02.06.2012 12.Siwan. 5772 Nasso
The Queen of Pop is on a holy war in her visually stunning MDNA tour, but it’s not clear exactly against what.
In the opening minutes of her MDNA tour, a confessing Madonna, clutching an assault rifle and shrouded in what appears to be an Islamic-style veil, emerges from the steeple of a church tower to the sound of gongs, Hebrew-chanting monks and the smoke of a giant, swinging thurible. Her latest incarnation, Jihad Madonna, is on a holy war, although it’s not clear against what. In the 20-song set that follows, the 53-year old subversively mainstream pop icon takes aim at everything from the church to ex-husbands to pop throne heir apparent Lady Gaga. The result lacks rhyme or reason, but makes up for it with its indisputably delectable assault on the senses….