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Madonna’s Celebration Tour at TD Garden in Boston: Seven Things You Need to Know

Madonna, the ultimate trendsetter, has been rocking our world for decades.

From the moment she vogued onto the scene in the 80s, she’s been the undisputed Queen of Pop, turning heads and breaking norms like it’s her day job.

Picture this: the 80s, neon lights, and Madonna in lace gloves and a cone bra.

Boom! Fashion revolution. She didn’t just wear clothes; she owned them. And suddenly, we were all raiding our closets for lace and leather.

But Madonna wasn’t just a fashion icon; she was a musical powerhouse. “Like a Virgin” and “Material Girl” became anthems of rebellion. She wasn’t singing about rainbows and butterflies; she was singing about love, lust, and living life on the edge.

Fast forward to the 90s, and Madonna was still turning heads.

“Like a Prayer” had us all questioning our beliefs, while “Vogue” had us striking poses in front of the mirror. Madonna wasn’t just making music; she was shaping our cultural landscape.

The 2000s brought a new Madonna – still fierce, still fabulous. She dipped into electronica, collaborated with the hottest artists, and showed us that reinvention is an art form. And let’s not forget her foray into fitness with Hard Candy – because who wouldn’t want buns of steel a la Madonna?

Today, Madonna remains a force to be reckoned with.

She’s not just a pop legend; she’s a cultural icon. Her influence isn’t confined to the stage; it’s in the way we embrace individuality, defy expectations, and dance like nobody’s watching.

So here’s to Madonna, the eternal rule-breaker, the queen of reinvention, and the reason we all still believe in the power of pop. Long live the Queen!

And she’s at TD Garden Monday January 8 and Tuesday January 9.

Are you going? Well, if you are, here are Seven Things You Need to Know to have the best time ever!

  • 1. The Set List

    Who needs surprises? Of course, this is subject to change, but here’s USA Today’s breakdown of Madonna’s Celebration Tour’s set list. She misses nothing!
    Act I
    “Nothing Really Matters”
    “Everybody”
    “Into the Groove”
    “I Love New York”*
    “Burning Up”
    “Open Your Heart”
    “Holiday”
    Act II
    “Live to Tell”
    “Like a Prayer”
    Act III
    “Erotica”
    “Justify My Love”
    “Hung Up”
    “Bad Girl”
    Act IV
    “Vogue”
    “Human Nature”
    “Crazy for You”
    Act V
    “Die Another Day”
    “Don’t Tell Me”
    “Mother and Father”
    “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor cover)
    “La Isla Bonita”
    “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
    Act VI
    “Bedtime Story”
    “Ray of Light”
    “Rain”
    Act VII
    “Billie Jean” / “Like a Virgin”
    “Bitch I’m Madonna”
    “Celebration”

  • 2. Tickets

    Hey, they are still available and range from $100 to $600. Here’s a link for the best prices and seats: https://www.ticketmaster.com/madonna-the-celebration-tour-boston-massachusetts-01-08-2024/event/01005E23B724418C
    Madonna's Celebration Tour at TD Garden in Boston: Seven Things You Need to Know

  • 3. Cash Only People!

    TD Garden is a cash to card arena, ensuring contactless transactions for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases. Only contactless payment options, including credit card, mobile payment, TD Garden Hub app wallet, debit card, and Apple Pay will be accepted within the arena.

    Guests will be able utilize one of our new Cash-to-Card kiosks to convert cash to prepaid credit cards. There is no cost to get a card, and there are no fees to use the card. Prepaid credit cards can be used anywhere, inside or outside of the arena. Any money remaining on a card after an event can be spent outside of the arena. Cards are not reloadable.

    Live Earth London - Show

    LONDON – JULY 07: Madonna performs on stage during the Live Earth concert held at Wembley Stadium on July 7, 2007 in London. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07, bringing together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • 4. Where to Park?

    North Station Garage

    The North Station Garage, located directly underneath TD Garden, is open daily from 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM. Visitors to the West End, Beacon Hill, North End, and Government Center can enjoy safe, covered parking in the North Station Garage.

    With the most convenient parking for every game, event, or trip into Boston, the North Station Garage offers a flat event rate* of $60 when you enter 3 hours prior to the scheduled event time, and flat non-event early bird special rate*** of $30 when you enter before 9:00am and exit before 6:00pm.

    Elevators located in the parking garage will bring you directly to the main concourse in North Station, with easy access to the MBTA, Commuter Rail and of course, street level access for walking to other destination spots throughout the city.

    For directions to the parking garage, navigate to the Nashua Street ramp located at 121 Nashua Street or to the Causeway Street ramp located at 140 Causeway Street.

     

     

    Live 8 London - Stage

    LONDON – JULY 02: Singer Madonna performs on stage at “Live 8 London” in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

  • 5. Bag Policy

    OK, OK. The bag thing is tricky. We’re just going to let you know EXACTLY what TD Garden prohibits.
    From TDgarden.com:

    “To uphold health and safety protocols, minimize contact, and ensure a swifter entry process, TD Garden strongly discourages guests from bringing bags to events.
    If a bag is necessary, the following restrictions and processes apply:
    •    Backpacks of any size are considered prohibited items and are not allowed into the arena.
    •    Bags that measure larger than 14”x14”x6” are considered prohibited items and are not allowed into the arena.
    •    Bags that measure between 14”x 14”x6” and 6”x4”x1.5” (including clear bags and ProShop powered by ‘47 bags) are subject to x-ray screening and visual inspection.
    •    Bags that measure smaller than 6” x 4” x 1.5” may proceed through express screening lanes for visual inspection.
    •    Diaper bags and bags needed for medical reasons are allowed but will be subject to x-ray screening. We kindly ask that you reach out to TD Garden Customer Service (customerservice@tdgarden.com) 24 hours prior to your event if you want to arrange for additional accommodations before arrival.

    Reminder: Patrons with prohibited items will not be permitted entry to the arena. TD Garden does not provide on-site storage. Guests are asked to plan accordingly and allow for extra time when arriving to TD Garden.”

    Madonna Returns For Night Two Of Her "Reinvention"

    INGLEWOOD, CA – MAY 26: Singer/actress Madonna performs onstage during her “Re-Invention” World Tour 2004 at The Great Western Forum, May 26, 2004 in Inglewood, California. The outfit she is wearing is designed by Christian LaCroix. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

  • 6. Where To Eat

    Wanna grab a bite before the show? TD Garden is near a lot of GREAT restaurants. Bob Bronson recommends Bacco in the North End. It’s on Salem Street and Bob says order the meatballs.
    I like Ward 8, which has great drinks. Boston Magazine’s recommendations in the area are HERE

    Madonna Performs In Rome

    ROME – SEPTEMBER 06: Madonna performs at during her “Sticky and Sweet” world tour at Olympic Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

  • 7. Accessibility

    If you require assistance, all you need to to is ask! TD Garden’s policies include:

    “To arrange for a wheelchair escort, please click here to launch our wheelchair request form. Pre-arranged wheelchair requests must be submitted 72 hours prior to your event. A member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to confirm your request. If you have any additional concerns, please email us at customerservice@tdgarden.com. If you are not able to submit your request within the 72 hour time frame, you may request a wheelchair upon arrival at Elevator 1. All wheelchair escorts will meet at Elevator 1 unless an alternate location was approved by TD Garden personnel.”

    Also: Service dogs that are trained to provide services and tasks for persons with disabilities are permitted. Support or companion animals are not permitted. Guests with service dogs may not take up additional seats unless a ticket has been purchased for the adjacent seat for the service dog.

    Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show Press Conference

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 02: Singer Madonna looks on on during a press conference for the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at the Super Bowl XLVI Media Center in the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis on February 2, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Where to find WROR

    Come party with 105.7 WROR at Play Boston, located next to TD Garden, both nights before the show from 5pm-7pm! We will have some awesome prizes and your chance to win last-minute tickets to the show!

    Learn more HERE!

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