Facebook.com/MadonnaMadonna isn’t going to travel to the Land Down Under for her MDNA tour.
BBC News reports that Madonna has scrapped plans to tour Australia, where she hasn’t performed since 1993. A rep for concert promoter Live Nation didn’t give a reason for the decision. There are rumors that an Australian tour wouldn’t have worked out for her due, in part, to what the BBC terms “a crowded concert market.”
Madonna hadn’t announced Australian dates up to this point, but there were reports that she would visit the country next year.
Madonna did announce a new date in Paris for July 26 -- interesting timing, since she performed there last weekend and irked a right-wing French political party by screening an image of its leader with a swastika on her forehead.
That’s not all. Madonna had been facing protests from a Catholic youth group in Poland who wanted her August 1 concert in Warsaw canceled because it falls on the the 68th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against **** rule during World War II. Organizers of the show say it will begin with screening a clip about the uprising, according to the U.K.'s Press Association.
Madonna has been courting controversy with her antics on stage throughout her tour. In addition to the swastika image in France and the Catholic protests, she’s flashed her nipple, revealed her bottom and, on Tuesday in London’s Hyde Park, reports NME, she pointed a gun to her head.
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