Madonna Announces Nashville Concert, Will Donate to Trans Rights Organizations
Madonna finally has enough love, but she has also had enough of Republican politicians and their anti-LGBTQ agenda.
The Queen of Pop has announced additional dates for her highly anticipated greatest hits tour, The Celebration Tour, marking her historic four decades in the music business.
Madonna has added eight more dates for Dec. 2023 and Jan. 2024, with stops in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, Palm Springs, and Sacramento, a second show in Phoenix, and a third in San Francisco and Las Vegas. According to the announcement, these will be the final additional shows added in North America.
The Nashville show, taking place on Dec. 22 at the Bridgestone Arena, will be a special stop for Madonna, who has called out Tennessee's recent wave of anti-LGBTQ and anti-drag legislation, and will donate a portion of the proceeds from the show to trans rights organizations.
“The oppression of the LGBTQ+ is not only unacceptable and inhumane; it’s creating an unsafe environment; it makes America a dangerous place for our most vulnerable citizens, especially trans women of color," the Rebel Heart singer said in a statement. "Also, these so-called laws to protect our children are unfounded and pathetic. Anyone with half a brain knows not to fuck with a drag queen. Bob and I will see you from the stage in Nashville where we will celebrate the beauty that is the queer community.”
Madonna is referring to Bob the Drag Queen who will be joining her on the road, treating concert-goers to a "one-of-a-kind experience."
The Celebration Tour kicks off Saturday, July 15th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The tickets for the extra shows go on sale this week, head to Madonna's website for more info and scroll through below to see the new tour dates.
Mon Dec 18 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Wed Dec 20 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Fri Dec 22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sun Jan 7 2024 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
Mon Jan 8 2024 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum
Thu Jan 11 2024 Palm Springs, CA Acrisure Arena
Sat Jan 13 2024 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Mon Jan 15 2024 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
Thu Jan 18, 2024 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sat Jan 20, 2024 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center