May 24th Forum Los Angeles, CA
May 26th Forum Los Angeles, CA
May 27th Forum Los Angeles, CA
May 29 MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV
May 30 MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV
June 2 Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, CA
June 3 Arrowhead Pond Anaheim, CA
June 6 HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
June 8 HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
June 9 HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
June 13 MCI Center Washington, DC
June 14 MCI Center Washington, DC
June 16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
June 17 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
June 20 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
June 21 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
June 23 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
June 24 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
June 27 Worcester Centrum Boston, MA
June 28 Worcester Centrum Boston, MA
June 30 Worcester Centrum Boston, MA
July 1 Worcester Centrum Boston, MA
July 4 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
July 5 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
July 7 Continental Airlines Arena E. Rutherford, NJ
July 8 Continental Airlines Arena E. Rutherford, NJ
July 11 United Center Chicago, IL
July 12 United Center Chicago, IL
July 14 United Center Chicago, IL
July 15 United Center Chicago, IL
July 18 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
July 19 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
July 21 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
July 24 Philips Arena Atlanta
July 25 Philips Arena Atlanta
July 28 Office Depot Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
July 29 Office Depot Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
August 1 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
August 2 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
August 14 Manchester Evening News MEN Arena, England
August 15 Manchester Evening News MEN Arena, England
August 18 Earls Court London, England
August 19 Earls Court London, England
August 22 Wembley Stadium London, England
August 23 Wembley Stadium London, England
August 25 Wembley Stadium London, England
August 26 Wembley Stadium London, England
August 29 Slane Castle Dublin, Ireland
September 1 Bercy Paris, France
September 2 Bercy Paris, France
September 4 Bercy Paris, France
September 5 Bercy Paris, France
September 8 Arnhem, Netherlands
September 9 Arnhem, Netherlands
September 13 Lisbon, Portugal
September 14 Lisbon, Portugal

  • Madonna mostly played her greatest hits during this tour with a selection of songs from current album American Life
  • This was the first time that Madonna used a pit in her stage. Tickets to enter the pit weren’t available for sale but through competitions only
  • Steven Klein directed the opening video ‘The Beast Within’ which was originally part of  X-STaTIC Pro=CeSS
  • Madonna cancelled the second show in LA (right after the world premiere) due to stomach flu
  • Madonna’s documentary I’m Going To Tell You A Secret (IGTTYAS) was filmed during this tour
  • The shows in Paris on September 4 and 5 were both professionally filmed by Jonas Akerlund and his crew. Footage from this recording were used in ‘I’m Going To Tell You A Secret’ mixed with footage from the Lisbon recording
  • The tour was planned to stop in Israel but this was scrapped as her manager thought it’d be too dangerous as M received various threaths
  • The tour ended in Lisbon Portugal, both shows were filmed for DVD release (which unfortunately was never commercially released, but the recording has leaked and found its way online)
  • This tour brought Madonna back to Holland after an absence of 14 years! She was scheduled to play two shows in the Gelredome in Arnhem. The shows sold out in minutes, there was a total Madonna frenzy in Holland!
  • During the second show in Arnhem, dancers and crew played tricks on Madonna; dancers changed parts, other videos were shown on the screens. It was the last time they had a chance to do this as the final shows in Lisbon were to be profesionally filmed
  • The reviews were absolutely outstanding
  • IGTTYAS premiered in both New York and London, two-hundred fans were invited to the premiere in London, thanks to queuing for the Koko gig (COADF 2005 launch), the front row was reserved for them and all were handed a gift bag. Madonna and Guy attended this screening as well in Chelsea Cinema
  • IGTTYAS premiered in Holland on Dutch TV channel Veronica

Professional press pictures taken in Arnhem Holland 2004, published here at MadonnaUnderground with permission by the rightful owner photographer William Rutten. Please do not share.

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Re-Invention Tour Europe – by Kimberly van Pinxteren

Re-Invention Tour Europe – by Hans Schaft

Re-Invention Tour Europe 2004  – photographs by Kimberly van Pinxteren and Hans Schaft