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Drowned World Tour
Year(s) 2001
Legs 2
Dates 47
For Ray Of Light (2)
The Girlie Show World Tour Re-Invention World Tour

The Drowned World Tour was the fifth concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna in support of her seventh and eighth studio albums Ray of Light and Music. It was also her first tour in eight years, following The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993. The tour was supposed to start in 1999, but was delayed until 2001 as Madonna gave birth to her son, got married to Guy Ritchie, was working on Music, and was busy filming The Next Best Thing.


After the success of their seventh studio album Ray of Light, Madonna said in a live interview with Larry King in January 1999. "I will make a film in April, The Next Best Thing, and then rehearse for a new tour and probably I will make up the new millennium concerts, New Year's Eve. The tour was later rescheduled for 2001 as Madonna in her own words" had been distracted by the idea of ​​having children and make movies. " In 1999, he began a serious relationship with Guy Ritchie. In 2000, she became pregnant with her son Rocco and released her eighth album Music. When Madonna finally decided to schedule a tour, time was short and had to prepare a show in three months. The tour was originally scheduled to start in the Kölnarena in Cologne, Germany, but the show was cancelled due to technical difficulties, resulting in 35,000 tickets were refunded. Her show of August 3 in the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey also have been cancelled because the singer suffered a slight illness. Therefore, the tour was reduced from 50-47 dates, and your boot took place in Barcelona, ​​with a massive presence of international media. The high demand and the sale of tickets for the first concert was so successful (18,000 tickets sold in just 5 minutes) that the singer had to offer a second concert in that city the next day.

The presentations of the tour were reduced to only cities in Europe and the United States. This decision caused some controversy among fans from around the world. The same problem repitiría tour in 2004, the Re-Invention Tour.

Madonna's fever arrived in London on April 25, where Madonna tickets sell its presentation in the stadium Earl's Court in record time - (six shows in six hours). Madonna made history by selling faster tickets at the stadium with 97 000 tickets sold, all tickets for the first show were sold in just 15 minutes, and the online site offering ticket sales received a million hits in the first ten minutes, while phones stadium received 30 million calls to purchase tickets.

The same happened in the rest of the tour, all tour dates were sold in minutes after tickets were on sale.

In the Billboard list of the 25 most collectors Tours United States, Madonna occupied six places:

  • 03. - New York, United States.
  • 04. - London, England.
  • 05. - Los Angeles, United States.
  • 08. - Las Vegas, United States.
  • 22. - Paris, France.


Act 1: Neo-Punk (Water)
1. Drowned World / Substitute for Love (contains elements of "Don't Tell Me", "Frozen", "Music", "Human Nature", "Ray of Light" and "Impressive Instant")
2. Impressive Instant
3. Candy Perfume Girl
4. Beautiful Stranger (contains elements of "Soul Bossa Nova (Dim's Space-A-Nova)")
5. Ray of Light (contains elements of "Drowned World / Substitute for Love")

Act 2: Geisha-Anime (Wind)
6. Intermediate Dancers Video: Paradise (Not for Me)
7. Frozen
8. Intermediate band: Open Your Heart (Instrumental Chords)
9. Nobody's Perfect (contains elements of Open Your Heart)
10. Mer Girl / Sky Fits Heaven / Mer Girl (Reprise) (Medley)
11. Intermediate Video: What It Feels Like for a Girl (Remix)

Act 3: Country-Western (Earth)
12. I Deserve It
13. Don't Tell Me
14. Human Nature
15. The Funny Song (Oh Dear Daddy)
16. Secret
17. Gone
18. "You'll See"

Act 4 (Final): Ghetto / Urban (Fire)
19. Intermediate dancers: Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Instrumental)
20. "Lo Que Siente La Mujer" (Spanish version of "What It Feels Like for a Girl" (Calderone & Quayle Dark Side Mix))
21. "La Isla Bonita"
22. "Holiday" (contains elements of "Music Sounds Better with You")
23. "Music" (contains elements of "Station to Station" and "Metal on Metal")


List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
June 9, 2001 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi 36,136 / 36,136 $2,039,112
June 10, 2001
June 13, 2001 Milan Italy FilaForum 36,100 / 36,100 $3,926,815
June 14, 2001
June 15, 2001
June 19, 2001 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle 43,455 / 43,455 $2,864,786
June 20, 2001
June 22, 2001
June 23, 2001
June 26, 2001 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 68,000 / 68,000 $4,443,155
June 27, 2001
June 29, 2001
June 30, 2001
July 4, 2001 London England Earls Court 107,415 / 107,415 $8,734,149
July 6, 2001
July 7, 2001
July 9, 2001
July 10, 2001
July 12, 2001
North America
July 21, 2001 Philadelphia United States First Union Center 31,128 / 31,128 $3,382,485
July 22, 2001
July 25, 2001 New York City Madison Square Garden 79,401 / 79,401 $9,297,105
July 26, 2001
July 28, 2001
July 30, 2001
July 31, 2001
August 2, 2001 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena 16,457 / 16,457 $1,842,155
August 7, 2001[a] Boston Fleet Center 29,886 / 29,886 $3,503,520
August 8, 2001
August 10, 2001 Washington, D.C. MCI Center 32,061 / 32,061 $3,472,148
August 11, 2001
August 14, 2001 Sunrise National Car Rental Center 31,572 / 31,572 $3,603,573
August 15, 2001
August 19, 2001 Atlanta Philips Arena 29,617 / 29,617 $3,553,444
August 20, 2001
August 25, 2001 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 34,407 / 34,407 $4,127,533
August 26, 2001
August 28, 2001 Chicago United Center 33,725 / 33,725 $3,743,830
August 29, 2001
September 1, 2001 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 29,587 / 29,587 $6,503,950
September 2, 2001
September 5, 2001 Oakland Oakland Arena 31,195 / 31,195 $3,351,320
September 6, 2001
September 9, 2001 Los Angeles Staples Center 61,464 / 61,464 $8,303,165
September 13, 2001
September 14, 2001
September 15, 2001[b]
Total 731,606 / 731,606 $76,792,245


  • Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the concert on September 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California was postponed until September 15, postponing the final show of the tour. Several million dollars from the profits of the last three shows in Los Angeles, were donated to the children and families of victims of the attacks.
  • The second recital in Barcelona June 10 at the Palau Sant Jordi was recorded professionally, but has not yet seen the light in its entirety. fragments could be seen in the HBO special issue put before the concert. That second night brought some problems to Madonna, because there were problems with the screens and had to be false eyebrows during the geisha hand.
  • Several changes were made to the final show: Madonna wore a kilt of the American flag during the opening segment of the show as a demonstration of patriotism, the closing of "Mer Girl" (part II) was changed to remove the shooting of a character (Madonna, however, left the weapon, hugged and left the stage together), and cannibalistic theme "The Funny Song" was removed.
  • Also as a surprise to Madonna, on the date of the final concert, her husband, Guy Ritchie, appeared as coach lost at the end of the song "Beautiful Stranger" the Samurai during "Sky Fits Heaven" led jersies Lakers, all the dancers They participated in the section of the end of "Holiday" where usually only participated Madonna and her two background singers, and later the dancers comically refused to join Madonna at the end of "Music", leaving Madonna to do once she alone.
  • The show used 100 tons of equipment, two Boeing 747 (to fly the team), eight trucks (to carry the team place to place), and 88 people on the tour production.
  • Madonna took guitar lessons, so she could play guitar live during the show.
  • No free ticket was given to a celebrity, so If wanted to see the show, It had to pay.
  • The song "You'll See" was not performed in Detroit and other cities like Miami and Philadelphia.
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