The Madame X Tour is not a conventional rock show – think more of a Broadway-style musical performance in the unique style of the Queen of Pop.
As Ticketmaster announced, the show is a phone-free experience: use of cellphones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras or recording devices is not permitted in the performance space.
Three nights into the US leg Madonna herself mentioned the issue and said in the comment of one of her videos:
Three shows into Madame X and I’ve enjoyed every minute of this intimate experience! I love looking into the audience and not seeing iPhone’s and cameras flashing but instead eyes, smiles and happy human faces.
However I am mystified and confused by some people who insist on sneaking in second cameras and disregarding my request to not record the show.
This request is common at all Broadway shows, dance concerts, stand up comedy and the Opera.
People who ignore my request are not allowing themselves to enjoy the show completely but also show a lack of respect and consideration for my wishes.
If you can’t live without your phone for two hours this experience is not for you.
As you can imagine, this also means that we will not have a gallery of fan pictures for the Madame X Tour. If official images will be released, you’ll find them on the main News page.