Madonna performed an impromptu aftershow gig in Paris on Wednesday night (November 9) as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent terror attacks.
After refusing to cancel her European tour following the attacks, one of which saw 90 people killed at an Eagles Of Death Metal gig in the French capital, the singer took to the Place de la République public square to perform an acoustic mini-set consisting of her single ‘Ghosttown’, a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and her hit ‘Like A Prayer’.
Video footage shows Madonna performing with her 10-year-old son David, plus guitarist Monte Pittman.
Madonna told the amassed crowd: “Everybody knows why we’re here… we just want to sing a few songs about peace, just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honour and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago. And to spread light… we all need it.”
Watch footage below.
— Madonna (@Madonna) December 10, 2015
Earlier in the evening, Madonna performed at the city’s Bercy arena. The Guardian reports that she told the audience: “We will not bend down to fear! I think of what happened almost four weeks ago now. The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of each city.”
“I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!”