With the evergreen pop music icon starting her three-show stint at the Golden Gate Theatre tonight, legions of die-hard Madonna devotees are expected to flood the amphitheater for her almost sold-out Madame X Tour stop – albeit very (very) late in the evening.
The postponed SF leg of her latest tour – that, originally, included a single Halloween night show, and which was moved back and expanded to include two more weekday appearances – is unlike any concert series she’s done in decades.
(Read: cellphone and camera-free, smaller-scale, longer, more intimate "conversations" with the audience, etc..)
And, for San Francisco, the two-and-a-half-hour performance is also going to be a late one; the Mercury News reported the showtime had been “inexplicably changed” from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for all three nights, with Madonna not musing from the mainstage 'til perhaps 11 p.m. or later.
Alas, it looks like showgoers won’t be hailing rideshare till around 1 am – and that’s if everything goes according to plan. Though, you should prepared for an ungodly late 2 am show closing.
And if you want to take BART to and from the show, cross your fingers and burn an effigy to whatever deity you believe in...so that you'll make the train's final boarding time.
BART’s final northbound train will pass through Powell Street Station around 12:10 am, the last southbound train following at 1:05 a.m. However, getting to the Golden Gate Theatre when the doors open at 7:30 p.m. shouldn’t pose that much of an issue. It’s getting back that may cause a headache.
But patient (and highly-caffeinated) ticket holders can look forward to a setlist that includes every single track from her most recent LP Madame X, a celebrated return to form. Below the list of played tracks, per her most recent show at the Chicago Theatre on the 16th of last month, according to setlist.fm:
“Papa Don’t Preach”
“Madame X Manifesto”
“I Don’t Search I Find”
“Papa Don’t Preach”
“Killers Who Are Partying”
“La Isla Bonita”
“Like a Prayer”
Tickets for tonight’s show, as well as those for Monday and Tuesday, are still up for grabs, hefty price tags and all. Seats for this evening’s spectacle, available on the San Francisco Theatre’s website, start at a soul-crushing $835, with more affordable – but, still, by no means frugal – tickets starting at $290 for both weekday shows.
And sorry: It looks like you won’t have the chance to meet the Hung Up singer in person, either. Even the VIP packages that top $2K don’t include meet-and-greets, so don't expect to get up close and personal with the Vogue-ing legend, herself.
Can't make the show or simply want to delve into the world of Madame X? Check out her released music videos from the album, below: