As you may have heard many fans left the Olympia Theatre after’s Madonna’s performance extremely disappointed. Many felt jilted after Madonna performed for only 45 minutes, leaving fans who expected the full MDNA Tour wanting more. Outraged at the end of the performance, they threw empty bottles on the stage calling for refunds and calling Madonna a “salope” (french for slut).
Today, Madonna’s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg has released the following statement:
Madonna’s Paris club show was planned as her heartfelt thank-you to France, which she expressed at the start of her show. Despite a grueling concert tour, she desperately wanted to perform for her fans in an intimate setting at the historic Olympia as a means to honor her love for French artists, French cinema and a tribute to France’s long history of welcoming and inspiring artists, authors, painters, poets and minorities from other countries over the years.
The show was not billed as her full MDNA concert and tremendous effort was made to keep the ticket prices reasonable ($100 for 2,000 floor seats) and keep them strictly for her fans.
The show cost Madonna close to a million dollars to produce. She has done a handful of club dates in the past and they were never more than 45 minutes. And by the way, she put on a fabulous show, which was streamed for millions of fans around the world.
Check out the video below to see what happened once the concert ended :