More from the tour rehearsals – First ever news on the real setlist
Here are more of the news M-Tribe has heard about the new tour set list that Madonna and her band are rehearsing at this very moment. Please be aware that the following is, obviously, a spoiler of the upcoming tour experience and also please keep in mind that things are subject to change.
While M-fans keep struggling waiting for the official tour announcement, Madonna and her team keep working full throttle on the new show, which from what we hear is already shaping up in a rather defined way.
Looking at what the Queen of Pop and her band are currently rehearsing, you’ll have a feeling that this new concert has something in common with her two most recent world tours, but at the same time is not only a “re-Invention part II”.
No wonder about the current set list being heavily based on “Confessions On A Dance Floor“, with a total of nine songs from Madonna’s latest album being rehearsed at the moment. The selections from “Confessions” are quite natural, although there is one particular song that is apparently missing from the setlist in some unexpected way.
We’ve heard that the show is currently divided in four different segments, with tracks from “Confessions” being spread all over the setlist – and obvioulsy not being limited to a specific section only. There are again some great classics from her back-catalogue to complete and complement the concert set, but differently from “re-Invention“, you wouldn’t exactly call this a “Greatest Hits” show.
Some song choices and some mood remind more of her 2001 “Drowned World” gig.
The non-Confessions tracks in the current setlist are highlights from her First Album, “Ray Of Light“, and “Music“, one song from “True Blue” and one from the “Erotica” album.
The opening section is very energetic and mixes strong anthems from “Confessions” to a totally reworked dance version of one of Madonna’s signature hits.
A more serious part of the show then follows, this one also includes the live version of “Isaac” with Yitzhak Sinwani on stage we previously reported about.
A third section sees once again Madonna playing guitar, bringing back both the rock feel and the intimate moments of her “Drowned World” and “re-Invention” tours. This is the section where the new live acoustic version of “Paradise (Not For Me/” Madonna is currenly rehearsing is including.
Remember the ABC special that was aired a few months ago showing Madonna at her NYC home where a mash-up version of “Music” mixed with “Disco Inferno” was played in the background? From what we hear this is exactly the version that’s she’s doing on stage for this tour, as the opener of the fourth and last segment, shaped up as a classic show climatic closing, making the darkness seem so far thanks to some more of her all time hits.
The closing number of the current setlist, just like the opening one, is again one song from “Confessions“.
As always, please remember that things can change along the way, but if the songs in the set list will remain the ones we’ve been told Madonna is rehearsing at the moment, the 2006 Tour might also be remembered for breaking a sort of tradition in the Madonna show history, as the classic hit featured in all of ther past concerts so far, this time is not there.