Whether or not bigger is always better is up for debate, but both Madonna and Lady Gaga are approaching their respective world tours with a “go big or go home” attitude when it comes to staging.
Earlier this week, we reported that Gaga’s elaborate Gothic castle stage for her “Born This Way Ball” is the “largest scenic structure that’s ever been built to tour.” But don’t confuse that feat with “the largest video screens ever created” to hit the road, because those are going to be toted around the world for Her Madgesty’s “MDNA Tour.” Got that?
Now, we’re getting our first peak at M’s jumbo screens, courtesy her manager Guy Oseary, who posted several images from the first days of full production rehearsal for the tour.
Check this thing out:
Pretty rad, huh?
In another image (after the jump), we also get a first look at how the pit, where select fans will get to enjoy the show from, will be structured. The concept is similar to the Monster Pit Gaga is featuring on her “BTW Ball” – a small enclosed area directly in front of the main stage surrounded by a catwalk – the only difference being how the heck fans get in there for the best view in the house. Entrance to the “MDNA Tour” pit is via a random-selection contest fans have to enter in advance, while Gaga’s Monster Pit is a general admission area filled by the first fans in line at the concert.
Check it out below, along with another image of the Queen hard at work!
Hard at work: