Madonna kicks off European tour
Pop star Madonna thrilled fans with a dance spectacular in Manchester on Saturday night as she kicked off the European leg of her Re-Invention tour.
She performed wearing black hotpants, a sequinned silver top and knee-high black boots before a packed MEN Arena.
The show featured moving video screens, conveyer belts, a ballroom dance sequence and an electric chair.
The singer wore a kilt and a t-shirt proclaiming “Brits do it better” later in the show.
The 45-year-old performed songs from early in her career such as Holiday and Material Girl, as well as tracks from her most recent albums.
She also included a cover version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
She has not played in Manchester since 1984 and such was the demand for tickets for her return that an extra date was added.
Madonna will then take her tour to London, Ireland, The Netherlands and Portugal.
The 56-date Re-Invention tour started in the Los Angeles in May, and has so far taken the pop icon across the US and Canada.
By the time it finishes on 14 September in Portugal, an estimated 750,000 fans are expected to have seen her perform hits from her 20-year career.
Source: BBC News