The ever-vigilant Madonna-watcher over at Boy Culture (among a few other sites, including notoriously reliable Madonnarama) are claiming to have their hands on the final set list for Her Madgesty’s soon-to-launch “MDNA Tour.” (Which is not to be confused with an earlier set list that was floating around … apparently that was just for fun.)
If this is indeed what fans around the world will be hearing when the tour kicks off at Tel Aviv, Israel’s Ramat Gan Stadium on May 31 (two days later than previously scheduled due to production delays), we think fans will be pleased. The set list manages to be a good mix of the best from MDNA and some smartly selected classics, along with a few surprises.
There is definitely some stuff missing – if this truly is the final set, Madonna, Ray of Light and Erotica are not represented at all – but with a catalogue as vast as Madonna’s, something has to give. We’re also a little surprised to see both “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer” on the list, as she performed both on her “Sticky and Sweet” tour and rarely repeats her back catalog picks in successive tours.
We are also sad to see a few songs that were mentioned on earlier rumored set lists missing here, notably “Take a Bow,” which she has never performed on tour, and “Secret,” as well as fan-favorite classics “Physical Attraction” and “Dress You Up.” They appear to have been replaced with a few questionable selections, including “Revolver” and “Candy Shop.”
Also, what exactly does “‘Express Yourself’ (meets ‘Born This Way’)” mean? Someone is looking to rile people up, yes? We wouldn’t have it any other way!
Check out the rumored setlist below and sound off in the comments. Did she get it right? Is something missing that you were dying to hear? Let us know in the comments below.
Rumored Madonna “MDNA Tour” Set List:
“Act of Contrition”
“Girl Gone Wild” (meets “Material Girl”)
“Papa Don’t Preach” (edit)
“Hung Up” (MDNA remix)
“I Don’t Give A” (rock remix)
“Best Friend”/”Heartbeat” (interlude)
“Express Yourself” (meets “Born This Way”)
“Turn Up the Radio”
“Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Just Blaze remix)
“Open Your Heart” (meets “Sagarra Jo” by Kalakan)
“Masterpiece” (feat. Kalakan)
“Justify My Love” (William Orbit remix—interlude)
“Like a Virgin”
“Nobody Knows Me” (interlude)
“I’m a Sinner” (meets “Cyber-Raga”)
“Like a Prayer”
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