Friday 19 January 2018

Madonna's ready to get into the groove for Dublin show -- but only until 11pm

Madonna has caused controversy with her use of guns and swastikas on her MDNA tour
Madonna has caused controversy with her use of guns and swastikas on her MDNA tour
Madonna on stage in Edinburgh at the weekend
Madonna points a gun at the crowd during her show at Hyde Park in London
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

MADONNA can flash any body part she wants in Dublin tomorrow night -- but she'd better be off stage before 11pm.

The Material Girl has been busy flashing her nipples and buttocks to audience members during her world tour. And the 53-year-old caused further controversy with her use of guns and swastikas on her MDNA tour.

But promoters MCD have confirmed that the superstar has not been issued with any guidelines about her performance -- or state of (un)dress -- for her only Irish concert at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

However, she has been warned that the show must wrap up by the 11pm curfew.

Under the terms of the Dublin City Council licence, Madonna must finish her performance at the venue before 11pm, or incur a large fine.

Bruce Springsteen closed his marathon three-hour-plus concert at the RDS last Tuesday at 10.46pm, well before the 11pm curfew.

In July 2009, Springsteen and his E Street band racked up an estimated €50,000 in fines when they breached the curfew by 15 minutes at the RDS with their first concert, and 19 minutes at their second gig.

Madonna is expected to be joined on stage at the Dublin performance by her dancer son Rocco (11).

Fans have been warned not to expect a greatest hits setlist.

Although she will play some '80s material, much of the set is drawn from her new 'MDNA' album.

Some concert-goers in Dublin may get an extra helping of Madonna if she decides to let fans in early to watch her soundcheck.

At other dates on her 26-city world tour, fans turning up early to get access to the pit area in front of the stage were invited into the venue to see her rehearse.

Madonna will take to the stage at 9pm.

Tickets for the concert are still available and are priced from €54.65.

Irish Independent

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