MADONNA’S MDNA WORLD TOUR TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 9TH IN MULTIPLE FORMATS
The highly anticipated and groundbreaking Madonna MDNA World Tour concert film will be released internationally on September 9th on DVD, Blu-ray, double-CD, Deluxe 2CD + DVD, ITunes-exclusive movie download, and further digital formats, on Live Nation and Interscope Records.
The two hour non-stop performance includes songs from Madonna’s MDNA album such as “Girl Gone Wild” and “Gang Bang” as well as fan favorites including exhilarating versions of “Hung Up”, “Express Yourself”, “Vogue”, “Open Your Heart”, “Like A Prayer” and “Celebration”.
The MDNA Tour extravaganza was the most successful single tour of 2012 and was launched in conjunction with Madonna’s MDNA album which debuted in the #1 spot in 35 countries. Presented by Live Nation Global Touring, the MDNA World Tour included 88 sold out shows in 29 countries. Madonna and her ten member band lead by musical director Kevin Antunes and troupe of 27 dancers performed a wild two hour spectacle which included state of the art visuals and sound, hundreds of costume changes that fascinated, enthralled and entertained over 2.2 million fans. “I left my heart on that stage every night,” commented Madonna who personally spent six months editing the footage to perfection for the DVD release in order for fans to have a total in concert experience in their own homes.
“My show is a journey…the journey of a soul from darkness to light. It is part cinematic musical theatre, part spectacle and sometimes intimate performance art. I know people can relate to it. It’s very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context. It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end. I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, invigorated and will want to make the world a better place. And this of course is my intention,” commented Madonna in a tour manifesto she released to her fans around the globe.
Rave reviews included The Dallas Morning News: “The Material Girl proceeds to take us through a song cycle that examined sex, liberation, sin, empowerment, love, addiction, rebellion and finally redemption. She did it all in classic Madonna Style – controversial and eye-popping.”
The MDNA World Tour DVD was directed by Danny B. Tull and Stephane Sennour and was produced by Madonna. Executive producers: Arthur Fogel, Guy Oseary and Sara Zambreno. Tour wardrobe was created by Arianne Phillips, supervising Editor Danny B. Tull, Director of Photography Mark Ritchie.