Madonna’s ‘Sticky & Sweet’ world tour secrets revealed

Find out what to expect at the forthcoming shows

Madonna has issued a statement detailing the stage plans of her forthcoming ‘Sticky And Sweet’ world tour, set to kick off in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night (August 23).

The statement reveals that the show will be broken down into four section: ‘Pimp’, ‘Old School’, ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Rave’.

The opening ‘Pimp’ section is inspired by 1920s art deco combined with what the statement calls “modern day gangster pimp”. Givenchy have tailored the dress Madonna will open the show wearing.

The ‘Old School’ section is inspired by 1980s Manhattan and the birth of rap. ‘Gypsy’ is inspired by Romanian folk music and dance while the closing secion, ‘Rave’, features “sparkly and sporty” eastern influences.

The statement also explains that 250 travelling workers will comprise the Madonna tour. Approximately 69 guitars will be utilised, as will 12 trampolines and 100 pairs of kneepads.

Madonna will undergo eight costume changes during the show.

The setlist for the tour leaked earlier this month, according to The Sun.

The leaked setlist is:

‘Intro/Candy Shop’

‘Beat Goes On’

‘Human Nature’


Video Interlude

‘Into The Groove’



‘She’s Not Me’


Video Interlude

‘Devil Wouldn’t Recognise You’

‘Spanish Lesson’

‘Miles Away’

‘La Isla Bonita/Lela Pala Tute’

Romanian folk interlude

‘You Must Love Me’

Video Interlude

‘4 Minutes’

‘Like A Prayer’

‘Ray Of Light’

‘Hung Up’

‘Give It To Me’

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