Bye (Acoustic)

09. I'll Remember 

ENCORE:

10. Something to Remember 

11. Take a Bow / You'll See** 

 

Night 4 

01. Drowned World / Substitute for Love

02. Wash All Over Me (contains lines from "Rain")

03. Borrowed Time

04. Joan of Arc (Acoustic)**

05. Easy Ride** 

06. Frozen**

07. Ghosttown (Acoustic)

08. Like a Prayer 

09. I'll Remember (Acoustic)

ENCORE:

10. Borderline 

11. Take a Bow / You'll See** 

** (main set songs)

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Okay, I'm terrible at naming things, so ignore all the act names.

What I'm thinking is M wakes up one day next year and she's like "Hey! Next year will be my 40th industry anniversary. I was super bored during quarantine and the Madame X Tour didn't go as planned and I've never bothered to preserve my legacy so I think I'll do something different and give the fans what they want. *picks up phone* Stuart? You're in."

So this is my Greatest Hits Dream Setlist that is TOTALLY undoable even though I've envisioned many of these songs being performed in shorter versions to fit everything in in a ~150 min show and it having less complex dance numbers for M so she can rest her body and voice and not die of exhaustion. For starters, there are many songs here I think M has completely forgotten about and I imagine this as (somewhat limited*) stadium tour with more elaborate technology and staging than The MDNA Tour.

But a guy can dream:

M4D0NNA  - THE IMMACULATE TOUR

 

ACT I - LET THE MUSIC TAKE CONTROL

- Everybody (Remix) (VIDEO INTRODUCTION) (contains samples of Vogue, Causing a Commotion, Hung Up, 4 Minutes, Ray of Light, Bitch I’m Madonna, Like a Virgin and Music)

1. Open Your Heart
2. Into the Groove (contains excerpts of Where’s the Party)
3. Music (contains samples of Celebration)
4. Holiday

ACT II - THAT GIRL

- Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

5. Who’s That Girl
6. Deeper and Deeper (contains excerpts of Get Together)
7. La Isla Bonita (contains excerpts of Medellín)
8. Beautiful Stranger
9. Material Girl (contains excerpts of Hollywood)

ACT III - NOT YOUR BITCH

- Candy Shop (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

11. Justify My Love / Erotica (contains samples of Bedtime Story)
12. Like a Virgin (contains samples of Act of Contrition)
13. Express Yourself
14. Sorry (contains samples of Impressive Instant and Broken)
15. Human Nature (contains samples of Jump)
16. Bitch I’m Madonna (contains samples of Girl Gone Wild and Give It 2 Me)

ACT IV - WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT

- You Must Love Me / Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Remix) (DANCER INTERLUDE)

17. Lucky Star (contains samples of Angel)
18. Dress You Up / Borderline
19. Frozen (contains samples of Secret)
20. Cherish (contains excerpts of True Blue)
21. Surprise Song
22. Take a Bow (contains samples of You’ll See)

ACT V - AWOKEN

- Drowned World/Substitute for Love (Remix) (contains samples of Nothing Really Matters) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

23. Papa Don’t Preach
24. God Control (Intro) / American Life (contains samples of Batuka)
25. 4 Minutes
26. Die Another Day (Downtempo Remix with excerpts of Rescue Me and samples of Wash All Over Me)
27. Don’t Tell Me (contains excerpts of Like It or Not)

ACT VI - FEELS LIKE HOME

- Rebel Heart (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

28. I Rise (contains excerpts of Falling Free)
29. Vogue
30. Hung Up
31. Like a Prayer
32. Ray of Light

 

Act I would be very New York in the 80's theme, as if it were re-introducing Madonna to us again. Act II would comments on/poke fun/critique the media's image of M throughout the decades. Act III would be M pushing boundaries and not being afraid to be sexual in her terms, regardless of the backlash. Act IV would sort of be M commenting on her many loves and heartbreaks throughout the years. Act V would be Political!Donna. Act VI would be a big celebration party to get everyone dancing and a big thank you to her fans. I tried to build the setlist, including the interludes, around each themes.

*Well, since no one has asked, here are the dates I've imagined for the tour because we're in quarantine and I have too much time on my hands and I'm losing my mind:

NORTH AMERICA LEG

May 28, 2022 - Inglewood, United States - SoFi Stadium
May 29, 2022 - Inglewood, United States - SoFi Stadium
June 01, 2022 - San Diego, United States - SDCCU Stadium
June 04, 2022 - San Francisco, United States - Oracle Park
June 05, 2022 - San Francisco, United States - Oracle Park
June 08, 2022 - Denver, United States - Empower Field at Mile High
June 11, 2022 - Las Vegas, United States - Allegiant Stadium
June 14, 2022 - Vancouver, Canada - BC Place Stadium
June 16, 2022 - Seattle, United States - CenturyLink Field
June 18, 2022 - Glendale, United States - State Farm Stadium
June 21, 2022 - Dallas, United States - Cotton Bowl
June 23, 2022 - Houston, United States - NRG Stadium
June 26, 2022 - Miami Gardens, United States - Hard Rock Stadium
June 28, 2022 - Atlanta, United States - Mercedes-Benz Stadium
June 30, 2022 - Detroit, United States - Ford Field
July 02, 2022 - Toronto, Canada - Rogers Centre
July 03, 2022 - Toronto, Canada - Rogers Centre
July 06, 2022 - Landover, United States - FedEx Field
July 09, 2022 - Chicago, United States - Soldier Field
July 10, 2022 - Chicago, United States - Soldier Field
July 13, 2022 - Philadelphia, United States - Lincoln Financial Field
July 16, 2022 - Foxboro, United States - Gillette Stadium
July 17, 2022 - Foxboro, United States - Gillette Stadium
July 20, 2022 - Montreal, Canada - Olympic Stadium
July 23, 2022 - East Rutherford, United States - MetLife Stadium
July 24, 2022 - East Rutherford, United States - MetLife Stadium
July 30, 2022 - Mexico City, Mexico -  Estadio Azteca
July 31, 2022 - Mexico City, Mexico -  Estadio Azteca

SOUTH AMERICA LEG

August 03, 2022 - Medellín, Colombia - Atanasio Girardot
August 06, 2022 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
August 07, 2022 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
August 10, 2022 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional
August 13, 2022 - São Paulo, Brazil - Estádio do Morumbi
August 14, 2022 - São Paulo, Brazil - Estádio do Morumbi
August 17, 2022 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Estádio do Maracanã

EUROPE LEG

September 03, 2022 - London, England - Wembley Stadium
September 04, 2022 - London, England - Wembley Stadium
September 07, 2022 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
September 10, 2022 - Paris, France - Stade de France
September 11, 2022 - Paris, France - Stade de France
September 14, 2022 - Barcelona, Spain - Camp Nou
September 17, 2022 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Johan Cruyff Arena
September 18, 2022 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Johan Cruyff Arena
September 21, 2022 - Düsseldorf, Germany - ESPRIT Arena
September 24, 2022 - Milan, Italy - San Siro
September 25, 2022 - Milan, Italy - San Siro
September 28, 2022 - Rome, Italy - Stadio Olimpico
October 01, 2022 - Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion
October 02, 2022 - Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion
October 05, 2022 - Copenhagen, Denmark  - Telia Parken
October 08, 2022 - Stockholm, Sweden - Friends Arena
October 11, 2022 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin
October 13, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium

MIDDLE-EAST LEG

October 19, 2022 - Istanbul, Turkey - Turk Telekom Arena
October 22, 2022 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Yarkon Park
October 23, 2022 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Yarkon Park

AFRICA LEG

October 30, 2022 - Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Town Stadium
October 31, 2022 - Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Town Stadium
November 05, 2022 - Johannesburg, South Africa - FNB Stadium
November 06, 2022 - Johannesburg, South Africa - FNB Stadium

ASIA LEG

November 26, 2022 - Tokyo, Japan - New National Stadium
November 27, 2022 - Tokyo, Japan - New National Stadium

OCEANIA LEG

December 03, 2022 - Auckland, New Zealand - Mount Smart Stadium
December 04, 2022 - Auckland, New Zealand - Mount Smart Stadium
December 07, 2022 - Perth, Australia - Optus Stadium
December 10, 2022 - Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
December 11, 2022 - Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
December 14, 2022 - Brisbane, Australia - The Gabba
December 17, 2022 - Melbourne, Australia - Marvel Stadium
December 18, 2022 - Melbourne, Australia - Marvel Stadium

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I can't remember if I've posted my version of the Madame X Tour here and even though it's not all that different, here:

MADAME X TOUR

Act I

- The Coffin (BATUKADEIRAS/DANCER INTRO)

1. Batuka
2. Dark Ballet
3. Future
4. Rescue Me
5. Live to Tell

Act II

- Welcome the World of Madame X (VIDEO INTERLUDE)

6. Vogue
7. I Don't Search I Find
8. Impressive Instant / Ray of Light
9. Crave (Tracy Young Remix with some modifications)
10. Hung Up

Act III

- Unapologetic Bitch (Remix) (DANCER INTERLUDE)

11. Faz Gostoso
12. Medellín
13. Welcome to My Fado Club (Intro) / La Isla Bonita
14. Sodade
15. Extreme Occident

Act IV

- What It Feels Like for a Girl (Instrumental) (DANCER INTERLUDE)

16. Frozen
17. God Control
18. American Life (Lady M Remix)
19. Like a Prayer

ENCORE

20. Come Alive
21. I Rise

I liked the idea of an intimate theater tour a lot, I just would've done fewer dates in each city (a maximum of 6) and more cities/countries, make something really special and limited for the super fans. I don't understand why she did 14 dates in New York if she could've played two arena shows and had about the same attendance.

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Another alternate version of the DWT

MADONNA: Beyond Infinity World Tour 2001/2002

Set List

ACT 1 - Cyber-Punk / Deep Space

01."Ray Of Light" (With an extended intro)
02."Impressive Instant" (Contains elements from "Lucky Star")
03."Candy Perfume Girl" (Contains excepts from "Justify My Love" & "Erotica")
04."Beautiful Stranger"
05."Drowned World/Substitute For Love"

ACT 2 - Geisha / Kabuki

"Paradise (Not For Me)" (Interlude) 

06."Vogue"
07."Nothing Really Matters" (Contains elements from "Nothing Really Matters (Kruder & Dorfmeister Mix)" & "Nothing Really Matters (Vikram Mix)" 
08."Frozen" (Contains elements from "Frozen (Stereo MC's Mix)" & "Unfinished Sympathy" by Massive Attack)
09."Love Don't Live Here Anymore (1995 Mix)"
10."Mer Girl" / "Sky Fits Heaven" / "Mer Girl (Reprise)" (Medley)

ACT 3 - Cowgirl / Wild West

"Bedtime Story (Orbital Mix)" (Interlude)

11."I Deserve It"
12."Don't Tell Me"
13."Human Nature" 
14."Like a Virgin"
15."Secret"
16."Gone" 

ACT 4 - Latin / Flamenco

"I Want You (Orchestral)" (Interlude)

17."Lo Que Siente La Mujer"
18."Don't Cry For Me Argentina"
19."La Isla Bonita"
20."Take a Bow" / "You'll See" / "Take a Bow (Reprise)"

ENCORE 1 - Church / Gospel 

21."Like a Prayer" (With "Act Of Contrition" Intro)
22."Papa Don't Preach" (Contains elements from "Die Another Day") (Only performed on the 2002 dates) 

ENCORE 2 - Club / Urban

23."Holiday" / "Into The Groove" / "Everybody" (Medley) (Contains elements from "Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust, "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League & "One More Time" by Daft Punk) 
24."Music" (Contains elements from "Trans-Europe Express" by Kraftwerk)

 

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On 5/20/2020 at 11:27 PM, vncsmoraes said:

I liked the idea of an intimate theater tour a lot, I just would've done fewer dates in each city (a maximum of 6) and more cities/countries, make something really special and limited for the super fans. I don't understand why she did 14 dates in New York if she could've played two arena shows and had about the same attendance.

Yeah, that’s what confused me most about this tour. I did really love the idea of her performing in theatres when she announced the tour, and one of the reasons why was because I thought it would be a limited and theatrical show and she herself would enjoy it more. But in the end, to me, it felt like a scaled-down arena show and it obviously had too many dates. 
Love your setlist by the way!

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I *think* I shared my ideal MDNAT & RHT setlists here before in a different thread, but:

THE MDNA TOUR

ACT I

- Virgin Mary (KALAKAN TRIO INTRODUCTION)

1. Girl Gone Wild
2. Revolver
3. Gang Bang
4. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (the RHT edit we got)
5. Die Another Day
6. I Don't Give A

ACT II

- Best Friend / Heartbeat (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

7. I'm Addicted
8. Ray of Light
9. Lucky Star (contains excerpts of Physical Attraction)
10. Love Spent (contains samples of the Pet Shop Boys' Always on My Mind (Dub Mix))
11. Falling Free

ACT III

- Justify My Love (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

12. Express Yourself
13. Give Me All Your Luvin' (Just Blaze Remix)
14. Burning Up
15. Open Your Heart / Sagarra Jo (I like it, leave me alone)
16. Masterpiece

ACT IV

- Nobody Knows Me (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

17. Vogue
18. I'm a Sinner / Cyber-Raga
19. Holiday
20. Celebration / Everybody

REBEL HEART TOUR

ACT I

- Revolution (VIDEO INTRODUCTION)

1. Iconic
2. Illuminati
3. Material Girl
4. Holy Water / Vogue
5. Devil Pray

ACT II

- Body Shop (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

6. Girl Gone Wild
7. Bitch I'm Madonna
8. Beautiful Stranger
9. Addicted
10. Unapologetic Bitch

ACT III

- 4 Minutes (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

11. Ghosttown / Messiah
12. Dress You Up
13. True Blue
14. Cherish
15. Rebel Heart

ACT IV

- Wash All Over Me (AVICII Demo Mix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

16. Who's That Girl
17. Get Together
18. Deeper and Deeper
19. Don't Tell Me
20. Like a Virgin  (contains samples of Erotica and Heartbeat)

ENCORE

21. Living for Love (Grammys arrangement)

 

I've had people tell me that some songs in my made-up setlists aren't super realistic because I usually have songs that didn't chart in the Hot 100 and are unknown to the general public, which I always thought was funny because a) the world isn't the US and M had international hits that were ignored by the Hot 100 up until she left Warner, b) pretty sure the gp wouldn't mind sitting through Get Together in a show where they'd also get Like a Virgin, Dress You Up, Don't Tell Me, etc., c) the general public might fill out the arenas, but the super fans are the ones who'll stick with her if she's playing the Starbucks in the corner and I find a moderate dose of fan service/pandering to be a really good way business decision, since focusing too much on the general public has gotten us a bunch of similar arrangements of Holiday and LIB over and over again that sound rushed and like they were just thrown in there and d) it's fake.

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MADONNA - THE JOAN OF ARC TOUR 2021

This would be the "Tears of a Clown" version of the Madame X Tour for the countries that weren't confirmed. Some of the songs from Madame X won't all be on here (example: God Control, Crave, etc.) 

Tour Dates: Australia, Asia, Middle East, Africa, South America 

 

Set list

01. INTRO (Strings) 

02. Dark Ballet 

03. Human Nature / Express Yourself (Acapella)

04. What It Feels Like for a Girl (Acoustic)

05. Revolution (The Beatles Cover) [Band Instrumental] (contains elements from "American Life")

06. American Life 

07. What's Going On (Marvin Gaye Cover)

08. Killer's Who Are Partying / Extreme Occident (Medley) (contains elements from "Easy Ride")

09. Swim 

10. Paradise (Not for Me) (Acoustic)

11. Joan of Arc (Acoustic)

12. Imagine (John Lennon Cover)

13. Borrowed Time [Interlude]

14. Frozen 

15. Come Alive 

16. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen Cover)

17. Like a Prayer (contains reprise from "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen)

ENCORE:

18. I Rise

 

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19 hours ago, vncsmoraes said:

I *think* I shared my ideal MDNAT & RHT setlists here before in a different thread, but:

THE MDNA TOUR

ACT I

- Virgin Mary (KALAKAN TRIO INTRODUCTION)

1. Girl Gone Wild
2. Revolver
3. Gang Bang
4. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (the RHT edit we got)
5. Die Another Day
6. I Don't Give A

ACT II

- Best Friend / Heartbeat (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

7. I'm Addicted
8. Ray of Light
9. Lucky Star (contains excerpts of Physical Attraction)
10. Love Spent (contains samples of the Pet Shop Boys' Always on My Mind (Dub Mix))
11. Falling Free

ACT III

- Justify My Love (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

12. Express Yourself
13. Give Me All Your Luvin' (Just Blaze Remix)
14. Burning Up
15. Open Your Heart / Sagarra Jo (I like it, leave me alone)
16. Masterpiece

ACT IV

- Nobody Knows Me (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

17. Vogue
18. I'm a Sinner / Cyber-Raga
19. Holiday
20. Celebration / Everybody

REBEL HEART TOUR

ACT I

- Revolution (VIDEO INTRODUCTION)

1. Iconic
2. Illuminati
3. Material Girl
4. Holy Water / Vogue
5. Devil Pray

ACT II

- Body Shop (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

6. Girl Gone Wild
7. Bitch I'm Madonna
8. Beautiful Stranger
9. Addicted
10. Unapologetic Bitch

ACT III

- 4 Minutes (Remix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

11. Ghosttown / Messiah
12. Dress You Up
13. True Blue
14. Cherish
15. Rebel Heart

ACT IV

- Wash All Over Me (AVICII Demo Mix) (VIDEO/DANCER INTERLUDE)

16. Who's That Girl
17. Get Together
18. Deeper and Deeper
19. Don't Tell Me
20. Like a Virgin  (contains samples of Erotica and Heartbeat)

ENCORE

21. Living for Love (Grammys arrangement)

 

I've had people tell me that some songs in my made-up setlists aren't super realistic because I usually have songs that didn't chart in the Hot 100 and are unknown to the general public, which I always thought was funny because a) the world isn't the US and M had international hits that were ignored by the Hot 100 up until she left Warner, b) pretty sure the gp wouldn't mind sitting through Get Together in a show where they'd also get Like a Virgin, Dress You Up, Don't Tell Me, etc., c) the general public might fill out the arenas, but the super fans are the ones who'll stick with her if she's playing the Starbucks in the corner and I find a moderate dose of fan service/pandering to be a really good way business decision, since focusing too much on the general public has gotten us a bunch of similar arrangements of Holiday and LIB over and over again that sound rushed and like they were just thrown in there and d) it's fake.

I love the songs you used in the MDNA. The other setlist seems to be messy Imo. you should base songs around the mood, topic, or sound of that song. For example: I would put DYU along Who's That Girl and add Messiah there instead. I'm not trying to degrade your setlist, I'm just giving constructive criticism. 

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