Imagine you’ve just paid $100 or so for a Madonna show at an intimate club venue. Now imagine the show ends after 45 minutes. Now imagine you’re French. What do you do? Boo her, of course! The Material Girl got a hefty dose of Parisian wrath when she exited the stage at the Olympia after less than an hour, prompting her fans to feel that she had fully justified neither their love nor the prices they paid for those tickets — but did she deserve it? Madge’s rep Liz Rosenberg has issued a statement explaining why the Queen of Pop shouldn’t be “Sorry” for her brevity. Read it below.
“Madonna’s Paris club show was planned as her heartfelt thank you to France which she expressed at the start of her show. Despite a grueling concert tour, she desperately wanted to perform for her fans in an intimate setting at the historic Olympia as a means to honor her love for French artists, French cinema and a tribute to France’s long history of welcoming and inspiring artists, authors, painters, poets and minorities from other countries over the years.
The show was not billed as her full MDNA concert and tremendous effort was made to keep the ticket prices reasonable ($100 for 2000 floor seats) and keep them strictly for her fans.
The show cost Madonna close to a million dollars to produce. She has done a handful of club dates in the past and they were never more than 45 minutes. And by the way, she put on a fabulous show which was streamed for millions of fans around the world.”