April 13 – Marine Stadium, Makuhari – Japan
April 14 – Marine Stadium, Makuhari – Japan
April 15 – Marine Stadium, Makuhari – Japan
April 20 – Nishinomya Stadium, Osaka – Japan
April 21 – Nishinomya Stadium, Osaka – Japan
April 22 – Nishinomya Stadium, Osaka – Japan
April 25 – Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama – Japan
April 26 – Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama – Japan
April 27 – Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama – Japan
May 04 – The Summit, Houston – USA
May 05 – The Summit, Houston – USA
May 07 – Reunion Arena, Dallas – USA
May 08 – Reunion Arena, Dallas – USA
May 11 – UA Sports Arena, Los Angeles – USA
May 12 – UA Sports Arena, Los Angeles – USA
May 13 – UA Sports Arena, Los Angeles – USA
May 15 – UA Sports Arena, Los Angeles – USA
May 18 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland – USA
May 19 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland – USA
May 20 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland – USA
May 23 – Rosemont Horizon, Chicago – USA
May 24 – Rosemont Horizon, Chicago – USA
May 27 – Skydome, Toronto – Canada
May 28 – Skydome, Toronto – Canada
May 29 – Skydome, Toronto – Canada
May 31 – The Palace, Michigan – USA
June 01 – The Palace, Michigan – USA
June 04 – The Centrum, Worcester – USA
June 05 – The Centrum, Worcester – USA
June 06 – The Centrum, Worcester – USA (cancelled)
June 08 – Capital Center, Landover – USA
June 09 – Capital Center, Landover – USA
June 11 – Nassau Coliseum, New York – USA
June 12 – Nassau Coliseum, New York – USA
June 13 – Nassau Coliseum, New York – USA
June 15 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia – USA (cancelled)
June 16 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia – USA
June 17 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia – USA
June 20 – Byrne Arena, New Jersey – USA
June 21 – Byrne Arena, New Jersey – USA
June 24 – Byrne Arena, New Jersey – USA
June 25 – Byrne Arena, New Jersey – USA
June 30 – Eriksberg Stadium, Göteborg – Sweden
July 03 – Bercy, Paris – France
July 04 – Bercy, Paris – France
July 06 – Bercy, Paris – France
July 10 – Stadio Flaminio, Rome – Italy
July 11 – Stadio Flaminio, Rome – Italy
July 13 – Stadio Delle Alpi, Torino – Italy
July 15 – Olympia-Reitstadion, Munich – Germany
July 17 – Westfalenhalle, Dortmund – Germany
July 19 – Wembley Stadium, London – England
July 20 – Wembley Stadium, London – England
July 21 – Wembley Stadium, London – England
July 24 – Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam – Holland
July 27 – Calderon Stadium, Madrid – Spain
July 29 – Estadio De Balaidos, Vigo – Spain
August 01 – Olympic Stadium, Barcelona – Spain
August 05 – Stade De L’Ouest, Nice – France

  • The first tour where Madonna was almost arrested in Toronto due to ‘obscene behaviour’ (re: Like a Virgin – sticking hand in crotch)
  • Madonna couldn’t wear her designer (Jean Paul Gaultier) costumes for her first show in Japan due to heavy rain fall.
  • Madonna’s one and only show in Rotterdam wasn’t sold out. A good 40.000 of the 45.000 available were sold.
  • Rotterdam was the only show of the tour where Madonna brought a girl from the audience on stage during ‘Holiday’ to dance with her.
  • Madonna’s second show in London was broadcast on the radio with a delay, as they wanted to cut out any possible ‘swearing’.
  • Madonna received many complaints due to the amount of swearing that she did, most of all in London. She didn’t pay attention and explained to us that fuck is a good word, because if our mom and dad did not fuck, we would not fucking be here.
  • The (in)famous documentary Truth Or Dare (In Bed With Madonna) was filmed during this tour by Alek Keshishian
  • The Blond Ambition Tour from Yokohoma was broadcasted on Japanese TV (Like A Virgin was cut).
  • The Blond Ambition Tour was only ever released officially on VHS and laserdisc in Japan, containing the show from Yokohoma. Later the professionally filmed show in Nice France was released on Laserdisc as well, unfortunately not on VHS or DVD.
  • In 2004 the Blond Ambition was released as a DVD, the professionally filmed show from Dallas USA. However this was not a offical release and not endorsed by Warner Music/Madonna/Pioneer. The quality is not as good as the shows from Yokohoma and Nice.
  • Barcelona was professionally filmed and broadcast in various countries on TV (with a censored version of Like A Virgin).
  • Paris was professionally filmed for the Truth Or Dare documentary.

Blond Ambition Tour 1990 Europe – photographs by Hans Schaft