Madonna Prepping For Biggest Show Ever on Copacabana Beach to Cap Celebration Tour

Madonna is closing out her career-spanning global Celebration Tour in the splashiest way possible. On Monday (March 25), the singer announced that she will play her biggest show to date on May 4th on iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

The gig will be free of charge to Madonna’s fans as a thank you to all the supporters who came out to celebrate her four decades of hit-making on the tour. Sponsored by Itaú bank, the concert will mark Madonna’s first show in Brazil since 2012, with entrance available to fans on a first come first serve basis on the day of the event.

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With the stage slated to sit in front of the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, the one-off concert will be broadcast live on TV Globo.

The Celebration tour was announced in Jan. 2023 with an all-star promo video and then subsequently put on hold when the singer was rushed to a hospital in June of that year with a “serious bacterial infection.” The hospitalization resulted in the tour being pushed back from July to October, with the North American dates — which were originally slated to kick off the run on July 15 in Vancouver — delayed until this year.

Since launching in London in October, the Celebration tour has hit 14 countries and is currently winding its way through the final U.S. dates, including a show at American Airlines Arena in Dallas Monday night, followed by gigs in Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami and Austin before a run to Mexico City for a five-night late April run at the Palacio De Los Deportes.

The famed Copacabana Beach has been the setting for a number of huge concerts in the past, including a 1994 New Year’s Eve show by Rod Stewart which drew nearly 4.5 million fans and a Rolling Stones show in 2006 that packed 1.5 million onto the beach.

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