The opening show in Tel Aviv, Israel was originally planned for May 29th, followed by a 2nd show on the 31st. Late April, it was announced that the opening show was postponed to the 31st due to 'production delays'. Basically it meant that 1 of the 2 shows was cancelled.
The show in Zagreb, Croatia was cancelled due to 'scheduling conflicts'.
On July 18th, it was announced that Madonna would perform a special showcase at the intimate Olympia venue in Paris. The show took place a week later with some 2,600 fans attending.
The first Dallas show was cancelled due to illness.
The show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was moved from Dec. 1st to Dec. 2nd.
Although the original tour press release announced Australia to be a part of the tour, with dates to be announced for January 2013, this announcement was never made. In July 2012, a spokesperson for Live Nation said the tour would close in South America in December 2012, thereby squashing any hopes of Australian fans that Madonna would finally make it back down under after 20 years. Madonna later apologized and said the Australian leg was cancelled because she "needed to spend time with her kids".
Martin Solveig (all European/Middle East dates except Nice)
LMFAO (London, Nice)
Offer Nissim (Tel Aviv)
Nero (selected dates in North America)
Paul Oakenfold (selected dates in North America)
DJs Felipe Lozinsky & Gustavo Rozenthal aka Felguk (Rio de Janeiro)
Gui Boratto (Sao Paulo)
Fabrício Peçanha (Porto Alegre)
Laidback Luke (Argentina)
In Chicago, Madonna introduced Love Spent in the setlist. In that show and almost every other show afterwards, the song came right after Like A Virgin, stealing most of its choreography with the corset. Only in Vancouver, Love Spent was performed in its entirety, while cutting Like A Virgin out. In Sao Paulo and all shows that followed, Like A Virgin mysteriously disappeared from the set. In Buenos Aires, it got replaced by a rendition of Don't Cry For Me Argentina.
During the show at Yankee Stadium, Madonna performed a free-style version of Holiday after her speech. She kept the song in the setlist for most of the American shows. Only in San Jose she did Everybody instead, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her debut single. In Mexico City, Medellin and Santiago, she opted for Spanish Lesson instead of Holiday. Other Latin American shows didn't get either one.
In St. Paul, Madonna made another setlist change, by mashing up Celebration with Give It 2 Me. The change was kept in the setlist for the rest of the tour.
During the show at Madison Square Garden, NYC on November 13th, Madonna had a surprise guest act: after the speech she performed a mash-up of Give It 2 Me and the hype of the moment Gangnam Style, with PSY himself. They also performed Music together.
Alison Faulk & Jason Young
Matt Cady & Megan Lawson
Marvin & Marion
Swoop & Goofy
Ali (Lilou) Ramdani
Shaolin Master Chao Hai
Choreographers Gang Bang
Choreographer Human Nature
Choreographer Girl Gone Wild, Vogue
Choreographers Revolver, Justify My Love, Celebration
Choreographers Express Yourself, Give Me All Your Luvin’, Celebration
Choreographer I’m Addicted
Choreographers Sagara Jo
Alexis Hilferte Forte
Madonna's Costume for Act 3 Designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, Swarovski, Truth or Dare Intimates & Footwear, Miu Miu, Prada, Brooks Brothers, Adidas, Y-3, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared
Additional Designs: 'Justify' Masks Created by Corine Lansellem, Michael Schmidt, Jeremy Scott, Desi Santiago, Erik Halley, Stephen Jones, Fausto Puglasi, Rock Owens
Artist Tour Manager
Assistant Tour Manager
Assistant Artist Tour Manager
Tour Management Assistant
Key Hair Stylist for Madonna
Key Make-Up Artist for Madonna
Physical Therapist (USA)