Madonna. The Girlie Show.

(London): Evening Standard, 2003.  Newspaper hoarding poster announcing ticket details for Madonna’s Girlie Tour which opened with 2 (sold-out concerts) at Wembley Stadium.  Over 144,000 fans attended the two shows in London.  The Girlie Show was launched in support of Madonna’s 1992 album, Erotica. The show had the central visual theme of a “sex circus”. Described as “a mixture of a rock concert, a fashion show, a carnival performance, a cabaret act and a burlesque show”, the show had a more complex stage than those from Madonna’s previous tours: it had a runway that led from the centre of the main stage to a minor stage, a revolving elevated platform in the middle of the main stage, balconies in the rear of the stage, and a giant illuminated Girlie Show sign above stage, among other features. The tour was directed by Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone; costumes for the tour were designed by Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.  Poster measures approx. 63cm by 45cm and is in very good condition. Scarce Madonna ephemeral poster.