Madonna "DJs" while son Rocco breaks it down, Yankee Stadium 9/6/2012 (via)
Madonna at Yankee Stadium

Nobody knows better than Madonna that size matters. So it's no surprise that her new "MDNA" tour gained some extra oomph from Thursday's blown-up stadium version at Yankee Stadium...

...Even the one time Madonna spoke to the audience at length she had a sober "message." She spoke of touring the world and "seeing people being locked up and put in jail for speaking their minds, for being gay, for not practicing the right religion."

It inspired in her a renewed patriotism. She said she "realized how lucky I am to be living in America. We're free."

...Of course, the whole show was hardly a singing-dancing representation of Madonna's angst, philosophy, and leftover anger at ex-husband Guy Ritchie. With pluck, she dolled herself up as the world's oldest drum majorette in "Express Yourself."

...Here, Madonna took a deserved jab at Lady Gaga by blending her '90s hit with one by the younger star that rips it off, "Born This Way." - [NY Daily News]

Madonna played Yankee Stadium last night (9/7) and she's the first woman to ever headline the place. She'll do it again Saturday (9/8), and has a show at Madison Square Garden on November 12 -- both those shows are sold-out. However, Madge has just added another MSG show on November 13 with Martin Solveig opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 14 at 10AM via LiveNation with an Icon Lifetime Legacy Member presale beginning 9/10 at 10 AM, a CitiCard presale on 9/10 at 3 PM, and a Livenation presale on 9/13 at 10 AM. That's a lot of presales!

In between the hits last night, Madonna took time out to show support to both Barack and Michelle Obama and there's video of that below, along with her Yankee Stadium setlist. Meanwhile, the object of Madonna's "Express Yourself" jab (see review above), Lady Gaga, is touring soon too.

Updated Madonna dates, plus Yankee Stadium setlist and video are below.


Madonna endorsing Obama at Yankee Stadium

Setlist: Madonna @ Yankee Stadium 9/6/2012
Girl Gone Wild
Gang Bang
Papa Don't Preach
Hung Up
I Don't Give A
Best Friend
Express Yourself
Born This Way
She's Not Me
Give Me All Your Luvin'
Turn Up the Radio
Open Your Heart
Sagara Jo
Justify My Love
Candy Shop
Human Nature
Like A Virgin
Nobody Knows Me
I'm Addicted
I'm A Sinner
Like A Prayer

Saturday September 08, 2012 Yankee Stadium New York
Monday September 10, 2012 Scotiabank Place Ottawa
Wednesday September 12, 2012 Air Canada Centre Toronto
Thursday September 13, 2012 Air Canada Centre Toronto
Saturday September 15, 2012 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City
Wednesday September 19, 2012 United Center Chicago
Thursday September 20, 2012 United Center Chicago
Sunday September 23, 2012 Verizon Center Washington
Monday September 24, 2012 Verizon Center Washington
Saturday September 29, 2012 Rogers Arena Vancouver
Sunday September 30, 2012 Rogers Arena Vancouver
Tuesday October 02, 2012 Key Arena Seattle
Wednesday October 03, 2012 Key Arena Seattle
Saturday October 06, 2012 HP Pavilion San Jose
Sunday October 07, 2012 HP Pavilion San Jose
Wednesday October 10, 2012 Staples Center Los Angeles
Thursday October 11, 2012 Staples Center Los Angeles
Saturday October 13, 2012 MGM Grand Las Vegas
Sunday October 14, 2012 MGM Grand Las Vegas
Tuesday October 16, 2012 US Airways Center Phoenix
Thursday October 18, 2012 Pepsi Center Denver
Saturday October 20, 2012 American Airlines Center Dallas
Sunday October 21, 2012 American Airlines Center Dallas
Wednesday October 24, 2012 Toyota Center Houston
Thursday October 25, 2012 Toyota Center Houston
Saturday October 27, 2012 New Orleans Arena New Orleans
Tuesday October 30, 2012 Sprint Center Kansas City
Thursday November 01, 2012 Scottrade Center St. Louis
Saturday November 03, 2012 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul
Sunday November 04, 2012 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul
Tuesday November 06, 2012 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh
Thursday November 08, 2012 Joe Louis Arena Detroit
Saturday November 10, 2012 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland
Monday November 12, 2012 Madison Square Garden New York City
Tuesday November 13, 2012 Madison Square Garden New York City
Thursday November 15, 2012 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte
Saturday November 17, 2012 Philips Arena Atlanta
Monday November 19, 2012 American Airlines Arena Miami
Tuesday November 20, 2012 American Airlines Arena Miami
Saturday November 24, 2012 Foro Sol Mexico City
Sunday November 25, 2012 Foro Sol Mexico City
Wednesday November 28, 2012 Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellin
Thursday November 29, 2012 Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellin
Sunday December 02, 2012 Parque dos Atletas Rio De Janeiro
Tuesday December 04, 2012 Estadio do Morumbi Sao Paulo
Wednesday December 05, 2012 Estadio Morumbi Sao Paolo
Sunday December 09, 2012 Estadio Olimpico Porto Alegre
Thursday December 13, 2012 Estadio River Plate Buenos Aires
Saturday December 15, 2012 Estadio River Plate Buenos Aires
Wednesday December 19, 2012 Estadio Nacional Santiago
Saturday December 22, 2012 Estadio Chateau Carreras Cordoba

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