Madonna started her MDNA World Tour in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night with some new hits and costumes. Video of Madge rehearsing a mash-up of her song “Express Yourself” with Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” was taken down, but she still kept it in the show as the opening. (Consider yourself warned–the sound is terrible on the video.)
She also added “She’s Not Me,” a track from her album Hard Candy into the set list and exclaimed “She’s not me…I’m only going to say it once…I don’t give a s***…I’m immortal!”
Shade aside, the tour seems to be off to a good start with VIP tickets going for $600. There’s also a special lounge set up where she will be interviewed by Conan O’Brien, who is visiting Israel.
The new show features costumes designed by her friend, designer Jean Paul Gaultier which features a kind of new version of her famous cone bras. There is also a “Joan Of Arc” costume with chain mail that has Swarovski crystals and lots of skimpy lingerie for the “Truth or Dare” portion of the show. Her male dancers have custom-made Prada heels to be worn during the “Vogue” segment.
Sounds pretty fabulous, but would you pay upwards of $600 to see Madonna?