Too early to start making plans for August? Not when the Queen of Pop says she’s touching down in Toronto. Madonna just announced her latest world tour, Madonna: The Celebration Tour, and she’s making a stop in the city! For superfans, it’s going to be an exciting one — she’s planning on playing all her mega-hits from over the years, including “Like a Virgin,” “Lucky Star” and “Me against the Music.”
While Madonna isn’t technically promoting an album with completely new hits, late last year she released the first collection in a planned retrospective package of music. The first edition, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, highlights 50 songs from her legendary discography. Fans can be sure that the show will be entertainment-packed, featuring Madonna’s greatest hits spanning the star’s incredible four decades-long career and a performance by special guest Bob the Drag Queen.
We’ve come a long way! pic.twitter.com/OhIbJHBciM
— Bobbiana (@thatonequeen) January 17, 2023
Die-hard fans might remember the fiasco from 33 years ago when Madonna was booked to come to Toronto on her Blond Ambition tour. The Toronto Police threatened to arrest her on the grounds of “lewd and obscene behaviour” for an X-rated scene in her ever-iconic “Like a Virgin” music video. Pressure to put a stop to her show failed and 30,000 eager fans enjoyed the concert without disruption.
Since then, Madonna has played in Toronto many times, without push-back, three of which completely sold out the Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Sky Dome). Proving she has super stardom staying power, fans were all over Twitter sharing their excitement for her upcoming visit to the 6ix:
If any generous #Madonna fans want to share their presale code, I will gladly dance with you at the Toronto show and buy you a beer #CelebrationTour
— Corey MacEachern (@coreymaceachern) January 17, 2023
@TheAltarOfAndy I have just been advised that for my birthday this year I will be seeing Madonna in Toronto (Aug 13/23)! You are the only person I know who will share my epic level of excitement. Saw her in Toronto in 1985 for her first tour. Will be amazing. 🤩
— stef 🇨🇦 (@Warsaw1970) January 17, 2023
Get out your pens and mark your calendars, Material Girls! The show will take place at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 8:30p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.