Don’t Tell Me To Stop
In her new interview with Larry Flick, Madonna also discusses what being on tour is about, how she does prepare to get on the road, and wether there’s ever a point to say “stop”.
LF: Being on the road sounds like a military operation. How long does it take to get ready for you to go on tour? For you physically?
M: First, I start to train for several months, just to get my cardiovascular endurance up so that I can sing and dance at the same time. Then putting the show together and figuring out the choreography and experimenting.
Then I spend hours and hours with my band and my dancers and my choreographer and my director. It just becomes an endurance test. So by the time the show is put together, I’m physically ready, just from doing it over and over for months.
LF: At what point do you say “stop, get me outta here, this is too hard”?
M: Right about now. (Laughs) We did the tour for 4 months, and then we took a break. And now we’ve been on the road for a couple of months. It feels like a good time to end it. I’m ready to have another creative experience. I don’t know how people go on the road for 18 months and do the same show. I couldn’t do it.