Madonna speaks Tagalog during her Rebel Heart concert in Manila
by Nikko Tuazon and Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on February 25, 2016
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After a long wait, Madonna finally brought her Rebel Heart tour to Manila.
She told her Filipino fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena: 'This is my first time in the Philippines, motherf*ckers! Give it up!'
At one point, the Queen of Pop tried speaking in Tagalog:
'Kumusta? Kumusta, Manila? Motherf*ckers!'
Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert tour is divided into four acts. The pop diva’s Manila concert opened with the “Joan of Arc/Samurai” segment followed by the “Rockabilly meets Tokyo” segment. The last two segments of the show had “Latin/Gypsy” and “Party/Flapper” themes, respectively.
Madonna will hold the second night of her #RebelHeart Manila concert this Thursday, February 25, at the MOA Arena.
Tickets to the Rebel Heart concert in the Philippines are priced at P57,750 for VIP, P52,500 for Patron VIP, P52,000 for VIP Floor, P42,000 for Patron, P33,600 for Lower Box VIP, P29,400 for Lower Box, P8,400 for Upper Box, and P3,150 for Gen Ad.
Madonna made a grand entrance at the SM Mall of Asia Arena by being lowered down a steel cage.
The pop diva's Manila concert opened with 'Joan of Arc/Samurai' segment followed by the 'Rockabilly meets Tokyo' segment.
The third segment is referred to as the Latin / Gypsy portion that featured Madonna in a sparkly
The fourth segment had a party vibe that brought back memories of the flapper era during the 1920s.
Madonna's set list alternated her new songs with her classic hits.
The first segment featured mostly her new songs from the album 2015 album Rebel Heart. Madonna opened the Manila concert with 'Iconic' and followed 'Bitch I'm Madonna' featuring Nicki Minaj.
During the first part of the concert, Madonna gave a controversial performance of 'Devil Pray' and 'Holy Water,' which are also part of her new album.
Some of the older songs she performed were 'True Blue' (1986), 'Deeper and Deeper' (1992), and 'Like a Virgin' (1984).
Madonna also performed her new songs 'Body Shop' and 'HeartBreak City' for the 'Rockabilly meets Tokyo' segment.
The 'Latin/Gypsy' segment opened with a music video of 'S.E.X.' from her 2015 album with elements from 'Justify My Love' (1990).
Later on during the show, Madonna did a bullfighting-themed performance for 'Living for Love.'
This was followed by crowd favorite tracks 'La Isla Bonita' (1986) and 'Take a Bow' (1994).She addressed Filipinos by asking, 'Alright, Manila! Are you ready to heat this place up?'
She then pulled off her skirt to reveal her sheer dress underneath.
She candidly told the crowd, 'It's getting harder and harder for me to take off my clothes.'
At one point, the Queen of Pop spoke in Tagalog:
'Alright Manila, let me hear you scream! This is my first time in the Philippines, m*otherfuckers! Give it up!
'What I want to know is: are you happy that I came? Are you happy that I came? That sounds good. That sounds happy. F*uck yeah!
'Kumusta? Kumusta, Manila? M*otherfuckers!'
Her Manila concert served as a way for Madonna to thank her loyal fans who have supported her for the past three decades.
'It feels amazing after 32 years being able to do what I love,' she admitted.
Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, and Derek Ramsay
were among the celebrities spotted by PEP at the first night of the Rebel Heart concert tour at the MOA Arena.
Madonna will hold the second night of her concert series this Thursday, February 25, at the same venue.