Sunday, May 11, 2008

Madonna Live in Concert at Radio 1's Big Weekend

Madonna Hard Candy AlbumMadonna put in a stunning performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend at Mote Park in Kent last night, and those who were unable to attend the event in person could watch her headline set live on BBC3. Madonna followed acts such as Usher, Duffy and The Feeling and put in a high energy set that thrilled the crowds, opening with the song Candy Shop, which is the first track on her new album Hard Candy. Wearing shiny black tracksuit trousers, black knee high boots and black fingerless gloves, Madonna had gone for a "street" look that included some of her male backing dancers wearing leopard print tracksuits and reflected the nature of guest artists on her album, which include Timbaland and Justin Timberlake on 4 Minutes to Save the World and Pharrell Williams on Candy Shop.

The set was high on visuals which seemed to have a travel theme, featuring planes taking off and subway trains. Madonna proved why she is the Queen of Pop by keeping up the momentum with some impressive dance routines and you have to admire her fitness. She had a surprise for the crowds with the song Hung Up, where she appeared on stage with a black Gibson guitar and put a rock metal slant on the track. Other notable events were Madonna deciding to don a pair of black plastic glasses and asking "Do men make passes at girls who wear glasses".

As ever, Madonna has once again reinvented herself for her new album, which will be widely available from 12th May. Visit our Madonna page to view Madonna's music, past and present.


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