Madonna Announces ‘Madame X Tour’ Documentary
Madonna has announced a new concert documentary chronicling her 75-date Madame X tour. The film, also titled Madame X, will be available to stream on 8 October via Paramount+.
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) July 15, 2021
Madonna released her 14th studio album, Madame X, in 2019 and the tour ran until March 2020. The concert film – made by the same team who were behind 2019 album documentary, Madonna — World Of Madame X – is directed by the Portugese photographer, Ricardo Gomes, and features footage of 48 on-stage performers including Madonna’s children, musicians and dancers from around the world, and the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras. The original tour, which ran from 2019-20, was created and directed by a team led by Madonna, including Jamie King as creative producer and Megan Lawson as co-director and lead choreographer. Additional creative contribution and choreography was undertaken by Damien Jalet, with costume design by Eyob Yohannes, musical direction by Kevin Antunes, and set design by Ric Lipson for Stufish Entertainment Architects.
Madonna discussed the tour film in a new press release to promote Madame X: “Sharing my vision with global audiences has been profoundly meaningful to me. The opportunity to bring its message and the incandescent artistry of all involved to an even wider audience comes at a time when music is so deeply needed to remind us of the sacred bond of our shared humanity.”
Back in 2019, Madonna discussed her Madame X persona when talking to Billboard: “She’s a spy, she’s a secret agent, she travels the world, she changes her identity, she sleeps with one eye open and she travels through the day with one eye shut,” the icon described Madame X. “She’s actually been wounded so she covers up one of her eyes. I made a lemonade out of a lemon.”