Madonna’s shows in Paris have made a remarkable success despite the global headlines, political tensions and protests against antisemitism in several French cities. The US legendary singer has four scheduled concerts in the French capital that started on Sunday, at the Accor Arena.
Madonna’s fans were impatiently anticipating her after the health complications that sent her to the intensive care unit three months ago. The malaise urged her to cancel several concerts in North America during the summer, while keeping her European “Celebration Tour”, which kicked off in London last month.
But despite the high demand on tickets and the wide publicity, a Le Monde critic slammed Madonna in an article titled “Madonna's Paris Show: From Celebration to Boredom” on Sunday. The boredom was probably caused by the one hour and forty minutes delay of the concert, reportedly due to technical problems. Ticket prices ranged between 194 and 386 euros.
During the concert, Madonna sang a selection of her most popular songs, but didn’t perform any from her new album.