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MADONNA - BLONDE AMBITION WORLD TOUR

Band : Jai Winding [Keyboards], Kevin Kendricks [Keyboards], Carlos Rios [Guitar], David Williams [Guitar], Darryl Jones [Bass], Jonathan Moffett [Drums], Luis Conte [Percussion]
Background Vocals : Donna De Lory, Niki Haris
Dancers : Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes, Slam, Jose Gutierez, Kevin Stea, Gabriel Trupin, CarltonWilborn
Choreography : Vincent Patterson
Music Director : Jai Winding
Tour Director : Madonna
Tour Manager : John Draper
Personal Manager : Freddy DeMann
Lightning Director : Peter Morse
Artistic Director : Christopher Ciccone
Set Designer : John McGraw
Costumes : Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marlene Stewart

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Tour Dates
April 13/14/15 1990 - Makuhari, Japan, Marine Stadium
April 20/21/22 1990 - Osaka, Japan, Nishinomya Stadium
April 25/26/27 1990 - Yokohama, Japan, Yokohama Stadium
May 04/05 1990 - Houston, USA, The Summit
May 07/08 1990 - Dallas, USA, Reunion Arena
May 11/12/13/15 1990 - Los Angeles, USA, UA Sports Arena
May 18/19/20 1990 - Oakland, USA, Oakland Coliseum
May 23/24 1990 - Chicago, USA, Rosemont Horizon
May 27/28/29 1990 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, SkyDome
May 31, June 01 1990 - Auburn Hills, USA, The Palace
June 04/05 1990 - Worcester, USA, The Centrum
June 08/09 1990 - Landover, USA, Capital Center
June 10/12/13 1990 - New York, USA, Nassau Coliseum
June 16/17 1990 - Philadelphia, USA, The Spectrum
June 20/21/24/25 1990 - New Jersey, USA, Byrne Arena
June 30 1990 - Goteborg, Sweden, Eriksberg Stadium
July 03/04/06 1990 - Paris, France, Bercy
July 10/11 1990 - Rome, Italy, Stadio Flamino
July 13 1990 - Turin, Italy, Stadio Delgll Alpi
July 15 1990 - Dortmund, Germany, Westfalenhalle
July 17 1990 - Munich, Germany, Olympic Reit-Stadium
July 20/21/22 1990 - London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 24 1990 - Rotterdam, Holland, Feyneoord Stadium
July 27/28 1990 - Madrid, Spain, Calderon Stadium
July 30 1990 - Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium
August 05 1990 - Nice, France, Stade De L'Ouest
The Set-List of Madonna's
'Blonde Ambition Tour':


Express Yourself
Open Your Heart
Causing A Commotion
Where's The Party
Like A Virgin
Like A Prayer
Live To Tell
Oh Father
Papa Don't Preach
Sooner Or Later
Now I'm Following You
Material Girl
Cherish
Into The Groove
Vogue
Holiday
Family Affair / Keep It Together

The enormously successful year of 1990, perhaps the peak of Madonna's entire career, was dominated by the Blond Ambition Tour. The show began with a recreation of the set from the Express Yourself promo video. The singer emerged on a hydraulic platform, wearing the suit and monocle familiar from the video; she removed her suit half-way through the song, to reveal an astonishing Jean-Paul Gaultier bustier which, like much of Madonna's wardrobe, has since become a fashion icon. Express Yourself is a song about assertiveness and empowerment, and Madonna demonstrated this by simulating sex with her male dancers.

For a slowed-down version of Like A Virgin, Madonna appeared on a huge red bed, surrounded by hermaphroditic male slaves who simulated various sexual positions with her. When the men left the stage, Madonna was alone in a masturbatory frenzy. Spiritual redemption followed, with Like A Prayer. The concert ended with Vogue, and there was a singalong encore of Holiday. The second and final encore was a medley, with a cover version of Family Affair leading into Keep It Together.

In Italy, Madonna was condemned by the Catholic church for the tour's combination of sex and religion. In Canada, she was threatened with arrest for indecent behaviour if she simulated masturbation during Like A Virgin. She refused to self-censor the show, and the police backed down.

Madonna was followed backstage during the tour by a documentary crew, and the resultant film, In Bed With Madonna (directed by Alek Keshishian, and also known as Truth Or Dare), was released in 1991. An unofficial live album titled Pussy Talkin' was also recorded during the tour. The show is available on video as Blond Ambition World Tour '90 (filmed in Yokohama, Japan; released in Japan only), Blond Ambition World Tour Live (filmed in Nice, France), and Blond Ambition Tour 1990 (filmed in Houston, America; released in Germany, France, and Belgium only).

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